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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'.
Kaylin Whittingham was born in Saint Ann, Jamaica. She holds bachelor's degrees in economics and literature, and is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law. She was staff counsel at the Attorney Grievance Committee of New York State's First Judicial Department before founding Whittingham Law, a legal ethics and alternative dispute resolution firm. She is president of the Association of Black Women Attorneys, an advisor to the American Immigration Lawyers Association's Ethics Compendium and sits on the New York State Bar Association's House of Delegates. In 2016, she was honoured with a Black Women of Influence Trailblazer Award.