I'm very proud and excited for the launch of a series I wrote and story produced three episodes for, including the premiere. It's called WOMAN with Gloria Steinem and it airs 10pm May 10th on VICELAND.
Pitched and hosted by renowned activist, Gloria Steinem, this series is probably one of the most powerful and deeply upsetting projects I have ever worked on. It deals with the topic of violence against women around the world and the impact this has on countries and cultures.
Studies have shown that the single most important indicator of the health of a nation is the status of its women. And the reality is women suffer obscene and cruel violence around the world on a daily basis.
My three episodes deal with the issues of wide spread rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Femicide in El Salvador, and sexual assault in the US Military.
The first episode, set in the Democratic Republic of Congo, takes a deep look at what decades of warfare has done to the women and citizens there. It asks why sexual violence was used as a tactic in the fighting, why it's still continuing, and what needs to be done to stop it.