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My Story

Once Upon a Time… I was walking home from the Barclays center with my husband, crying about how much I hated my day job. I was working 9 to 5 as an interactive designer for a company that was totally archaic, feeling brought down by the doldrums of corporate culture, and frustrated with my career I wanted more with my life. At the time I was working on Feminist Wednesday, my feminist storytelling blog. I was finding real inspiration through the blog, interviewing and sharing women’s stories. But working on it after hours and in between...

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The Dream, Girl Journey: A Year in Review

At the tail end of 2016, Dream, Girl producers and co-founders Erin Bagwell & Komal Minhas reflect on a year that not only launched their first feature-length film, but brought together a community of female entrepreneurs that sparked a movement. From meeting through Kickstarter to touring with the documentary across North America, Erin and Komal chat about the tremendous ups (and downs!) of the Dream, Girl journey and share their dreams for the year ahead....

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Happy B-Day Komal

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When I met Komal Minhas in Sept of 2014 (as seen in this photo) I never knew she would become my business partner. I just knew she was really smart. Every time we got on phone calls together she would level up my thinking about strategy and business and how we share and monetizing our work. She was fearless in her ambition and never hesitated to reach out to big brands or people. She also has an eloquence and grace to a cold-call email that is downright mystic. Komal is the reason our premiere was larger...

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Dream, Girl: Revolution

Dreamers, It is with a heavy heart that I am reaching out today after such a devastating election. To say it’s been an emotional past few hours would be understatement. I feel like we, as a community of feminists and game changers have been gutted. This morning I lay wrapped in my great grandmother's quilt, eyes full of tears with my cat Lucy and felt a stillness and a call I’ve heard before. A call to speak up, to share my story, to be strong when I feel uncertain. Clara Villarosa’s words ringing in my ears “Sometimes...

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Meet Our All-Female Crew

Two years ago today I was joined on set by six talented videographers, audio engineers, and lighting experts to interview over a dozen inspiring female entrepreneurs. Being on set with an all female-crew was one of the highlights of making Dream, Girl because we were all just so excited to work together- to dig into the stories of these incredible women, and support one another in the process. I remember the first time I was on set, I was overwhelmed by how seamless my crew worked together to break down and re-build our sets day to day....

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This Is What Happens When Your Co-Founder Gets Cancer

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"Over the next few weeks, emotions came in waves. Fear. Sadness. Anger. I was overwhelmed. We were in the midst of finishing our first documentary film—Dream, Girl—and the pressure was suffocating. We were supposed to premiere the film at the White House in two months and it wasn’t complete. There was a seemingly endless list of work that still had to be done for the film, and we were in the throes of planning our premiere event in New York City. To say we were taking on too much was an understatement—I worried about not...

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Erin & Komal Named On Oprah’s SuperSoul100 List

New York, NY — On August 4, 2016, Oprah Winfrey Network honored Dream, Girl producers and filmmakers, Erin Bagwell and Komal Minhas in the inaugural SuperSoul 100 list. This list features extraordinary individuals that live life intentionally, create great social impact, and bring inspiration to others.

Erin and Komal stand alongside other notable SuperSoul honorees like Ava Duvernay (Director of Oscar nominated film, Selma), Arianna Huffington (Founder of The Huffington Post), Sophia Bush (Actor, Director, Board of Directors on the Girl Project), Blake Mycoskie (Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS), and Amy Purdy (Paralympic medalist snowboarder) to name a few. The SuperSoul honorees span all ages, ethnic groups, industries, and faiths, but come together because of their inspirational stories.