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200 Women is a book and exhibition inspired by a belief that you can’t empower women without listening to their stories. Our subsequent idea was to persuade two hundred women in different parts of the world - whether they be rich or poor, black or white, educated or uneducated, famous or unknown - to sit or stand in front of a plain sheet of fabric and to be photographed and filmed while answering five fundamental questions.
Our goal was not to make a book about just successful and powerful women; those stories are important, but we wanted diversity, and above all, authenticity. Two hundred 'real women', with 'real stories'.
Angela Davis was born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Brandeis University in Massachusetts, and a PhD in philosophy from Humboldt University of Berlin. Her work as an educator has always emphasised the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice. She is the author of ten books, including _Are Prisons Obsolete?_and Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine and the Foundations of a Movement. She is a distinguished professor emerita of history of consciousness and feminist studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.