Author page: Jaelyn Holmes

World’s First Female President Reflects On Breaking Barriers

The World’s First Elected Female President Reflects On Breaking Barriers, Women’s Rights By Stephanie Fillion Even at 92, Vigdis Finnbogadottir, who became the first elected female president of a country in 1980, is still a consummate politician and continues to speak out for women’s rights. Finnbogadottir made a recent appearance at the Reykjavik Global Forum, where her attendance was celebrated by…

Women Dominate Australian Directors Guild Award

Women Dominate Australian Directors Guild Award Nominations By Patrick Frater Women filmmakers have performed exceptionally strongly at the nominations stage of the Australian Director’s Guild Awards. Sian Davies has three nominations.  For best direction in a TV or SVOD drama series episode for “The Twelve,” for best direction in a TV or SVOD comedy series episode for “Spreadsheet” and for best direction in…

‘Wakanda Forever’ puts Black Women at the forefront of Marvel

‘Wakanda Forever’ puts Black Women at the forefront of Marvel By Marcus Shorter In an unusual move for a superhero movie, Marvel is replacing two major male characters with Black women.  Passing the mantle from one character to another is common practice in Marvel comic books. Still, it’s just not done in big-budget, live-action adaptations. Movie audiences identify particular actors…

Women In Entertainment Who Shattered The Glass Ceiling

50 women in entertainment who shattered the glass ceiling By Amy McCarthy Throughout the decades, despite plenty of obstacles standing in their way, women have been at the forefront of the entertainment industry. From acting and directing in iconic films to performing legendary songs and selling millions of albums, women in the industry have earned incredible success while breaking barriers,…