Girls’ Voices Matter Gets Its Own Space

Since moving to Eugene almost four years ago, I’ve looked for a permanent space for Girls’ Voices Matter. I’ve taught classes at various locations, including my house. I had a hard time finding a place that I could afford and had the space for all of my equipment. Enter the Covid-19 pandemic: all teaching shifted …

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Black History Month: Five Women Filmmakers

Black History Month is a perfect time to expand your horizons and explore work by black filmmakers. So today, we’ll look at the contributions to cinema by incredible African-American women. However, these women are just the tip of the iceberg. Whether you want a fun blockbuster, feel-good romance, or artsy indie, you’ll find a film …

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The Powerful Women of Hidden Figures

The film Hidden Figures focuses on the little-known story of a team of female African-American mathematicians. These women served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Because of this, teen girls especially can benefit from the portrayal of the powerful women of Hidden Figures. The film is based …

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Self-Care: Five Creative Activities for Teens

With a global pandemic and political strife, stress seems to be an unavoidable part of daily life, making self-care more important than ever before. This holds true even for young people, as anxiety and depression become increasingly common among teenagers. Fortunately, creativity (while not a cure-all) can help one’s mental and physical well-being. It can …

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Six Amazing Female Indian Directors You Should Know

By Claire Graman Today, we’re celebrating the work of six amazing female Indian directors. Indian cinema, often called Bollywood, although the country contains more “‘woods”, is incredibly prolific, profitable, and popular around the world… except in the U.S., where it we don’t often see it. And, like Hollywood, the Indian film industry also struggles with …

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Marion Davies played by Amanda Seyfried

Marion Davies, Conflicted Comedienne

Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies in Mank (2020). By Claire Graman Who is Marion Davies? What role does Marion Davies, conflicted comedienne, play in Mank (2020), David Fincher’s recent film on the making of Citizen Kane (1941)? The rise of streaming services and extended copyright laws have made old films less accessible. However, the legends …

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Our Oscar Predictions for 2020

By Claire Graman Our Oscar Predictions Today, I’m sharing our Oscar predictions for 2020. This has been an unprecedented year in film history, to say the least, but the Oscars will still happen (albeit two months later than usual). The new guidelines working towards diversity won’t kick in until 2023, but there have still been …

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