her words is an intimate video interview series sharing the stories and experiences of people who identify as women – including such recognisable names as Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Van Badham, Sally Goldner and Frances Cannon.
A year in the making, the series showcases a diverse lineup of interviewees from a range of ages, ethnicities, abilities and sexualities and was created with an entirely female crew. her words will release monthly, each month interviewing four women around a different theme: from feminism to social media, everyday sexism and sexual assault.
Series creator Domini Marshall was named one of the Foundation for Young Australians’ 2016 Young Social Pioneers for her work on the project.
“At this time in history, when women are marching, protesting, and working to reclaim their voices and their rightful place in the world, the her words team feel it’s more important than ever to provide opportunities for women to be heard – and to create a platform that allows others to share in their experiences.”
“We want to provide a space for women from all backgrounds to safely talk about their experiences, so that they feel connected, powerful and significant.” says Domini.
“her words is about finding stories and perspectives that might not be regularly heard or discussed, and bringing those narratives into the mainstream to normalise diversity.” Adds producer Emma Roberts. “It’s our hope that our audience feels validated in their own experiences, and also able to discover new ways of looking at the world and at others.”
The first theme of the series, focused around self-love, will be released on International Women’s Day (March 8), featuring interviews with four unique Australian women.
Bec Mackey, producer, says “her words fills a gap for women in Australia who still, in 2017, are not seeing themselves represented on screen. We have heard a lot about diversity on screen in recent times, but it hasn’t yet translated to what we’re watching. her words is unique in that it focuses on the experiences of a broad range of women. We hope by giving these women a platform we are helping to raise awareness and educate audiences on the challenges women face.”