Coachella Doesn’t Have a Single Female-Led Headliner Act

This past weekend and next is Coachella, an annual music and arts festival featuring some of the biggest names in the music industry. Guns N’ Roses, Calvin Harris, and LCD Soundsystem will be performing, and yet not one of those headliners (some of whom are pictured above) are a female-led act. In fact, since the festival’s inception in 1999 there has only been one female headliner. And that was 10 years ago!

At a time when female artists are topping the charts, it’s puzzling that the festival is systematically underrepresenting women in the industry – especially when women are the majority of festival goers.

That’s why this week, we’re asking you to tweet at GoldenVoice, the festival’s promoter, and tell them you’re not buying their exclusion of women! Together, we can challenge sexism in the music industry and in our larger culture.

Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project team

P.S. Not on Twitter? Send your message to Golden Voice here.

Join Us For A Mother’s Day Luncheon With Honorary Guest Connie Nielsen

We are hosting a Mother’s Day luncheon in Marin on Wednesday, May 11th with honorary guest and renowned film star Connie Nielsen. Join us in bringing together our extraordinary network of Bay Area supporters – learn more and buy your ticket here.

May Screenings of The Mask You Live In and Miss Representation

Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 10.01.29 AMWhether you’re a teacher who wants to bring the film to your students or a longtime fan who’s dying to see them on the big screen, here are some upcoming public screenings of The Mask You Live In and Miss Representation:

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RoyalToes“Since arriving in India this week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have honored victims of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, met with charities dedicated to homeless children and wildlife rescue, attended a Bollywood gala to raise funds for said charities, paid their respects to fallen soldiers of World War I, spent time with their (self-dubbed, 93-year-old) No. 1 fan, played cricket with national champions, and honored the late Mahatma Gandhi by visiting a museum dedicated to his legacy. And what’s been the biggest buzz regarding all that do-gooding this week? The ‘tortured’ state of Kate Middleton’s feet as she strode across the lawn at the Gandhi museum, naturally.” – Yahoo
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Viral Tweet Depicting a Google Search of Professional Versus Unprofessional Hairstyles

via Miss Representation‘s Instagram