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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'.
Deana Puccio was born in Brooklyn in New York, USA. After becoming a lawyer, then prosecutor, she worked as assistant district attorney in the Kings County, Brooklyn, sex crimes and special victims unit. In 2001, Puccio moved to London where she taught US law. In 2012, Puccio co-founded The RAP Project to promote teenage sexual awareness, particularly in the digital landscape, and an understanding of the influence of porn and social media. Puccio is the co-author of Sex, Likes and Social Media, which was published in 2016.