35 results for author: Nancy Chang


Snap Series Webisode Weekend! April 8 & 9

Snap Series aims to build Community through Web Series Development In the fall of 2016, Camille Adams, a recent graduate of Pacific Lutheran where she led a student-driven TV production crew, came to Reel Grrls with a great idea!  She wanted to bring aspiring high school filmmakers together with Seattle professionals in creative collaboration to produce short web series, at a flexible and voluntary pace; to learn about filmmaking processes, explore areas of creative production, and form mentorship relationships across our community. Reel Grrls has been exploring what to do with engaging young people and adults post election 2016. One of the ...

Get Reel Active: Screening 5th Star

Reel Grrls is proud to host Get Reel Active, supported by the City of Seattle’s Arts in the Parks program. Co-sponsored by Washington’s ACLU, Skate Like a Girl, Rain City Rock Camp for Girls, and the Vera Project. Get Reel Active is a call to action to all young people and their allies to mobilize in support of youth voice and to encourage the 2018 youth vote to be the biggest turn out in American history. Come meet other young people inspired to work hard to make America a place where all people feel safe and have a bright future. Reel Grrls believes that young people play a critical role in our future – and we need to hear their voices. We ...

Get Reel Active Dec 11 Pratt Park: Young people and allies unite!

What do you get when you combine art and social justice? GET REEL ACTIVE, is part of our commitment to #TheFutureisFeminist.  Reel Grrls is proud to host Get Reel Active, supported by the City of Seattle’s Arts in the Parks program, and co-sponsored by Washington’s ACLU, and the Vera Project. Get Reel Active is a call to action to all young people and their allies to mobilize in support of youth voice and to encourage the 2018 youth vote to be the biggest turn out in American history. Come meet other young people inspired to work hard to make America a place where all people feel safe and have a bright future. Reel Grrls believes that ...

Reel Grrls isn’t Letting Misogyny Ruin our 15th Birthday – Let’s Bash Back Together!

Today I imagined waking up in an America where I could proudly say we put a qualified, compassionate, and experienced President in office – who also happened to be a woman.  Instead, I have no feelings, or maybe I am in shock that an unqualified and tempermental unfit man, who was endorsed by the KKK and openly bragged about sexually assaulting women, is the leader of our country, a country he doesn’t believe is great.  America we are in trouble and we are hurting. It is my belief that the only way through is creating, fighting, and advocating for a global vision of a Future that is Feminist. Last night millions of Americans said yes to ...

Taryn Birkett Examines Race from a Mixed Race Perspective in her film “Colour”

Reel Grrls is proud to partner with PLURAL+ is a joint initiative of the UNAOC and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the support of a wide network of international partners to recognize young filmmakers around the world as they make media that matters.  Reel Grrls is excited to honor Canadian filmmaker Taryn Birkett with the Social Impact Award on her short sharing her story as a young mixed race person. Taryn reflects on her experience navigating race in parallel to world headlines like the death of Sandra Bland, a Black American who died under police custody in Texas in July of 2015.  Colour is a personal narrative about ...

Bad Logic, Bad Design, and Bad Use of Women to Dis

Open letter to the person that "designed" this meme attempting to counter the First Lady of the United States of America's assertion that sexual assault is BAD. BAD - just like your bad logic, bad design, and bad use of women to dis. Bad Logic  Your logic is terrible. You cannot equate sexual predatory behavior that is non-consensual to Beyonce (or any other person) having agency of their own body, and celebrating their sexuality on their own terms. Bad Design Your "meme" design is awful. Really? The font is too small - you need to make the font size "BIGLY". FYI, the standard meme font is generally IMPACT.  Your choice of ...

100 years of Planned Parenthood! Thank you for giving women choice.

Happy birthday to Planned Parenthood and thank you for their work in the last century.  This past spring our Grrls had the opportunity to share their thoughts and experiences on Planned Parenthood.  Check out their stories, as we wish Planned Parenthood another 100 years of providing quality healthcare for women, men, and young people.   Mentors, Current Grrls and Alums talk about Sexual Health Mandesia walks us through her first visit. Dr. Sara Talks about Sex, featuring Mandesia going on her first visit.

Girls Share Their Voices on the Changing Seattle, Title 9, and Identity.

Spring was an active time in our Grrl community.  We worked with Grrls from Powerful Voices, Y-WE, and middle school students from Aki Kurose and Asa Mercer thanks to Seattle Schools and Seattle Parks Community Learning Sites program.  Our amazing team of instructors worked to plant the seeds of digital story telling, and the young media makers went to work on getting their voices heard. We would not have been able to do this with out our community partners and funders like: Seattle Office of Arts and Culture's Youth Arts Grant, 4Culture's Sustained Support, the Satterberg Foundation, Garneau Nicon Family Foundation, and SXSW Community ...

It Doesn’t Matter if You’re an Oscar Winner

An open letter to the arts community: We need to play an active role in ending rape culture. As a woman who has built her career on supporting young people, especially girls, I am ashamed that I hesitated for a moment to speak out against the selection of Woody Allen’s latest film, Café Society, to make its North American premiere as the Opening Night Film of our much beloved Seattle International Film Festival. I guess I didn’t want to offend the people I consider friends and colleagues at our hometown film festival. But then I realized that this very type of rationalizing is what helps fuel rape culture in America. As the Executive ...

Reel Grrls Open House Feb 20

Reel Grrls is excited to share what's coming in our Lunar New Year. We invite you to be part of our first moon cycle of our 15th year. What better way to celebrate than to thank our community for their continued support. In honor of the year of the monkey, we will be hosting a lite brunch with dim sum and drinks. We will have a short program to recognize our community for their generous support and love. We will share out upcoming programs, and ways to be involved on our board, committees, and other volunteer roles. The Open House takes place on February 20th from 12pm - 1:30pm. The event is free and located at Youngstown Cultural Art Center. ...