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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'.
Margaret Atwood CC was born in Ottawa, Canada, and received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College, University of Toronto, and her master's from Radcliffe College. She has authored more than forty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays, including the dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale. Her writing has garnered numerous awards, including the Booker Prize, the Governor General's Award, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Atwood has served as president of the Writers' Union of Canada and the International PEN Canadian Centre and is an environmentalist and conservationist. She was granted the Order of Canada in 1973.