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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'.
Eryn Wise was born in Albuquerque in New Mexico, USA. She is a Native American woman of the Jicarilla Apache Nation and Laguna Pueblo People. She is an organiser for Honor the Earth, a not-for-profit that works to create awareness and support – both political and financial – for Native environmental issues and sustainable Native communities. In 2016, Wise became a leader and media coordinator for the International Indigenous Youth Council, campaigning against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock Indian Reservation.