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Official Instagram for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. If she can see it, she can be it.™ #seeitbeit

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We had SO much fun!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Last week we celebrated Black History Month with our See Jane Salon – Gotta Keep on Tryin’! And now we're doing it again in NY, tomorrow!⁣⠀ We will once again shine a spotlight on women and girls of color in Hollywood and Media using literature as its entry point. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Join us for the 20th anniversary celebration of Tryin’ to Sleep in the Bed You Made, by New York Times best-selling authors, Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant at 72andSunny in Brooklyn. The event will feature stage readings by actors from the award-winning and beloved DeBerry and Grant novels followed by a panel discussion.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ To learn more about this event and more follow the link in biohttps://seejane.org/membership/see-jane-salon-tryin-to-sleep-in-the-bed-you-made-nyc/⁣⠀ ⁣⠀
⁣❤️🤝❤️Intersectionality matters!⁣⠀ ⠀ The vast majority of leads from the past decade are white, 83.4%, while less than one-in-five are leads of color 16.7%. Among leads of color, 74.0% are male, while 26.0% are female. ⁣⠀ This means that the gender gap in leading roles in even more pronounced for leads of color than white leads.⁣⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In our Benchmark Report we analyze the identity of leads in the top grossing family films from 2007 to 2017 to see whether Hollywood content creators have made progress when it comes to telling the stories of traditionally marginalized groups. ⁣⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To read the full report visit our link in bio⁣⠀ https://seejane.org/research-informs-empowers/the-geena-benchmark-report-2007-2017/⁣⠀
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🚨 Attention NY members!⠀ ⠀ Our Black History Month celebration is only a couple days away!⠀ ⠀ Join us for the 20th anniversary celebration of Tryin’ to Sleep in the Bed You Made, by New York Times best-selling authors, Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant at 72andSunny in Brooklyn. The event will feature stage readings performed by actors Roseanne Chery, Magaly Colimon, Henry Lennix, Lisa Wilkerson from the award-winning and beloved DeBerry and Grant novels followed by a panel discussion.⠀ ⠀ The authors themselves will be joining us on panel with amazing talents Yolonda Brinkley founder of Diversity in Cannes, Henry Lennix actor on The Blacklist, and Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren, PhD, MBA⠀ business executive, artist, entrepreneur and emerging academic marketing scholar.⠀ ⠀ We hope to see you there!⠀ To RSVP and learn more follow the link in biohttps://seejane.org/membership/see-jane-salon-tryin-to-sleep-in-the-bed-you-made-nyc/⠀ ⠀
🌟 Let's make a change!⠀ ⠀⠀ Our benchmark study finds that while progress has been made for female leading characters, women are far from achieving parity with men as leads in family films. Leads of color remain underrepresented in family films, although this has improved somewhat in the past few years. LGBTQIA individuals and people with disabilities are rarely featured as protagonists in family films, and no measurable progress has occurred in the last decade. The film industry largely prides itself on being progressive, but continues to tell mostly stories about the lives of straight, white men without disabilities in family films.⠀ ⠀⠀ Change can start from behind the screens first.⠀ Learn more from our full report, visit our link in bio⠀ https://seejane.org/research-informs-empowers/the-geena-benchmark-report-2007-2017/⠀
🎉Have you been to our events? ⠀ From panels, screenings, and symposiums, we love our events!⠀ ⠀ Meet Geena, directors, writers, producers, and ⠀ engage with an exclusive community of like-minded individuals, all passionate and committed to eliminating unconscious bias and ensuring gender equality for our children today and tomorrow.⠀ ⠀ Photos taken from our 2018 LA Symposium where we tackled the issue of lack of representation of STEM female characters in media.⠀ ⠀ To join us for our events become a member!Learn more through the link in bio.⠀ https://seejane.org/membership/⠀
