By Saroya

How has gender equality affected the experiences of women in the United States? Will gender equality progress?

For my project, I decided to explore whether or not gender equality is attainable in the United States. I chose this topic because I wanted to know whether, amidst all of the upsetting news regarding women’s rights and gender inequality, there is any hope for the United States to achieve gender equality, and a more equal future. In the process of creating my project, I’ve learned more about the kinds of issues that contribute to gender inequality, as well as what specific actions we can take in order to make progress….

You can read Saroya’s essay here.

This video, made by Saroya, explores the question: Is gender equality attainable in the United States? She compiled news articles, opinion pieces, data, and interviews, alongside photos and footage to create an informative and engaging video.

You can view Saroya’s interviews with Carol Jenkins, Kimberly Peeler-Allen, and Helen Shiller here.

This project was made in collaboration with GlobalGirl Media-ChicagoThe ERA Coalition, and The Fund for Women’s Equality. You can learn more about this collaboration here.

My name is Saroya and I am a sixteen-year-old student who has lived in Chicago my whole life. I love dancing, playing volleyball, swimming, and playing the cello. I also enjoy writing, with some of my favorite forms being poetry and short stories. I participate in many clubs and organizations at my school, many of which are centered around my identity, my passion for fighting social inequities, and my dedication to the student body.

This program has been a great way for me to explore video documentation, a form that I’m getting more comfortable with, as well as further my interviewing skills. I have also been able to educate myself and others on the topic of gender equality. I am extremely grateful to be a part of this program and I hope that this piece is powerful and informative!

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