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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Emily Uy was born on the island of Cebu, in the Philippines. She immigrated to the United States in 2008. Uy is a cancer survivor and full-time caregiver, specialising in working with patients in hospice care who are suffering from the effects of a stroke or cancer. She is a member of the Pilipino Workers Centre in Los Angeles, California a non-profit that serves Filipino workers and their families.