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Offer: From Docs to Dior: Around the World in 100 Women

Hello World Pulsers'!

I've been a member of PulseWire for several years, and I think this is an excellent forum to share some information about the book project I am working on. It is my hope that many of you will contribute in some capacity.

A few years ago, I started an initiative called "Feminists in Fashion", born out of a desire to create a global archive of feminist women leaders whose change-making efforts are contributing to the world in extraordinary ways, and who dispel the myth that feminist women cannot look and feel fabulous while doing the vital work that they do!

These women, diverse in age, nationalities, professions, and accomplishments, share two undefiable threads of commonality: each is effectively bettering the lives of women and girls and each possesses a flare for fashion and an inspired sense of personal style.

Through an ever-expanding compilation of interviews, anecdotes, and photography, Feminists in Fashion focuses in on the work of global women leaders and the culture of couture, making public fashion’s best-kept secret: the vibrant, smart, outspoken, stylish feminist!

Fashion means very different things to very different women. Fashion is not just about what you see in magazine spreads or on the runway. Style is personal; it varies from woman to woman, from culture to culture. It inspires and it is inspiring, like so many incredible, successful, change-making women.

I am scouring the globe far and wide in search of fearless, fabulous, and fashionable feminist leaders who will share their professional journeys and insights into what personal style means to them, and why the term ‘feminism’ does not equate with frumpy.

The book "From Docs to Dior: Around the World in 100 Women", in celebration of the 100th year of International Women's Day. This beautiful coffee table-style book will spotlight, through interviews and photography, 100 women in different regions of the world who are making an impact on communities of women in profound ways.


Whether your work is in education, fashion and design, law, business, medicine and health, policy and research, politics, science, visual and performance art, frontline outreach work, or you are an up-and-coming young feminist leader, I want to hear from you.

Tell me about the impacts of your work, what future contributions you would like to make, and what inspires you!

Or, if you know of a woman (or women!) who you think should be featured in this book, nominate her by completing the application form.

Please note that this application has been designed to help me and my team understand you and your work in greater detail. It is an opportunity for you to showcase not only you, as an individual, but also your work as a leader, with an international audience of readers and stakeholders.

The deadline for submissions is Friday August 31st, 2012. To request an application form, please send an e-mail to


Please note that I am also looking for female photographers, worldwide, to showcase their talent via this project.

This is solely a women-driven project in the sense that I want to highlight women's accomplishments, and this includes our photographers. Photographers will donate their time and talent in exchange for being featured in the book. Each selected photographer will have a page dedicated to her, promoting her own story and work.

The book index will include a directory with websites and contact information so that those who pick up a copy can get in touch with our featured women (photographers included).

Photographers are selected in relation to both their current portrait and photojournalism work, as well as their proximity to a woman interviewee (i.e. if a woman is based in London, I would match her with a London-based photographer).

For more information, please contact or visit!projects.





Nezed's picture


This is so exciting... Its time for Change Fashion-istas to take a bow... :)!

I do not aim for Perfection; Just excellence!

Cultural Correspondent's picture


Thanks, Flora! Will you be applying to be featured? xo Jackie

Cultural Correspondent's picture


I see you requested an application form. That's wonderful! :)

Nezed's picture


Yes, Jackie... I have taken a bow and the sent button has been hit! :)


I do not aim for Perfection; Just excellence!

Sallyappiagyei's picture


Truly we are going to speak for our selves and let the world know what we made o.f Kudos to all women

Sally Appiagyei-Frimpong
Solutions for Life Initiative-Ghana(SFLIG)
Box KS 9122
skype id sallyluv2*

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Will you be applying Sally?

Aurore's picture

Although Im not fond of

Although Im not fond of fashion properly speaking, I find it indeed extremely feminist to defend the right of women to wear the outfit they want (including short skirts with high heels!) and be respected.

If I say to some one I'm a feminist and work for women's rights, and on this day I wear a pretty short dress, I often get an ironic look...

I hope the project will work - even though I'm not sure I qualify to participate in it. For sure, you'll find 100 women much more involved in that than me.

Good luck with it!!

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Thank you, Aurore!

Hi Aurore,

Thanks so much for your comments! You are very well spoken and definitely understand the issue-at-hand (even if you, yourself, are not interested in fashion).

I have already had so many women from around the world be in contact over their excitement around the project, which has been very encouraging!

If you can think of anyone you would like to nominate, please do let me know.

All the best,


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Thank you, Aurore!


Osai's picture

Sounds very Interesting

Hi Aurore,

It looks like you have something really good and interesting planned. I would be in touch.

Thank you.

Best regards,

Twitter: @livingtruely

Cultural Correspondent's picture

Hi Osai!

Did you mean to address that comment to Aurore... or to me?

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