Posts in Feminist Filmmakers
Lauren Warren: Co-Host of Nerds of Prey Podcast on Women of Color in Gaming and Screenwriting

"I enjoy telling stories that reflect the world that I live in. I’m forming a production company and I’d like for every project on my slate to create opportunities for people to pursue their passions – especially for people in marginalized groups that have traditionally been or are prone to exclusion."

I was thrilled to interview, Lauren Warren, who is a writer, gamer, and one of the hosts of the Nerds of Prey podcastwho loves storytelling. In this interview, she shares about what makes the podcast unique, how her parents influenced her gaming, women of color in the gaming world, feminism and gaming, and her screenwriting ambitions. I'm excited about her continuous creations and their positive impact in nerd culture and the world!

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Khylen Steward: Independent Filmmaker on Her big dreams, Women of Color in Film, & Confidence
"I think I just started to figure out that while my dreams of making films were going to be hard to reach, they were definitely within reach."

I spoke with the wonderful, Khylen Steward, an independent filmmaker who recently created Creative Protest Films. Khylen shares about her big dreams in film, her recent experience at Sundance, women of color in film, and how she's gained confidence as a woman filmmaker. I have confidence that she will achieve her big dreams and continue to be a powerful force in the entertainment world.

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Dominick Evans: Filmmaking, Disability & Trans Visibility
"I fight for justice because I never want anyone to experience the very painful struggles I have had to endure. I want to make things better for future disabled kids, future generations of trans people, and anyone intersectional, marginalized, or who has otherwise been oppressed."

I was excited to interview Dominick because he's an important voice in the trans and disabled communities. He's a filmmaker in New York City working on an intriguing queer film and other interesting projects. Dominick shares about his experience as a disabled, trans man and the visibility and representation of disabled and trans persons on and off screen. I've been learning from Dominick since I started following him on Twitter, and this interview has opened my eyes and ears even wider. Dominick, also, hosts a Twitter chat called #FilmDis, which takes place on Saturday evenings.

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Talia Molé, Part 2: Giving a Platform to Childfree Women & Autonomous Education
"There’s something beautiful that happens when you come together as a community and you say all of the things that people are afraid to hear. But, because there’s power in numbers, it just gets louder and louder and louder. That platform to me is important because I just want it to get heavy. I want it to be filled with as many women as I can bring."

This week, I sat down with Lisa Hunter and Talia Mole, who are starting a nonprofit called Carved Space” in the San Francisco Bay Area. I met these two amazing women last year at the California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco) in the Anthropology and Social Change program, where they are getting their PhDs and where I graduated with my Master’s last May (2015).

Part 1 focused on the Carved Space nonprofit that Lisa and Talia are creating along with Lisa’s experience in the Navy and how that has helped create a veteran leg of the nonprofit. Part 2 focuses on Talia’s project that gives a platform to childfree women and on another nonprofit that she’s a part of about autonomous education.

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