We need to see more representation!⠀ Everyone deserves to see themselves on the screen. ⠀ ⠀ In the U.S., 18.7% of people have a physical or cognitive disability, but their stories are rarely told in family films⠀ Fewer than 1% of leading characters (0.9%) were shown as a person with a disability in the top grossing family films of the last decade.⠀ ⠀ In our benchmark report we analyze the identity of leads in the top grossing family films from 2007 to 2017 to see whether Hollywood content creators have made progress when it comes to telling the stories of traditionally marginalized groups. ⠀ ⠀⠀ To read the full report vist our link in bio.⠀ https://seejane.org/research-informs-empowers/the-geena-benchmark-report-2007-2017/⠀
🌟Flashback Friday!⠀ Do you remember Geena on Commander in Chief?⠀ ⠀⠀ "After seeing me on 'Commander in Chief' we found 68% of people were more likely to vote for a female President."#SeeitBeit ⠀ ⠀⠀ What we see on screen makes a difference!⠀ ⠀ Donate to the institute today and support research on gender in media, link in bio⠀ https://seejane.org/about-us/donate-to-the-institute/⠀
❤️ Words from Geena.⠀ ⠀ Let's show girls that they can do the cool stuff too!⠀ ⠀⠀ What's something cool you didn't think you could do? When and why did you figure out you could?⠀ Let us know!⠀ ⠀⠀ Are you a member with us? Learn how to become one by following the link in bio:⠀ https://seejane.org/membership/⠀ ⠀ By becoming a member you'll be on the cutting-edge of the latest trends, research, thought leadership and program initiatives. By investing in our mission you’ll become atrusted advocate in our movement to create a better world for women and girls. Plus all the perks of special access to videos and invites to all our events, meet Geena and all our amazing panelists!⠀
🙌🏼Attention NYC! We're coming to NY to celebrate Black History Month with you!⠀ ⠀⠀ Join us for the 20th anniversary celebration of Tryin’ to Sleep in the Bed You Made, by New York Times best-selling authors, Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant at 72andSunny in Brooklyn. The event will feature stage readings by actors from the award-winning and beloved DeBerry and Grant novels followed by a panel discussion.⠀ ⠀ Learn more and how to RSVP through the link in bio⠀ https://seejane.org/membership/see-jane-salon-tryin-to-sleep-in-the-bed-you-made-nyc/⠀
That’s a wrap! 📸⠀ ⠀ We had an amazing night at our See Jane Salon-Gotta Keep Tryin’ reading and panel, and witnessed so many inspiring moments.⠀ Here’s one of our favorites from the night.⠀ ⠀ Speak up for what you believe in! ⠀ Thank you to all our amazing actors and panelists. ⠀ ⠀ Missing out? Don’t worry, we’ll be having our next salon in NY next week! ⠀ ⠀ To join us for our events and so much more become a member, link in bio ⠀ https://seejane.org/membership/⠀ ⠀
Tomorrow in LA! 🌠⠀ ⠀ Join us for our See Jane Salon – Gotta Keep on Tryin’!⠀ ⠀⠀ Celebrate Black History Month with readings from the works by New York Times best-selling authors, Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant, along with the newest release of the novel, Blurred Lines, by Courtney Parker and Mona Scott Young. We will also have an empowering panel on the current state of women of color in Hollywood and Media. ⠀ ⠀ Meet our panelists and actors: ⠀ ⠀ Fredericka Meek credited in Conan O’Brien’s Can’t Stop, F/X’s Anger Management, ABC’s Work It, TBS’s CONAN, TNT’s Franklin & Bash, NBC’s Tonight Show, Fox TV’s Head Cases, and ABC’s General Hospital. ⠀ Courtney Parker is a television and publishing veteran, who wrote and worked for Law & Order as well as Chicago Fire. She has collaborated with Grammy Award-winning producer Teddy Riley, Basketball Wives reality star Evelyn Lozada, Track and Field Olympic gold medalist Maurice Greene, as well as Essence and New York Times bestselling authors Victoria Christopher Murray, E. Lynn Harris and Nancey Flowers. ⠀ ⠀⠀ To learn more about this event visit our link in bio⠀ https://seejane.org/membership/see-jane-salon-gotta-keep-tryin/⠀
