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On Wednesdays We Wear White: Iranian Women’s Fight for Equality

For many Iranian women, the World Cup was an opportunity to advocate for their rights and equal treatment under the confines of Islamic rule on an international level.
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Lorraine after a performance at Studio 526, 2018

Investing in a Culture of Radical Acceptance

Art, in many cases, is the first step to a house, the first step to mental health, and the first step to recovery. July 24, 2018
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Girl Gang Heisting: Film Commentary on Ocean’s Eight

Girl Gang Heisting: Film Commentary on Ocean’s Eight

In the wake of the Women’s March and the #MeToo Movement, the issues of gender equality and women’s representation in the film industry demand redress. July 9, 2018
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Amidst a Sea of Faces and Places

Amidst a Sea of Faces and Places

Faces Places struck me as an homage to the human experience—what it means to belong to a village, to meet strangers, to grow old, to remember. May 30, 2018
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The 2018 Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival Winners

The 2018 Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival Winners

Exposed and Uncovered: The War on Women fixed our gaze upon the globally acknowledged need to redefine and re-establish the relationships within and among women, and between men and women. April 20, 2018
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Bridging Cultural Diversity Through the Magic of Animation

Bridging Cultural Diversity Through the Magic of Animation

If even one child can be positively influenced by this film, I am convinced that the years of effort in producing it have been well worth the sacrifice. That child may become a future leader, or influencer, who may change the course of history. March 21, 2018
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In the Era of #MeToo, FGM Must be Seen as Sexual Violence

In the Era of #MeToo, FGM Must be Seen as Sexual Violence

The strongest communities are those who have the strongest individuals and the first step to building such communities is granting women and girls basic dignity and respect over their bodies without the threat and repercussions of sexual violence. January 19, 2018
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The Breadwinner: When Girls Will Be Boys

The Breadwinner: When Girls Will Be Boys

Parvana’s story and the lessons we learn from her journey in disguise as a boy in the streets of Kabul are particularly salient to the revolutionary voices around the world crying, #MeToo. December 16, 2017
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Our Mesopotamia: From the Ashes of Harvey Weinstein We Will Rise

Our Mesopotamia: From the Ashes of Harvey Weinstein We Will Rise

We need to feel bodily nauseated and aggrieved by all of those icons who built their careers while secretly/not-so-secretly using their power to devastate other, less powerful parties. November 13, 2017
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The Poetry of Turning Point: An Anthology of Work, Part II

The Poetry of Turning Point: An Anthology of Work, Part II

We have a little garden that I have seen die and come back alive. What will it be today? Will it look dry and wither away. Or will it be given a new life by those who care? October 23, 2017
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Comfort Women

Comfort Women

Referred to as Wianbu in Korean and “Comfort Women” in English, on August 14, 1991, a woman named Hak Soon Kim came forward to denounce the Japanese for the sexual enslavement of more than 200,000 women during World War II. September 8, 2017

Volume 5

The Poetry of Turning Point: An Anthology of Work

The Poetry of Turning Point: An Anthology of Work

A visit to Los Angeles' Skid Row, self-critique of the female form, and fighting with all you have to give your kids a better life. These are the poem's by residents of Turning Point Shelter, a place for people in transition. August 8, 2017
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A Plea for Liberation

A Plea for Liberation

To be black, female, and strong. How is it possible in a world that edges her toward self-destruction instead of empowerment? July 12, 2017
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