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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'.
Linda Jean Burney
Linda Jean Burney was born in Leeton, Australia, which is part of the Wiradjuri nation. She worked as a teacher before becoming involved in the development and implementation of Aboriginal Education Policy, and in reconciliation. She headed the New South Wales Aboriginal Education Consultative Group and the state's Department of Aboriginal Affairs before becoming the first Aboriginal person to serve in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 2003. In 2016, Burney became the first Aboriginal woman to serve in the House of Representatives in the Australian Parliament.