Today is #GivingTuesday, a global celebration of generosity that serves as a counterpoint to the busiest shopping day of the year. We’re commemorating the day by giving thanks to you. It is because of the generous support of so many of you that we are able to dream big and achieve big. And 2015 was no exception:
- Together, we sparked a national conversation about healthy masculinity with the premiere of The Mask You Live In. Already, the film has been seen by hundreds of thousands of people in all 50 states and 15 countries.
- Together, our #AskHerMore campaign reached over 25 million people globally, switching the focus on the red carpet from women’s appearance to their accomplishments and inspiring everyone to value women for more than their looks.
- Together, we educated and empowered young people to deconstruct limiting stereotypes and speak out against inequity and injustice. In 2015, we launched The Mask You Live In social and emotional learning curriculum, now in 1,000+ K-12 and university institutions.
So thank you! And know this is only the beginning. We have big plans for 2016 and need your support.Please, dig deep and make a generous, tax-deductible donation to The Representation Project today! Together, we will build a world free from limiting stereotypes and injustices.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project team
PS Stay tuned for a new, original video from us coming soon!
Catch Us At the Castro
Tickets are almost sold out for the benefit screening of The Mask You Live In at San Francisco’s iconic Castro Theatre tomorrow. Don’t forget to get yours before they’re all gone.
From Around the Web
“Parents need to talk with [all of their children, regardless of gender] about the stereotypes they see in media, discussing what’s wrong with the stereotypes and what they can do to counteract them.” – Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Everyday Feminism
- BBC: Jennifer Siebel Newsom on the BBC Radio
- CNN: New Kind of Pirelli Calendar Unveiled
- Everyday Feminism: 4 Sex Myths Your Teen Is Getting at School – And How to Counteract Them
- The Guardian: Zoolander 2 Isn’t Just Bad for Trans People – It’s a Step Backwards for Us All
- Los Angeles Times: “Smile!” How a Villain’s Phrase in Jessica Jones Exposes Modern-Day Sexism
- Think Progress: The Ripple Effects Of Mark Zuckerberg’s Two-Month Paternity Leave
- Mic: The Powerful Thing That Happened After Police Released the Laquan McDonald Video
- Newsweek: Women Have Made Little Progress Narrowing Media Gender Gap in Past Decade
- SF Examiner: The Mask You Live In Addresses Damaging Definitions of Masculinity
- SF Weekly: Jennifer Siebel Newsom: The Woman Behind the Iron Mask
Image via Miss Representation‘s Instagram