Check out Sophia's interview with LEVO on quitting her day job and diving into the wild and chaotic world of freelance filmmaking.
The Heaviest Boxes will be screened along with a discussion from Sophia Harvey at the LADY ART : TALKS reception, Friday, December 9 6:30-9:30PM at the New Women Space.
LADY ART: TALKS is a two-week pop-up exhibition at NEW WOMEN SPACE from 11.26.16 – 12.10.16 curated by Olivia Jane, founder of Lady Art NYC. The exhibit will showcase 5 artists from LADY ART NYC, an intersectional feminist collective for creatives with over 700 members.
LADY ART: TALKS will begin at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 9 with a closing reception and artist talks by emerging artists that have been featured in The Creators Project, Mana Contemporary, VSCO Blog, Posture Magazine, etc.
New Women Space is a project cultivation space that places the ambitions of women of all experiences at its center. They host workshops and events in a space that focuses primarily on women.
Frank Locke Studio
"Hailing from Boston and a past filled with struggle, GRLCVLT member beccs is one of our new favorite cool girls. Her one-of-a-kind voice has been heard across the world, from Madrid to Cannes and all the way back to Brooklyn, New York. In her newest video, “Therapy,” “destructive beccs” meets “healer beccs” in a stellar visualization of battling one’s inner demons. In this case, beccs battles “the depth” of her eating disorder.
“There was something my body needed to say—music allowed me to go there,” she tells us.
The release of this video comes after six positive years of healing for beccs, who says, “It feels surreal to be in a much stronger place in my recovery finally sharing it.”
Aside from the messages of self-help that beccs has been putting out there to inspire fans, the video itself also displays some awesome girl power moments with a fully female crew and cast of dancers giving some seriously sapphic vibes.
Beccs’ debut album, Unfound Beauty, will be released on September 21."
Read the full article here. And watch the video below.
UPDATE: Created an internet promo spot for the Movement to Unseat Judge Aaron Persky. Video featured in The Huffington Post.
Last night, the New York members of GRLCVLT gathered at Holyrad Studio for a patriarchy-smashing event — "Fuck Rape Culture." With the help of lead organizer Remy Holwick, GRLCVLT is a nationwide secret society aimed at promoting justice for women and shutting down the notion that the "suffering of women is secondary to the advancement of men." GRLCVLT's New York chapter boasts more than 3,000 members and provides a positive and safe space for women to speak their minds.
Another part of GRLCVLT's mission is to stop rape culture at colleges (and beyond). So in light of Stanford student Brock Turner's lenient sentence for sexual assault, the collective decided to draft letters to oust Judge Aaron Persky. The night wasn't just about the letter-writing campaign — it was also a party for the organization's members. GRLCVLT invited Jessicka Addams (of Jack Off Jill) and Michele Landis Dauber (a Stanford law professor) to appear via a live-stream video call at the event. Edith Pop, It Was Romance (featuring Lane Moore), Beccs, FEATHERS+EYES, and DJ Night Doll also performed for the crowd.
Photos by Jena Cumbo for the Village Voice
Last month, I had the honor of speaking at my middle school alma mater’s TEDxYouth Art’s Conference. Given the audience, I chose to discuss some of the battles I faced at that age, and continue to face. I am terrified of public speaking and was sick for weeks over the prospect of getting up on this stage, but in the end, it was worth it. People laughed and some people even cried. Most touching of all was speaking with the children afterwards. Several kids approached me, thanked me for saying what I said and told me about their own middle school struggles. That alone made the whole experience exactly as special as it was.
I said it then and I’ll say it now, #middleschoolsucks.
I was honored to attend this year's Academy Awards with my wonderful company GKIDS, to support our two nominated films Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There. Still getting over how surreal the whole evening was!