who will change the way
you see the world
200 Women is a book and exhibition inspired by a belief that you can’t empower women without listening to their stories. Our subsequent idea was to persuade two hundred women in different parts of the world - whether they be rich or poor, black or white, educated or uneducated, famous or unknown - to sit or stand in front of a plain sheet of fabric and to be photographed and filmed while answering five fundamental questions.
Our goal was not to make a book about just successful and powerful women; those stories are important, but we wanted diversity, and above all, authenticity. Two hundred 'real women', with 'real stories'.
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Dianne Regisford was born in Oxford, in the United Kingdom. She is a visual and performance artist who creates spaces for multi-sensory engagement, storytelling and encounter. Regisford is a PhD researcher at the Social Sculpture Research Unit at Oxford Brookes University; her doctoral research explores the potential of the African philosophy of ubuntu in the socio-cultural dimension of migration and social cohesion in sustainable urban development. She is also a practicing energy healer in the KaHuna Lomi Lomi tradition. In 2016, she established the Soulfyah Sanctuary, founded on principles of African feminist perspectives of gender, sexuality and sensuality.