Under our national law, anyone under the age of 18 who is sold for sex is a trafficking victim. Consent is irrelevant. But in many states, prostituted children are still arrested and treated as criminals.
Lee’s film yields a “complex and multilayered” account which she hopes will instruct her daughter, and future generations of girls, about the struggle that preceded them.
Girl Be Heard (originally known as the Project Girl Performance Collective) is a not-for-profit theater group that is the brainchild of Ashley Marinaccio, Artistic Director, and Jessica Greer Morris, Executive Director. They have melded their talents and backgrounds to create “social justice theater.” The new name reflects a rebranding, as the organization moves beyond its […]
At the Women in the World Summit, Hillary Clinton wondered, “Why extremists always focus on women is a mystery to me.”
Shamila Kohestani, recounted her struggles in Afghanistan and her life under Taliban rule. “I want my story to be a source of hope. Please take a moment and think about how valuable your freedom is.”
Repeatedly referenced as a “feminist icon,” Steinem often functions as a blank slate upon which others imprint their own anxieties, appreciation, disapproval or angry resentments.
Yet, regardless of generation, women have a tough row to hoe when it comes to getting traction on the kind of stories they want to write and get published.
Steinem recounted demonstrating outside the Museum with the rallying cry, “MoMA is a female impersonator.”
She sported a bold necklace on her lined neck and rings on her hands—which clearly showed the wear and tear of time and a life lived.
Gloria Steinem has repeatedly stressed the importance of women sharing their personal stories as a way to add their voices to the human record. This was the strength of The Daily Beast’s three-day event.