“If the camera is predatory, then the culture is predatory as well.” — 2022 Documentary, Brainwashed: Sex—Camera—Power from filmmaker Nina Menkes. If you don’t know Nina Menkes or her films, then it will help to peruse her website now to get a feel for who she is and what she stands for. You can view … More One of the most important documentaries of our time: “If the camera is predatory then the culture is predatory as well.”
As a writer, you spend a lot (A LOT) of time by yourself. Weeks, months, years on end of just you and your trusty writing equipment (computer, paper, typewriter…whatever) crafting a story that you hope other people will connect with. And then the day comes and you finally have the opportunity to put that hard-won … More Loving all the photos of people with my book!
Simply put, On Fire is about me and my daughter and our journey through extraordinary circumstances. Over the years, interactions with many different people have all led to the same conclusion that she and I could be the Gilmore Girls. Lorelei and Rory incarnate. And I agree with that notion. When you start to dig … More What my book “On Fire” is about—and where you can buy it!
Curious as to what the cover of my memoir On Fire is going to look like? It’s almost done! I’m giving my email subscribers a little taste of it tonight—will you be on the list? It’s easy to be in the know. Get the sneak peek tonight by subscribing here—> https://stephaniewest.org/subscribe/ Excited to share with … More Sneak peek tonight at a part of the book cover!
Hello! I just wanted to take a moment on my blog and thank all my new subscribers for coming along for the ride after I announced my new book and debut creative nonfiction work, On Fire. Thank you also to my subscribers who’ve been with me from the start. To all of you, I am grateful … More Thank you to my new subscribers—and my loyal ones!
COLUMBUS (OH) — Producer and Director Stephanie West has earned another film festival selection for her short film titled REVENGE INC., starring and written by Dianna Craig. REVENGE INC, produced by West’s company Eleven One Productions, will play on Friday, Oct. 1, at the Macabre Faire Film Festival in Lebanon, Tenn., as an Official Selection … More West film ‘Revenge Inc.’ picks up another selection
Dr. Lisa Hinkelman is changing the world for women one young girl at a time, through her female empowerment nonprofit organization ROX (Ruling Our Experiences). … More Women Supporting Women ~ Dr. Lisa Hinkelman of ROX
“I have been given an opportunity,” said Elizabeth Blount McCormick. “And it is my duty to reach back and give another woman an opportunity as well. “ It’s a mantra that Elizabeth, owner of UNIGLOBE Travel Designers, located in German Village, lives every single day of her life. She is a rare breed of woman who … More Women Supporting Women: Elizabeth Blount McCormick
“Strong women lift each other up.” It’s one of the first lines on Missy Carvour Gleason’s accountability group website, where she’s part of the Beachbody family of coaches. “I feel strongly about supporting other women because I believe we have been taught to be critical of ourselves and each other – sometimes to the point … More Women Supporting Women: Missy Carvour Gleason
My friend Jami Cullen, a Columbus-based actress, recently sent me an article on IndieWire that was posted in our Columbus Women’s Filmmaker group, which I greatly appreciated. The article, by Kate Erbland, pointed out, yet again, that women in film continue to be sorely misrepresented in positions of power. Only eight percent of films currently set for release … More Women Supporting Women: Sasha Levinson walking the walk