This year Her Film Project is partnering again with Bluestocking Film Series in Portland, Maine to help support women in film! We were so happy to host Megan Kearns, Managing Editor and Social Media Director of the amazing and ever-inspiring Bitch Flicks! Megan came up from Boston to attend a special panel, "Refocused: Women and Girls On-Screen" on July 14 which included Maria Giese (@mariagiese), director and activist leading the push for hiring equity in Hollywood (and creator of the Women Directors in Hollywood blog); Yolonda Ross (@YolondaRoss), actress and director (The Bad Batch, Go for Sisters); Ariel Dougherty (@mediaequity), co-founder of Women Make Movies; and Alison Beyea (@ACLUBeyea), Executive Director of the ACLU Maine; with Loren King (@lorenkingwriter) of the Boston Globe as moderator. An incredible event simply packed with information on the reality of a glaring and shameful lack of women and girls in film and television and also the types of roles women and girls play. To fix it, we all have to do our part, and it was empowering to hear some great ideas on how to do that. Perspectives ranged from the legal to the activist to the financial. (More on this in a future post.) Visit the Bluestocking Film Series site for more information about the fest this year, and see below to learn more about Megan Kearns. Also, be sure to check out Megan's recent interview with Bluestocking's Artistic Director & Founder, Kate Kaminski.
Megan Kearns is a film critic and freelance writer. She is the Managing Editor and Social Media Director at Bitch Flicks. She writes for Silver Century Foundation and she is the Social Media Manager and member of the Boston Online Film Critics Association (BOFCA). Megan’s work has been featured at Bitch Media, Women and Hollywood, Fem2pt0, Everyday Feminism, Feminist Magazine on KPFK Radio, Open Letters Monthly, and Spoilerpiece Theatre. She also founded The Opinioness of the World, a feminist vegan blog. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology from UMass Amherst and a Graduate Certificate in Women and Politics and Public Policy from UMass Boston. You can follow her on Twitter @OpinionessWorld.