This past Saturday, in a faux coronation ceremony that would make even the Royal Family a tad envious, Walt Disney World officially crowned Merida, the feisty, redheaded, bow and arrow toting, “anti-princess”, role model heroine of Disney/Pixar’s film “Brave”, as the 11th Disney Princess. BUT... in order for her to make the royal court cut, the refreshingly, rough ... [Read More]
Kristy Guevara-Flanagan grew up with Lynda Carter’s “Wonder Woman” television show in the late 70’s. She, like so many of us, was captivated as we watched Diana Prince spin her way into becoming her star-spangled, superhuman self and explains, “there simply wasn’t anything else out there that captured my imagination as a little girl.” But the allure of the powerful, lasso of truth toting, ... [Read More]
Mary-Claire King and Annie Parker. These are two women we didn't know about until last week. But when we heard their stories, we were dumbstruck that neither of them are household names, especially to those of us with breasts and ovaries. That’s why we want to thank Steven Bernstein and his long time friend Clark Peterson for making a feature film about these truly extraordinary ... [Read More]
This sounds like a fairy tale, but believe it or not Walt Disney was ahead of its time when it came to talking about vaginas. In 1946, Disney was commissioned by the Cello-Cotton company (who made Kotex feminine napkins) to produce a film called The Story of Menstruation, which mentioned the word vagina for the very first time on film. The 10-minute animated film was never distributed to movie theaters, but ... [Read More]
Earlier this month, our co-founder Jen Jones had the honor of accompanying WYSK Loren Raye to the red carpet premiere of MAKERS Women Who Make America. It was a truly inspiring night as the room was packed with countless luminaries featured in the film... women groundbreakers and pioneers who have transformed America over the last 50 years. The film makes its broadcast debut on PBS tomorrow, February 26 at ... [Read More]
The Light That Shines: A Documentary is "the most beautiful little film about a beautiful girl." Its aesthetic is stunning, its content heart wrenching, and its message profound. But, it's the women behind it who are truly inspiring... Jill Brzezinski-Conley, the young, vibrant fighter, determined to change the way women see beauty as she faces her own incurable cancer (stage-4 bone), following a double ... [Read More]
Women You Should Know is SO EXCITED to be captaining a New York City screening of the highly anticipated feature film Girl Rising, on the eve of International Women's Day.
From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising is a film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change a girl and the world. It features voice performances contributed by Meryl ... [Read More]