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Not many boys dance ballet, but 11-year-old Gabriel Romero, who trains at Thom McIntyre's Philadelphia Dance Center, is the ultimate boy ballerina (or ballerino). Even if he's the only boy ballet dancer among dozens of girls, Gabe doesn't let it get to him.
My 4-year-old daughter voices what she already has assimilated about the pressure placed on women to be beautiful and how beauty often is more highly valued than everything else.
Cross promotional video for Issue.com and Vice Magazine
A self-reflective account of a retired New York cop who has made it his mission to help victims of psychic fraud.
Featuring: Bob Nygaard
Music: Michael Barron
"Childcare in New York City is extremely expensive, so many Chinese families will have their children in America and immediately send them back to be cared for by relatives. Then, when they reach the age of five or six, the children return to the U.S. to be enrolled in school. In her film, Satellite Baby, Jenny Schweitzer sheds light on the trauma that these children experience after being shuttled between two worlds. More often than not, they feel like they don’t belong anywhere." - Nadine Ajaka, The Atlantic Featuring Lois Lee Original Score by Marcy Hokama Archival footage courtesy of Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Special Thanks: Dr. Yvonne Bohr, LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research, Chinese-American Planning Council @ PS20
"Handmade Portrait" for Etsy.com
The captain of an all-girl high school robotics team voices why there is a shortage of women in STEM.
In 2011 the U.S. Department of Commerce found that only 1 in 7 engineers is female. In 2006, aiming to dissolve the stereotypes of women in technology and engineering, the Bronx High School of Science in New York City created an all-girl robotics team.
FE MAIDENS takes a close look at the pressures young women face with getting involved in STEM programs in schools today. As Kiana Dyson, captain of the Fe Maidens puts it: “When I first joined the robotics I was pretty much super confident and outgoing. But I wasn’t super confident and outgoing in STEM. Seeing all the guys in my classrooms in engineering and computer science made me pretty uncomfortable. But then after I’ve been in the scene for four years, I noticed- there are girls who also do this.”