We hope you are all enjoying this wonderful holiday season! We're here to officially announce our Powerful Women video contest!
What we're asking is for you (whether you do it by yourself or in a get together with a group of friends!) to create a video under five minutes that addresses any one of the prompts below.
The submitted videos will be voted on through a public poll and the top two will receive a prize, with the first prize being a photo-shoot with the lovely and talented, CYW Photography (you can see some of her work here) So, it's highly suggested that once you make your video, you post it on all forms of social media so that people will watch and go vote!
So why should you participate in this?
First prize: Are you in need of a new profile picture or have you always wanted a professional photoshoot? Well this is your moment! Look and feel amazing with this prize! Our first prize is a mini photoshoot with the owner of CYW Photography. You get a 1-1.5 hour photoshoot with her with 2 outfit changes! You also get a complimentary 8x10 gift print! The prize is valued at $325 and if you want to learn more about CYW Photography, you can read more about her here. This is a perfect opportunity to feel like a star in a professional photoshoot, or a perfect gift to someone you love!
There is no age requirement for submissions, and when you are ready to submit, go ahead and post your video to youtube and then email us the link at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is January 31, and the poll closes about a month later, on February 28th.
So just a recap, here are the criteria for your video:
Don't worry about having a super fancy video, we just want to hear your opinion and that can be done without it looking professionally edited. You could get together with a group of friends and creatively answer the prompt or just sit down in front of your camera and talk. Whether you answer the prompt with with statistics or drawings, it's as easy or hard and creative or simple as you make it, so just have fun with the prompt and share your voice!
We're extremely excited to see what creative and interesting videos you come up with, happy filming!
Alexis & Shanzay
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For many of us, this is the first Monday of winter vacation. I hope you enjoy your break and have a great time relaxing and catching up with family!
Below is Little Mix's new video, Little Me...enjoy the lyrics (and make sure to go check out the video here...its pretty nice!) .
Exactly one year after the rape case in India that made international headlines, Whistling Woods International has created a video that turns the male gaze back on itself. The video shows four scenarios where women are partaking in their daily activities, but are subjected to the male gaze. After the men ogle the women, a reflective surface intervenes and reminds men of their pervasive gaze.
Last Friday Shanzay and I were extremely fortunate to be profiled for Girl Rising's blog. Girl Rising is a film and a movement that strives for global women's education through sharing stories, which they believe can bring about change.
You can check out their blog here & read what they had to say about Shanzay and I here!
Alexis and I are here to make an announcement of sorts.
PowWow is about empowering YOU, and we want to open up PowWow's blog to everyone!
Therefore, Alexis and I are announcing "Guest Authors". Everyone has an interesting opinion and insight to share about various topics, and we want to give others the opportunity to write blog posts that can be published on our blog! We want a variety of points of view on here and to allow everyone the chance to speak their minds about something they're passionate about!
You could write about any topic that you're interested in (ex. eating disordes, LGBTQQ rights, etc.), as long as its appropriate and educational. The length doesn't matter, as long as its long enough to explain the topic well enough. Let us know if you're interested in writing about a topic (and we'll let you know if we think thats appropriate), and then you can write something and get it published in (virtual?) ink on here!
If you're interested, please let us know by sending us a message via the "contact" button.
We're really excited to hear what you have to say, and we hope you'll be excited enough to write something for us!
This video by Miss Representation talks about the good AND the bad that has happened to women in media this year.
This comment on Tumblr adds another point of view from a viewer who wants to talk about feminism for women of color. What do you think about her comment? Do you agree or disagree?