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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'.
Kyah Simon was born in Blacktown in New South Wales, Australia and is an Anaiwan woman. Simon became a member of the Australian Women's National Football Team (the Matildas) in 2008 and was the first Aboriginal woman to score a goal for that team. In Australia, she has played for Sydney FC, the Central Coast Mariners and the Western Sydney Wanderers, and in the United States she has played for the Boston Breakers. Simon represented Australia as a member of the Matildas at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016.