Announcing “Ordinary Women” Crowdfunding Campaign

#Ordinary WomenMarch 8, 2016

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Anita Sarkeesian

Executive Director and Buffy the Vampire Slayer Enthusiast

Feminist Frequency is proud to announce a crowdfunding campaign for Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History, a new video series that spotlights the incredible true stories of women in history. This series is something that we’ve been wanting to do for a long time.

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Feminist Frequency is proud to announce a crowdfunding campaign for Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History, a new video series that spotlights the incredible true stories of women in history. This series is something that we’ve been wanting to do for a long time.

Visit our campaign page for more information!

Rather than heroes, leaders and innovators, women are too often depicted—and treated—as secondary characters in history, objects of affections, damsels to be rescued, or merely the wives, mothers and assistants to the men who achieved important things. But a closer look back at history can tell a different story, one full of defiant, daring women who challenged stereotypes and refused to settle for the status quo.

Narrated by Feminist Frequency founder Anita Sarkeesian, Ordinary Women will tell the stories of exceptional women from history: Murasaki Shikibu, the inventor of the modern novel; Ada Lovelace, the writer of the first computer program, Ching Shih, a pirate captain; Emma Goldman, a political revolutionary; and Ida B. Wells, a civil rights leader and journalist. Each episode will features an original score and original animation, with a distinct visual style inspired by its subject.

Their accomplishments are a reminder that the stories we tell about women too often reflect the limitations that have been placed upon them, rather the things they can do–and have already done. We hope that our project can help shift perceptions of what girls and women can do, not just in exceptional cases but in perfectly ordinary ones.

Learn more and support our campaign by visiting: https://www.seedandspark.com/studio/ordinary-women#story