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    Your Social Life

    Produced and written by youth for youth, Your Social Life features interviews with diverse young people at several points along the cyber-bullying spectrum: cyberbullies, targets, allies, accessories and passive onlookers.

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    A Fish Almost Eaten By a Shark

    A 17-year old Latina tries to make a video, How to Start a Gay-Straight Alliance in Your High School, and is harassed by the principal.  This video paints a sobering picture of school and family life for LGBTQ youth.

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    Beyond Beijing

    An independent documentary produced by women about the largest meeting of women in world history, the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Forum on Women in Huairou, China, in September 1995.

    Beyond Disability

    The Empowered Fe Fes (slang for female), a group of young women with disabilities, hit the streets of Chicago on a quest to discover the difference between how they see themselves and how others see them.

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    Can LGBTQ + School = Safe?

    Chicago public school students show how to start a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) as an activist solution to sexuality-based discrimination and anti-gay violence.

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    Doin’ It: Sex, Disability & Videotape

    The Empowered Fe Fes, young women with disabilities, show how cultural myths and realities surrounding sexuality affect their community.

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    Girls’ Theory: Me-Search Research

    Teen girls use media to explore their own lives and the world around them, covering topics such as violence, stereotypes of women, sex, relationships, reputation, and the future.

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    HIV: Hey, It’s Viral!

    This video uses a sex-positive and LGBTQ-inclusive educational approach as a practical alternative to abstinence-only education.  HIV+ youth encourage their peers to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS through safer sex practices.  Comes with an Educators' Workshoop and Youth Activism Guide.

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    Real Talk

    The Young Women's Action Team asks young and adult men what a male ally looks like and how we can together build the movement to stop violence against women.  This video speaks to youth who want to confront gender-based violence in their communities.

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    Respect Me, Don’t Media Me

    Sisters Empowering Sisters examines the portrayal of women in music videos and advertising. It asks: What do these portrayals mean for young women? How do they affect our lives, our decisions and our relationships? What can we do to change them?

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    Turning a Corner

    Created with Prostitution Alternatives Roundtable, this video tells the stories of people involved in the sex trade and their efforts to raise public awareness of systemic injustice and widespread violence. Told on the streets of Chicago where the women once worked.

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    Voices in Time: Lives in Limbo

    Formerly incarcerated women use personal stories, poetry, group discussion, and street interviews to analyze the issues they faced in prison and the impact of their incarceration on their children.

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    What We Leave Behind

    Formerly incarcerated women use personal stories, poetry, group discussion, and street interviews to analyze the issues they faced in prison and the impact of their incarceration on their children.

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    Why They Gotta Do Me Like That?

    The Empowered Fe Fes Take On Bullying.  Young women with disabilities show us how we can work together to understand and stop discrimination in school, particularly against people with disabilities.

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    Women & Prison Poster

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    Hand screenprinted, limited edition.

    Writers’ Block: Stories from the Inside

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    Stories from the Inside, a 36-page zine, is a compilation of deeply personal narratives, visceral creative writing and provocative scholarly essays taken from Beyondmedia's Women and Prison website. Printed in full color.