From the moment that I stepped into the dark elegant theatre at Lincoln Center, I felt a sense of belonging. The speakers spoke "to" me, not "at" me. The topics on the agenda were things I care about deeply -- human rights, environmental conservation, freedom of self-expression, female entrepreneurship and so on.
If I'm certain of one thing, it is that no man would be forced into my shoes -- not because they are six inch heels, but because we live in a world of double standards, female imposter bias and misogynistic media who perceive women as career-breaking targets.
My observation is that there has been a slight but positive shift in how women are portrayed in media. I see powerful women anchors on respected television news shows and some of the morning network news programs.
My grandmother is my role model. She worked diligently to provide information access in Asia to those around her who needed it. It was her efforts to help inform everyday citizens of the possibilities that existed outside of their towns that really inspired me.
Slaying your business begins with pushing through life's challenges, obstacles and setbacks. By pushing through you develop this untapped strength and tenacity that gives you access to higher levels of creativity and learn to consciously control your life in accordance with your desires, life purpose, and vision.
The ways in which we talk about girls and women's bodies in our everyday matter every bit, if not more, as the way they get talked about by critics, columnists, and cultural pundits.
Viewers can discuss ad nauseam Maggie's transition from doting daughter to zombie huntress, but fighting Walkers is par for the course in this world. This is a woman who has been attacked, kidnapped, held hostage and threatened with rape, and she fights her human attackers relentlessly.
On TV and in film an estimated one-third of fictional characters are female, despite the fact that women make up half the world's population. Beyond the numbers is the quality of roles. Women's experiences are cropped, or misrepresented, to fit into the fictional worlds of TV and film.
It's a Wednesday afternoon, a few hours before her domestic violence hotline shift begins, and Matilda Bickers has put out the final call for submissions to the fall version of Working It, a Portland-based quarterly by, about, and for sex workers.
Privilege was one of the topics we explored in a 90-minute conversation about race and media at the 2015 Camden International Film Festival. The conversation was a live recording of She Does Podcast, hosted by Sarah Ginsburg and myself.
The Designing Women Awards stand out because they pay tribute to women, an unusual event in the notoriously male-dominated world of film and television. Women remain underrepresented both in front of and behind the camera.
Women's voices in every facet of media are important because they change the conversation by making it more inclusive. Much like their presence in politics, women's presence in news -- as reporters, sources and story subjects -- isn't nearly representative of their presence in our country.
Remember, ladies: Your experiences may not be legitimate unless a man has confirmed them himself.
Comedienne Nina Rolle and I reply to the debate over the vocal fry in this little video song. Hell, no, we don't fry! But if you do, we'd like to hear why.
The movie has sent a pretty clear message to viewers that men are by nature sexual and aggressive, and women should relent, know their place and not "try too hard."
When Lindin was 11, she was branded a "slut" by her classmates and was bullied at school, after school and online. During all this, she kept a regular diary. Now a Harvard graduate pursuing her Ph.D. in California, Emily started The UnSlut Project by blogging her own middle school diaries.