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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Jessica Grace Smith
Jessica Grace Smith was born in Taihape, New Zealand. She graduated from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School with a bachelor of performing arts in 2009. An actor, writer, director and producer, Smith appeared in the long-running and award-winning Australian drama series, Home & Away, between 2014 and 2015. Her first short film, Everybody Else Is Taken– the story of a young girl who refuses to let her gender define her –premiered at the New York International Children's Film Festival in 2017.