April 12, 2011

The Accidental Tourist becomes the Accidental Advocate for Young Girls

The Wall Street Journal ran a fabulous article on April 11 titled, "Life Imitates Art." Reporter Rebecca Blumenstein interviewed actress Geena Davis about how Geena has re-started her career, but in a different direction. Not to say she's stopped acting; but like a true self-starter, she added a whole new dimension to her life. 

Ms. Davis has founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. In her own words: "I didn't intend to turn it into a . . . whole new life for myself, but . . ." She was driven to know more about the roles for women in G-rated movies. Her organization has completed the largest research study ever done on G-rated movies and television shows for kids under 11 years old. And, she will tell you, the results were stunning. Read more here

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