Erin Bagwell is a filmmaker and feminist blogger residing in Brooklyn, New York. In 2013 she founded Feminist Wednesday, a feminist storytelling blog. In the summer of 2014 she launched a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising over $100,000 in funding to produce her first feature length film Dream, Girl. In May 2016, Dream, Girl screened at the White House as part of the United State of Women Summit followed by a sold out screening at the iconic Paris Theater in New York City. Erin’s story has been featured in Forbes, TED, Vogue, and The Washington Post and she was named one of Oprah’s SuperSoul100 a list featuring extraordinary individuals that live life intentionally, create great social impact, and bring inspiration to others. In 2017, Erin was selected to be part of the American Film Showcase, which is part of the U.S. Department of State in coordination with U.S. embassies and consulates. They send American documentarians on trips to various countries around the world to screen their films, lead filmmaking workshops and engage with audiences. Dream, Girl is available worldwide for public screenings and was named the number one feminist documentary to watch by the Huffington Post.
Erin Bagwell is the founder of Feminist Wednesday, a feminist storytelling blog and the director of Dream, Girl a documentary showcasing the stories of inspiring and ambitious female entrepreneurs. Dream, Girl is screening globally and has been seen by over 25K in 81 different countries. To watch our trailer and learn more the film, visit dreamgirlfilm.com.
While working 9 to 5, I felt the doldrums of corporate America eating away at my soul. But outside of work, I poured my heart into telling the stories of inspiring women on my blog, Feminist Wednesday. My lifelong dream was to make a feature length film, and I realized I could combine my two passions by making a film about the amazing women I was meeting. So fueled by coffee, a drive to change the world, and a feminist agenda, I quit my job to launch a Kickstarter campaign that raised $100K in 30 days. Dream, Girl, the documentary showcasing the stories of inspiring and ambitious female entrepreneurs, was born. The film’s main message is that there is no formula for success, no blueprint to guide you; there’s just a tiny voice inside you, telling you dream big. We want you to listen to it. I did – and my life has changed forever. Dream, Girl was released in June 2016 with an official premiere event on June 9th in New York City, and is now screening worldwide.
Dream, Girl: https://www.youtube.com/user/dreamgirldocumentary