“Sometimes I think of the cost of raising a child all the way to adulthood—and since I know I can’t instantly pay my mom back hundreds of thousands of dollars, I can at least pay her back in a sincere doodle.”
“I’m a child of an immigrant and a child from poverty. I’m a woman who’s been through various forms of abuse. I know that those mind games of making something beautiful out of ugly is what I do for a living. I want the world to feel that.”
A study published this month indicates substantial progress for women’s inclusion in independent films over the past year. But gender discrepancies are amplified in the realm of more mainstream science fiction and superhero films.
Welcome back to Feminist Faves—our weekly round-up of powerful and punchy Instagram posts from feminist celebrities, activists, luminaries and influencers.
“I can assure you there is no institution more hierarchical, dominance-oriented, patriarchal and based on the threat and promise of violence than an American prison. This is not an accident; it is by design.”
These were the subversive sisterhood of saints unsung in most seminaries, unheard of in most congregations, missing in the stained glass and absent in the canons codified by patriarchy. One decade ago, I began to paint them and write about them.
Robin Ritz’s song and video celebrate the divine feminine—in the women in our lives, in our archetypes and in ourselves.
“Women have always been fighting for our human and civil rights. When we think of women’s work and women’s issues, we don’t necessarily think of those things. And that is the change that needs to happen.”
A documentary 30 years in the making. A takedown of gender discrimination. Weaponizing data. And an award-winning documentary about an award-winning hero. This week’s picks tell the stories of incredible women.
Hope Singsen had done very little producing before she began putting together The #HealMeToo Festival, which just wrapped in New York City. She started with a plan to find a space to produce Skin, her solo show about the road and obstacles to healing and reclaiming intimacy after childhood sexual trauma, and to share that […]