We want to see progress! 👀 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Check out our Benchmark Report. ⠀ ⠀ We analyze the identity of leads in the top grossing family films from 2007 to 2017 to see whether Hollywood content creators have made progress when it comes to telling the stories of traditionally marginalized groups. ⠀ ⠀ Read about the stats, facts, and our solutions. ⠀ ⠀ Find the full report through the link in bio⠀ https://seejane.org/research-informs-empowers/the-geena-benchmark-report-2007-2017/⠀ ⠀⠀ Support Research in Gender in Media today and donate at:⠀ seejane.org/donate⠀⠀⠀ link in bio⠀
Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science! 🧪 🧬 🧫⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How can we make a change? Cultivate girls’ interest in math and science from an early age through media role models, parents, educators, and mentors. Having supportive mentors, teachers, friends, and family members improves girls’ interest in and intention to pursue STEM. Read about our research on girls and STEM through the link in our bio https://seejane.org/research-informs-empowers/portray-her/
Happy #InventorsDay ! 🎉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Temple Grandin is a female inventor who created several inventions which cut back on mistreatment and stress upon livestock animals. As someone with autism, Grandin was also able to understand the needs of others with the disorder and created the hug machine, which provides a deep pressure “hug” to calm down the user.⠀ ⠀⠀ Do you know any female inventors? What did they invent? Let us know!⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Follow us on Smartbrief!⠀ Get all things gender and media at your fingertips! Don't miss any top stories with our curated collection on gender in media from the institute.⠀ ⠀ https://www2.smartbrief.com/getLast.action?mode=last&b=GDIGM⠀
Women in music! 🙌🏼 🎶 ⠀ ⠀ “I came out of the closet at 15 years old, when I was in high school, and I can assure you that I was never invited to any parties. I never got to attend a dance. To be embraced by this enduring and loving community has been the dance of a lifetime. Thank you for being my island.”⠀ -Brandi Carlile ⠀⠀ ⠀ Six nominations and three wins, congrats Brandi!⠀ We love the representation at the Grammy's this year, tell us your favorites! ⠀ ⠀ Follow us on Smartbrief!⠀ Get all things gender and media at your fingertips! Don't miss any top stories with our curated collection on gender in media from the institute.⠀ ⠀ Link in bio⠀ https://www2.smartbrief.com/getLast.action?mode=last&b=GDIGM⠀
🌟 Progress! ⠀ ⠀ Have you checked out our benchmark study? ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Learn about the stats for the last 10 years on gender in media! ⠀ ⠀ Tell us what your favorite fact is is the comments below. ⠀ ⠀ Read the full report through the link in bio ⠀ https://seejane.org/research-informs-empowers/the-geena-benchmark-report-2007-2017/⠀
“Movies do more than inspire us; they promote acceptance and awareness of people’s identities." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -Geena Davis⠀ Inspiration, acceptance, and awareness.⠀ Help us spread awareness on the importance of gender equality!⠀ ⠀ Our Benchmark Report is out now. Read all the stats on gender in media from the past 10 years through our report. ⠀ ⠀ Visit the link in bio to check out the article and full report.⠀ https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/family-films-twice-many-male-female-characters-says-new-study-exclusive-193648252.html⠀
✅Check the stats! ⠀ ⠀ In family films, female lead characters do the best at the box office — but male protagonists still outnumber them 2 to 1. ⠀ ⠀⠀ Our Benchmark Report is out now, find out everything about gender in media from over the last decade!⠀ ⠀ Read more about our study and check out the full report through the link in bio⠀ https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/family-films-twice-many-male-female-characters-says-new-study-exclusive-193648252.html⠀ ⠀ https://seejane.org/research-informs-empowers/the-geena-benchmark-report-2007-2017/⠀
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