Feminist Turned Filmmaker
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. Most recently, Erin was featured in Apple’s Behind the Mac campaign, highlighting some of the most creative people in Brooklyn.
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 globe to engage with audiences. Through her work with the Showcase, Erin travelled to Tajikistan and Egypt to screen Dream, Girl, lead filmmaking workshops, and talk about the power of gender identity in the media.
Back at home, Erin co-hosts a weekly podcast called BeaverTalk with Diana Matthews, where they give Hollywood unsolicited advice about feminism. Episodes are released every Feminist Wednesday.
Dream, Girl producers Erin Bagwell & Komal Minhas were selected to be part of Oprah's SuperSoul100, a collection of 100 awakened leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity.