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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'.
Patricia Grace King
Patricia Grace King was born in Charlottesville in Virginia, USA. She holds a master of fine arts from Warren Wilson College and a PhD in English from Emory University. An author, educator and cancer survivor, in the early 1990s she worked in Guatemala with the non-governmental organisation Witness for Peace, which aims to change United States policies and corporate practices that affect Latin America. She later directed a language school and cross-cultural-experience programme, CASAS, in Guatemala City. Her novella, Day of All Saints, reflects upon stories of refugees from Guatemala's civil war and won the 2017 Miami University Novella Prize.