For filmmaker Serena Dykman, “NANA” is even more than a Holocaust documentary: it’s a family exploration and a political call to action.
The Fight to Make It as a First-Generation American
The question “Will I make it?” leads a first-generation American in her career aspirations and continues to drive her independent journey far away from her family.
The Luxury of Supporting Myself
For my mother and grandmother, going to work each day and coming home with a paycheck was not an option.
Jackie “Moms” Mabley: The Original Badass Comedian
A floppy hat and housedress became tools for subversion in the hands of comedian Jackie “Moms” Mabley.
Outside the Home
Artist Dot Vile works in textiles with the delicacy of a surgeon with a scalpel, weaving a narrative out of construction materials and cloth that captures the combination, and often juxtaposition, of the male-female dynamic.
Pages: Dodie Smith I Capture the Castle
My grandmother introduced me to “I Capture the Castle” by Dodie Smith. “It was her favorite book,” I’d say, “and I was her favorite grandchild.”
Poet Bianca Stone’s “Love Is a Helicopter”
“We don’t always know what the hell’s going on, and we often start asking questions during arbitrary moments,” explains poet and visual artist Bianca Stone.