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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'.
Nadia Remadna was born in Créteil, France. She graduated as a special-education teaching graduate from the Institut Régional du Travail Social and is a social worker. In 2014, she founded The Mothers' Brigade, a grassroots organisation in the Paris suburb of Sevran that supports families, and that aims to save children from recruitment into lives of extremism, fundamentalism and crime. Remadna's 2016 memoir, Comment j'ai sauvé mes enfants, describes her experiences raising children in a suburb plagued by radicalisation.