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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'.
Justina Machado was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. A daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants, she is a graduate of Lane Technical College Preparatory High School and studied dance at Franklin Fine Arts Center. Her acting career began at the Latino Chicago Theater Company, and she has gone on to work in film and television. She is recognised for her roles in Six Feet Under, Queen of the South and Jane the Virgin, and is the star of the 2017 remake of the sitcom One Day at a Time.