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'.
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.