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Chloë Grace Moretz

Chloë Grace Moretz and her mom

On International Day of the Girl, there is a new launch of #ActuallySheCan Mentorship, celebrating the power of women helping other women and providing young women with empowering advice on careers, relationships, health, and more.

Gabby Douglas,Gabourey Sidibe

Gabby Douglas and Lisa Cortes

World-renowned fashion photography duo Inez and Vinoodh have created portraits of five, inspirational high-profile women alongside their female mentors or mentees — namely,; Gabourey Sidibe and Lisa Cortes (award winning producer of Precious), Chloe Grace Moretz and her mother; Iman and Bethann Hardison (fashion pioneer and activist), Amanda de Cadenet and her daughter Atlanta.

 Iman, Bethann Hardison

Iman and Bethann Hardison

To accompany each portrait, video content has been created of intimate conversations of each celebrity with acclaimed interviewer Amanda de Cadenet. With candor and emotion, each woman speaks to a range of topics affecting young women today — from the role other women have played in their lives to the simplest guilty pleasures.

 Iman, Bethann Hardison

ActuallySheCan, the female empowerment campaign sponsored by Allergan, seeks to empower young women, celebrate their ambition, and help them achieve their goals. Through partnerships with organizations like Tribeca Digital Studios, Wanderlust Festival and TEDWomen, as well as celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Lea Michele and Patricia Arquette, the campaign creates meaningful experiences and content designed fuel young women’s confidence.

Gabby Douglas,Gabourey Sidibe
The ActuallySheCan Mentorship, is a campaign that seeks to raise awareness about the transformative power of female mentorship in young women’s careers, in relationships, and lifestyle choices.  Mentorship has been explored through a captivating portrait series of celebrity women and their mentors, which will be spread through lifestyle and social media.  ActuallySheCan will also offer real mentorship moments for young women through a partnership with TEDWomen, as well as a new content-heavy website featuring video interviews with the faces of the campaign alongside frequently updated points of advice from inspiring and high-profile female leaders.
Amanda de Cadenet

Amanda de Cadenet and her daughter Atlanta.

To launch ActuallySheCan Mentorship, award-winning photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin have created portraits of inspiring female celebrities Chloe Grace Moretz, Gabby Douglas, Gabourey Sidibe, Iman and Amanda de Cadenet, alongside women who have meaningfully impacted their lives, or who women who they have mentored in turn. The resulting images—evocative and intimate—poetically capture the power of female mentorship. In addition, ActuallySheCan will release a series of video interviews of the celebrities in discussion with television host, Amanda de Cadenet. These intimate and candid conversations about personal challenges and perseverance will offer advice to inspire young women to find their unique paths and achieve their personal goals.

Amanda de Cadenet“I attribute so much of my growth, both personally and professionally, to strong guidance from my mentors. I couldn’t be more pleased to honor that special relationship by joining forces with #ActuallySheCan Mentorship, helping young women realize the value of the counsel mentors can provide,” said Gabby Douglas, who is pictured with her mentor in the campaign’s photo shoot. 

Gabby Douglas

Gabby Douglas and her sister

On  October 26-28, ActuallySheCan joins forces with TEDWomen 2016—an inspirational organization dedicated to celebrating the power of women creators and change-makers—for the first #ActuallySheCan Mentorship Live.  For the event, 150 young women will have the opportunity to engage with and seek advice from a host of inspiring women attending and speaking at TED conference, giving them the opportunity to engage, network and seek advice from successful women in a variety of different fields. To reserve your spot, register at

Gabby Douglas

“Each year, TEDWomen is an empowering forum where some of the world’s most insightful and influential women are able to learn from each other.  As an extension of this, we are excited to be partnering with #ActuallySheCan Mentorship, helping young women realize the power of mentorship and providing them access to a wealth of knowledge and experience,” said Lisa Choi Owens, Head of Global Partnerships at TED.

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:


The Disney Revolt: The Great Labor War of Animation’s Golden Age



In the summer of 1941, Walt Disney’s top animator led hundreds of Disney artists out on strike, nearly breaking the studio. This is the true story of those two creative geniuses, plus a corrupt advisor and a mafia gangster, who collided to cause the greatest battle in Hollywood history.

An essential piece of Disney history has been unreported for eighty years.

Soon after the birth of Mickey Mouse, one animator raised the Disney Studio far beyond Walt’s expectations. That animator also led a union war that almost destroyed it. Art Babbitt animated for the Disney studio throughout the 1930s and through 1941, years in which he and Walt were jointly driven to elevate animation as an art form, up through Snow White, Pinocchio, and Fantasia.

