Movies By Her

"Entrenched systems don't change because you ask the people in charge. They change because all of the people who don't have what they want, rise up and make that change happen. And don't you want to?"

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Naomi McDougall Jones gave a roaring TED talk about what it's like to be a woman in Hollywood and I found it an inspiring way to start off the week. Her talk is rooted in research, fueled by passion and summed up into a "four point plan for the revolution." The best part? Her revolution includes all of us, and not just industry insiders. We can all help shift the direction of Hollywood and it's a crucial task.

Her talk also introduced me to a website called MoviesByHer, which is a searchable database of films made by women. The above film still is from a favorite of mine: Obvious Child. The film was written / directed by Gillian Robespierre and stars the inimitable Jenny Slate.

Book Fair Find

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Illustrator / designer Wendy Mcnaughton stumbled upon this stunning cookbook manuscript by the historic designer, Cipe Pineles.  Of all places? A little book fair. 

"She had stumbled upon an original 1945 manuscript of a cookbook designed by Cipe Pineles, who as the first female art director of Condé Nast, helped pave the way for women in design in the mid-20th century. Pineles worked on magazines such as Glamour, Seventeen and Charm and taught at Parsons School of Design in New York City. But she had a lesser known achievement: an unpublished cookbook tying together her art and family." - via NPR