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Nasty Women

December 20, 2016

By: Sallie Bingham

Because I live in New Mexico, I wasn’t at the New York Christmas party for which a dear friend and his accomplice molded this ornament and called it, “Nasty Women”: Lisa McNulty, Producing Artistic Director of The Women’s Project, and me, one of its first supporters

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Film Festival- All About Women and Girls

December 19, 2016

To the Contrary w/Bonnie Erbe celebrates 25 seasons on PBS with a film festival highlighting documentaries by and about women, families and diverse communities.  See these films as part of TTC on PBS and our website this December.    

Tent Village: by filmmaker Nilima Abrams is a unique insider’s view of roadside dwellers in Southern India. Shot by the children themselves, it’s an honest and nuanced look at child marriage, alcoholism and caste stigma that smashes stereotypes. (Beginning Dec. 2)

A Queen’s Discovery is about a 16-year-old, Nzinga Anasa Braswell and her eye opening  first journey to Ghana. Nzinga compares her black American experience as a youth with what she discovered in Africa.
(Beginning Dec. 9)

“UnSlut”  from Filmmaker Emily Lindin, founder of the Unslut Project, tells a powerful and sometimes personal story about sexual shaming of girls and women including victims of sexual assault. 
(Beginning  Dec. 16)

Growing Up Positive from filmmaker Yasmin Shiraz. A compelling story about two women who went through puberty while being HIV positive and how they experiences were similar and how they were different.
(Beginning Dec. 23)    
Clara, Angel of the Rockies from filmmaker Patricia McInroy. Clara Brown is a woman who was born into slavery and after being freed in 1859 she made a life for herself in the American West and went on to help and inspire others. (Beginning Dec. 30)

This Writer’s Life

December 19, 2016

By: Sallie Bingham

Progress. And Lack of It. For all of us, Christmas brings some kind of memories, maybe it’s best not to dwell on what kind. Since I am working on the first draft of my next memoir (probably not my next published book), Little Brother, I’ve been looking at a big set of black and white glossies my sister Eleanor loaned me. They show in endless detail the Christmas play we five children presented on our mother’s Christmas Eve birthday the winter we were all living in Paris. The Christmas play was a sacred tradition but this one, a version of Rumpelstiltskin, seems to have been particularly elaborate.

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Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?

December 14, 2016

By Sallie Bingham 

This explosive question, buried deep in many minds but sometimes inexpressible, was first printed in a 1971 article in Art News written by Linda Nochlin, who is one of our most fearless supporters—and critics. Nochlin went on to state, “The fact, dear sisters, is that there ARE no women equivalents for Michaelangelo, or Rembrandt, Delacroix, Cezanne, Picasso, or Matisse, or even, in very recent times, for de Kooning or Warhol.”

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All About Women & Girls Film Festival International Category Winner: A Queen's Discovery

December 09, 2016


To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe celebrates 25 seasons on PBS with a film festival highlighting documentaries by and about women, families and diverse communities. The All About Women & Girls Festival winner in the international category is A Queen's Discovery.

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

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