5 Women to Watch / Female Run Projects & Spaces
1: @Lenawaithe is a history-making, award-winning actress, producer, and writer, and she’s sharing her genius with us by gracing the cover of Vanity Fair. Ms. Waithe’s call to action: #LetsBlackPantherThisIssue
I’m heading to a newsstand right now to pick up a few copies and I can’t wait to hear what’s in her BRAIN.
2: The multi-talented Hungerford sisters built and run @ACreativeDC, the multi-platform site that connects, collabs with, and celebrates diverse, talented artists and emerging entrepreneurs in the D.C. area. You’ll discover so much to do & see from this one killer space, including sisters supporting sisters and I AM HERE FOR THAT.
3: #1in10 women have Endometriosis, it can steal your choice of being a parent, cement your internal organs together, it’s more prevalent than asthma or diabetes and yet there’s a 10+ year average to just get diagnosed. There’s no cure but there are safe treatments and very unsafe treatments so advocacy is key to helping over 10% of women. Shannan Cohn breaks down the mystery disease in the fascinating documentary, @EndoWhat, that every woman should watch. For each purchase of the film, one DVD copy is distributed to schools to advocate #endometriosis awareness in hopes to prevent the next generation from suffering as much as we have.
4: @otherwild is the LGBTQ owned and run independent shop filled with cool, unique pieces. The aesthetic is so rad and the ethos is evolved, embracing intersectionality in all aspects. Body positivity, gender neutrality, and fluid af, Otherwild is a favorite shop of mine located in NYC, LA, and online.
5: @ppindkentucky is the one #PlannedParenthood that provides accessible, affordable, crucial healthcare to women in Indiana and Kentucky. 2 BIG STATES. 1 Planned Parenthood. @ebethsorrell did a fundraiser for them in 2017, teaching me and others the illuminating fact that the states with fewer PP’s are the ones who need our support the most. This individual healthcare provider posts helpful information and advocacy we can all benefit from by following them.
Photo from @otherwild Art in photo by @gotagirlcrush @jbbrager @mariahraegillespie