Sunday 15 December 2013

Weekly Worship: The Representation Project

The Representation Project Film Poster

Any organisation that promotes a positive change in the world deserves a little worshipping. However The Representation Project is one that currently has my full attention and admiration. It is an organisation that uses all types of media content to expose injustices created by gender stereotypes, with the aim of shifting people’s consciousness towards change.

This non-profit organisation was founded by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, an actress and documentary film maker who wrote, produced and directed Miss Representation. Miss Representation is a famous 2011 documentary film that explores how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in influential positions by circulating limited and often disparaging portrayals of women.

Now, in the past few years, the media has delivered some amazingly strong, independent and heroic representations of women. However, if you think the misrepresentation of women has gone completely, think again and take a little look at this...

So thank God for the likes of The Representation Project, right?

If you fancy getting involved, there are many ways in which you can lend a helping hand. Supporting this organisation can range from simple actions, like tweeting and taking a pledge, to donating and becoming a representative. To find out more visit

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