we are Womanity
The Womanity Project is a multimedia platform using the art of improvisation to drive daring conversations around gender, diversity and humanity.
Womanity is the link between womanhood and humanity…And by womanhood, we mean the side of us, in all of us, including men, that we call empathy, courage, wholeness… or more simply, love. It connects us as humans and human connection is the starting point of equality. When you feel included, you’re inspired to do your bit, and make your community fairer. This is the Womanity Effect.
On our platform, everyone can celebrate their experiences around gender, race and equality… and also reflect on their hopes and how they become their change.
All you have to do is to to become part of the conversation, share your story, reflect on what you can change. And, finally pass the baton, invite others.
The Womanity Project is not a one gender platform, it is a movement for all. If we can start adding questions to challenge the current ‘gender narrative’ we can create a culture of change. We can imagine a world in which we say: YES, AND… instead of “I’m right, you’re wrong”, “I’m stronger, you’re weaker”, “I belong and you don’t”…
We are all part of something. We are Womanity.
join the conversation
watch — from our social media series produced for mobile platforms (Facebook Watch, Instagram stories, twitter…) to our docu-series and feature films. The Womanity Project is part of the film collective, Women Make Movies.
listen — A 30 minute podcast series to open the conversation to a broader conversation.
read— a weekly blog inviting our hosts to share various points of view.
play&grow -- in our workshops, we use improvisation to explore who we are and who we want to become.
these are our stories, our change
Founder, President and Producer
Aurélie Harp is a French artist, producer and entrepreneur. In France, she studied sciences politics, the place of women in the French Resistance and marketing. She worked for almost a decade in advertising in Paris, London and New York. Her passion for films and theater led her to acting, writing and directing those past 10 years. She is a women rights’ advocate and you can call her a womanist and a feminist! She’s collaborating to the French Newspaper’s blog “Liberation, Carnets de campagnes US” et “L’Amerique sous Trump”. Aurélie loves people, art and Brooklyn.
Lydia Darly is an Award Winner Filmmaker and Actress, born and raised in Paris, originally from Guadeloupe. Her acting career started in Italy. Lydia's love for American Cinema and desire to develop and perfect her craft took her to New York City where she studied acting at the Lee Strasberg theatre and film institute. After the successful Festival run of her film THE WAY YOU LOVE, Lydia is now working on her next screenplays. Lydia is a frequent guest speaker and programmer at film festivals in support of emerging indie filmmakers and a big advocate for women in film. She recently received 2014 Queens World Film Festival Community Award for her work with the festival. Lydia is the co-founder of the Nova Frontier Film Festival and Lab.
Billy Gerard Frank
Board Member, Production Designer
Billy Gerard Frank is a Multi-disciplinary Artist, Filmmaker and Nominated Production Designer from the Caribbean and now based in NYC. His collected, altered and own mix media artworks have been exhibited in group and solo shows in NYC, London and the Caribbean and is shown in various private collections and institutions like the National Academy Museum of Fine Arts and Design and MOMA PS1. His films have also been screened at numerous International film festivals. He is also the founder of Nova Frontier Film Festival and Lab.
Board Member, Head of graphic & web development
Isabel is a Graphic Designer originally from Madrid, Spain. With a background in Psychology, she has worked in a range of fields: teacher, interpreter, therapist, social worker, advocate. Ultimately she became a Graphic Designer in 2013 and today she enjoys combining her human rights interest with her creative work.
Board Member, Branding Director
Board Member, Marketing Strategist
Jonathan Murtaugh is a 15 year sales and marketing veteran with 5+ years at Facebook (including stints leading its Film and TV vertical and as Site Director of Facebook's Los Angeles office. Experience in go-to-marketstrategy, product development, and $350m/yr run-rate revenue generation.
Board Member, Filmmaker and Producer
Alessia Gatti is an Italian filmmaker and producer the creator of the mini docu-series "Hands of New York". Alessia has also won several awards for her commercials for Barilla, Menicon France, William Hill, and TV5 France.In 2015 Alessia founded the Greenwich Village Film Festival in NYC. Alessia lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Board Member, Photographer & Producer
Géraldine Pierson a photographer, mother, stepmother, and wife. Born in Paris and raised between France and Mauritius, she has gathered light through her lens on projects in all five continents.
She has produced or shot still-life, lifestyle, high fashion, and portraiture from New Caledonia to Ghana, Idaho to Cannes, Ushuaia to Maui, and from the jungle of Sumatra to the dunes of Merzouga. She has been resident in Brooklyn for the last 20 years and now concentrates on bringing up her young son.
Board Member, Co-Producer
Born in Paris, of a Franco-Brazilian mother and an Ivorian father, Iman M’Fah-Traoré grew up in New York City. The young newyorker graduated from the Lycée Français de New York and now attends Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada) where she majors in Political Science and double minors in Law and Communications. Iman has been writing short stories, poetry, and plays since the age of six. Her inspiration comes from her experience of being a young black woman lucky enough to have a voice and willing to share it with those facing discrimination. Most recently, Iman began collaborating with The Womanity Project. She publishes her weekly column on the Womanity blog. Iman’s life has been shaped by her travels, multicultural background, and her love for poetry, politics, and activism.
other artists associated
Celine Rosenthal (radio producer, Director), Lizzie Hagstedt (Music composer), Melissa Pinsly (Creative consultant), Franklin Zitter (Editor), Amy Lawday (Associate Director), Alice Millar (Cinematographer), Carmen Sutton (Line Producer and still photographer), Mick O’Connor (audio producer), Samantha Reichman (video producer), Maya Cozier (graduating from Film of Visual Arts), Clifford Lane (VO & sound design), Roded Leviathan (composer), Ricky Sutton (web guru), Leeron Reiter (film editor), Bianca Barattini (graphic designer). Thank you also to the Womanity Foundation who welcomed us in the Womanity family.
...are you next?