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“Transparent” creator Jill Soloway: Women, please keep making things

Filmmaker Jill Soloway
Filmmaker Jill Soloway AP/Victoria Wil

“All they told us our whole life is we’re too emotional to do any real jobs, yet they’ve taken the most emotional job, which is art making about human emotions and said we’re not capable of it. I just want to make sure you know I’m always plagued by insecurities. The insecurities are always going to be there. Notice them when you’re there writing, when you’re trying to get your thing out there, when you’re setting up your night where you’re showing your films. It’s always going to be there. The world, the matriarchal revolution, is dependent on female voices and speaking out loud. Please keep making things.”

— Filmmaker Jill Soloway, during a speech at L.A.’s Cinefamily to promote Wifey.tv, a digital platform to showcase the work of up-and-coming female filmmakers.

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