Executive produced by Markle, the show will focus on the adventures of a 12-year-old girl as she meets notable women from history. “I’m thrilled that Archewell Productions, partnered with the powerhouse platform of Netflix, and these incredible producers, will together bring you this new animated series, which celebrates extraordinary women throughout history," she said.
In 1962, Malcolm X proclaimed, “The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.” Filmmaker Oge Egbuonu underscores how true those words still are, even nearly six decades later, in her thought-provoking documentary, (In)Visible Portraits.
Ten years ago, there was nothing on the air that was anything like Fleabag or shows like Russian Doll, Insecure, Unbelievable, Undone, Dickinson, Vida, Shrill, PEN15, Killing Eve, Dead to Me, Back to Life, Jane the Virgin, The Bisexual, The Morning Show, Better Things, A Black Lady Sketch Show, Catastrophe, GLOW, Transparent, Tuca & Bertie, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Act, or Broad City. And that is just an incomplete list drawn from the past 12 months or so of television.
In 1915, a librarian named Eleanor Jones noticed a group of young women meeting regularly in the basement of the Hollywood Library to read Ibsen aloud to one another. Jones approached the YWCA about providing a more conducive venue, and with financial help from local business groups, a three-bedroom house was leased to create a gathering place for women who aspired to work in film. Marilyn Monroe, Kim Novak, Ayn Rand, and Rita Moreno were part of a sorority of stars at what amounted to a safe haven for aspiring celebrities.
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"These brave women have been able to see how their struggle can pave the way for so many. For all young women organizers, activists and campaigners today, you must keep at it and know that you are working for this generation and the next, and also continuing the legacy of the generations of great women before you.”