Sharon Arteaga

Filmmaker Sharon Arteaga had an unusual request when it came time for her Quinceañera. Instead of having a celebratory event, she convinced her mom to buy her a video camera. With it, Arteaga began making spontaneous films. A few years later, she started penning scripts. Today, Arteaga has won numerous short film competitions, including being …

Amna Nawaz

Amna Nawaz will be one of two new co-anchors of PBS NewsHour starting on January 2. Nawaz, currently the flagship evening news program’s chief correspondent, and Geoff Bennett will be replacing Judy Woodruff, who on December 30 is stepping down from the NewsHour anchor seat she has held since 2013. Nawaz is a first-generation American, …

LUNAFEST Austin 2022

Girls That Create and Brentwood Social House are hosting an in-person LUNAFEST® on Friday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m. The fundraising shorts film festival will benefit the nonprofit Austin Bat Cave, which works with young authors ages six to 18 in Central Texas by providing programs in creative writing, journalism, college essay writing, resume writing, …

Disney+ Introduces Ms. Marvel to the MCU

This summer, Disney+ is rolling out the new Marvel mini-series Ms. Marvel. The show centers around a young girl, Kamala Khan, in the MCU who is obsessed with the Avengers (particularly Captain Marvel). However, her interests make her feel like an outsider at home and school. Then one night, Kamala discovers superpowers of her own. …

films anger sadness

In the film Turning Red (2022), a young 13-year-old girl, Meilin “Mei” Lee, turns into a red panda whenever she has strong emotions: when she is angry, when she is sad and when she is excited. She begins to believe that strong emotions are embarrassing and tries to suppress her true self. In the film …

fanny female rock band

Three women nod to the beat of a drum, their silvery hair swinging in unison. One leans towards a microphone, husky voice ready to belt. This female trio is not some random band of retirees but instead living icons rekindling their passion for rock ‘n’ roll. Their slightly wrinkled faces smile as the sound of …

Anna May Wong

The U.S. Mint will, over the next four years, issue quarters featuring the likenesses of American women who contributed to “the development and history of our country.” The first batch of the American Women Quarters Program, announced in January 2022, includes astronaut Sally Ride and poet Maya Angelou. One name on the list might be …

Documentary: Becoming Helen Keller

Helen Keller has become a beacon for anyone interested in making a lasting contribution to the world. American Masters, an award-winning signature PBS series, captures that sentiment with their documentary Becoming Helen Keller. This film reveals little-known details of Keller’s personal life and examines her public persona and advocacy, including the progressive reforms she helped …

Beyond the CANVAS Features Inspirational Women Creators

In 2020, as a result of the pandemic, PBS NewsHour released the series Beyond the CANVAS to inspire audiences with art and culture stories. A second season arrived in 2021 and continued to revel in the power of the arts. Hosted by broadcast journalist Amna Nawaz, the 26-minute episodes feature an array of talent, providing …

New YouTube Series Takes Families on a Virtual Tour of Getty

Families can now take a dynamic ride through Getty’s collections, laboratories, gardens, and more with Becoming Artsy. This new YouTube series, hosted by Jessie Hendricks, brings viewers along while Hendricks explores the world of art. The first season is filmed at the Getty Center and Getty Villa, where Hendrix interviews various Getty museum professionals. She …

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