How can i take action?
COMMUNITY ORG / NONPROFIT
We are excited to work with nonprofits across the globe to create a world free from gender stereotypes and social injustices. To help, we’ve collected some great resources and opportunities for you. With the tools below, you’ll explore the limiting stereotyping confronting your community and find strategies for overcoming them. Check them out and make sure to stay in touch!
FILM AS A CATALYST FOR CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION
Nonprofits and community agencies around the globe are using Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In to spark critical conversations around challenging and overcoming stereotypes. So far, more than 10 million people have seen the films, 70 countries have screened them, and 6,000 schools have purchased our curricula.
Join them by hosting a screening of Miss Representation or The Mask You Live In in your community. Want to integrate the films into youth- or adult-centered workshops? We also have license options for small groups using Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In for educational purposes. Learn more by clicking on the buttons below.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
TAKE THE PLEDGE
Pledge to use your voice to overcome limiting stereotypes. You’ll get weekly emails with short, simple ways to help move the needle.
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL
Join the movement by following us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Follow Miss Representation for more on women and girls’ issues, The Mask You Live In to explore American masculinity, and The Representation Project to learn more about challenging and overcoming stereotypes.
JOIN A CAMPAIGN
Help us change culture by joining the chorus of voices calling for an end to limiting stereotypes. We’ve made change everywhere from the Super Bowl to the red carpet to the playground. Join us.
SHARE OUR RESOURCES
Use our resources (like our videos, quizzes, infographics, and conversation starters) as part of your program. We created these tools to help your community examine how media and culture shape beliefs and behavior, inform self-concepts, and perpetuate limiting stereotypes.
TOOLS TO HELP YOU TAKE ACTION
#TheRepTest is a media literacy tool, sparking conversation about overall representation in film, television, and video games and encouraging more diversity in the entertainment industry.
We want complex, dynamic female characters we can relate to! Take the #MissRepTest to see if a female character positively represents girls and women or if she falls back on familiar gender stereotypes.
The LGBT community is often misrepresented in the media, who sometimes reduce LGBT characters to stereotypes and punchlines. Take this quiz to find out how well a character represents the LGBT community and tweet the character’s grade at the media makers.
At The Representation Project, "Beyond The Mask" refers to actions or behaviors that go beyond the narrow definition of what it means to "be a man." Join us and grade male characters as role models.
'MISS REPRESENTATION' CONVERSATION STARTERS
Help youth lead activities with their class, youth group, or club. These peer-led sessions guide participants through considering the ways mainstream media shapes beliefs and practices when it comes to women and girls. The Mask You Live In resources coming soon.
Help student athletes examine how media shapes beliefs about behavior, informs self-concepts, and perpetuates limiting stereotypes about girls and women with these conversation starters. The Mask You Live In resources coming soon.
Help the parents in your program lead activities with their kids. They'll consider the ways mainstream media shapes beliefs and practices when it comes to women and girls. The Mask You Live In resources coming soon.