At Changemaker Chats, our goal is to inspire women with the stories, experiences, and lessons of female leaders around the globe. By sitting down with a Changemaker, we get to explore her career, her decisions, and her advice for women in the virtual room.
And this Wednesday, April 7th at 12PM EST, we have the treat of sitting down with a woman who has dedicated much of her career to shining a light on issues that all too often are shrouded in dark.
Soraya Chemaly is a writer, advocate, and organizational leader. As the executive director of The Representation Project, she and her team use film and media as catalysts to challenge limiting gender stereotypes and shift norms. Soraya is also an award-winning writer, and author of Rage Becomes Her, an important expose on women’s anger, how has been stigmatized and repressed, and all the many reasons women and girls’ anger is both justified and critical to creating change in the world.
Just us for this Changemaker Chat.
Apr 7, 2021 @ 12:00 PM
Soraya Chemaly is currently the Executive Director of The Representation Project. An award-winning author and activist, she writes and speaks frequently on topics related to gender norms, inclusivity, social justice, free speech, sexualized violence, and technology. The former director and co-founder of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project, she has long been committed to expanding women’s civic and political participation.
Soraya is also the author of Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger, which was recognized as a Best Book of 2018 by the Washington Post, Fast Company, Psychology Today, Autostraddle and NPR and has been translated into several languages. She is a contributor to multiple anthologies, most recently Free Speech in the Digital Age and Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change The World. Her work as a writer, activist, and organizer is featured widely in media, books, and academic research.