But as America prepared for World War II, labor unions spread across Hollywood. Disney fought the unions while Babbitt embraced them. Soon, angry Disney cartoon characters graced picket signs as hundreds of animation artists went out on strike. Adding fuel to the fire was Willie Bioff, one of Al Capone’s wise guys who was seizing control of Hollywood workers and vied for the animators’ union.

Using never-before-seen research from previously lost records, including conversation transcriptions from within the studio walls, author and historian Jake S. Friedman reveals the details behind the labor dispute that changed animation and Hollywood forever.

Join a book talk with the author Jake S. Friedman on March 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, at The Lambs, 3 West 51st, 5th floor. The book will be available to be purchased and signed by the author.

Jake S. Friedman is a New York–based writer, teacher, and artist. He is a longtime contributor to Animation Magazine, and has also written for American History Magazine, The Huffington Post, Animation World Network, Animation Mentor, and The Philadelphia Daily News. For ten years he was an animation artist for films and television as seen on Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and Saturday Night Live. He currently teaches History of Animation at the Fashion Institute of Technology and at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. The rest of his time he specializes in mental health for the creative psyche.

The moderator will be honorary Lamb Foster Hirsch, a professor film at Brooklyn College and the author of 16 books on film and theater, including The Dark Side of the Screen:Film Noir, A Method to Their Madness: The History of the Actors Studio, and Kurt Weill on Stage: From Berlin to Broadway.

The Cole will be Magda Katz.

More about the book here.

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April’s Midnight Moment A New Nature



In A New Nature, the Midnight Moment for April being shown from  artist Mark Dorf imagines the future of our natural world as one that’s neither a blockbuster-style apocalyptic wasteland nor an Edenic return to primitive earth. Instead, the vignettes in A New Nature depict the dynamics of our present — a messy, global system in which simulations are entangled with our expectations of real life, and our perception of what constitutes the natural world is mediated, supported, suppressed, amplified, and interrupted by technology.

Integrating gaming and surveillance aesthetics with both animations and footage of the Rocky Mountain region, Dorf collapses the barriers of what’s real in a way that echoes our digital consumption of the world. A mass of living tree roots is scanned and imposed over a simulated ocean; a mountain range is represented as a topographical blueprint. Even the filmed footage, captured at the field research station of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, is manipulated with compositing techniques  and color treatment. As Dorf explains, “The more we create simulations of landscapes or nature, the more we expect nature to be and perform as the simulation that we’ve already made.”

This unique edit of the work was crafted specifically to mirror the brisk pacing of the plazas and billboards in Times Square. As the video progresses, the pace increases, emphasizing the influence of our technological lives on the way “Nature” is understood and perceived.

“The presentation of A New Nature in Times Square is an extension of the concepts in the work itself. Nestled within the endless motion and electrical currents flowing through the glowing canyons of Times Square, the moving images harmonize with their surroundings and enact their post-natural position.”
— Mark Dorf

April’s Midnight Moment is presented in partnership with Public Works Administration in conjunction with Dorf’s solo exhibition there from April 1–30, 2023, which includes the full length version of A New Nature.

Dorf would like to thank the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, and Dr. Paul CaraDonna and Dr. Amy Iler for their continued support in bringing together the arts and sciences.

Mark Dorf is a New York based artist whose practice utilizes photography, video, digital media, and sculpture. Often working directly with ecologists and technologists in the production of his works, Dorf is influenced by human’s perceptions of and interactions with what we call “Nature”, urbanism, design, and virtual environments. As opposed to seeing these subjects as categorically separate, Dorf reveals their entanglement and integration with one another as an inclusive and lively planetary ecology. Being both self-aware and critical of their own means of production, Dorf’s works craft a vision of an ecological future that navigates away from environmental collapse in the Anthropocene and imagine a “New Nature.”

Public Works Administration (“PWA”) is a digital art project space located in the 50th Street subway in Times Square. They spotlight underground artists who use digital tools to drive culture forward.

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Death Is Not the End Opens March 17 At The Rubin Museum



Join on Friday, March 17, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM to celebrate the opening of The Rubim Museum newest exhibition, Death Is Not the End. The cross-cultural exhibition explores ideas of death and afterlife in the art of Tibetan Buddhism and Christianity with artworks spanning 12 centuries from the Rubin Museum collection alongside artworks on loan from private collections and major institutions.  Enjoy free admission, tours, music from DJ Roshni Samlal, drinks and dancing in the K2 lounge, temporary tattoos, and the launch of the 2023 Spiral issue, which explores moments of change that propel us into the unknown. Members will also receive two free drink tickets and access to the exclusive member section. Come explore what #LifeAfter means to you and toast the new exhibition! Reserve your free tickets today.

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