A story of Kristal Bush's fight against the impact of mass incarceration in Philadelphia.
What does it mean to be extraordinary? Defy the odds and redefine benchmarks of success. Homeless at 19, Natalie builds a career as a pediatric neurosurgeon; Rebecca, one of the "Lost Girls of Sudan," finds a path to creating positive change; and Lachi fights discrimination as a disability rights advocate. Three storytellers, three interpretations of EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN; hosted by Theresa Okokon.
After watching nearly every man in her life disappear into prison, Kristal Bush channels her struggle into reuniting other Philadelphia families divided by incarceration. But when her father and brother come home after decades behind bars, she confronts the greatest challenge yet - can she unite her own family without losing herself?
Tired of watching local government ignore their communities’ interests, five diverse female activists run for municipal office in Denver - one of the U.S.’s fastest gentrifying cities. A story about an engaged community outrunning the deep pockets of the political establishment, RUNNING WITH MY GIRLS demonstrates that building a new kind of political power is not just aspirational but possible.
Women and girls from all walks of life are coming together to stand up for racial justice, challenge gender norms and create welcoming, safe spaces for others to use their voices. In an era of the unexpected, we are surrounded by women who have persevered and are making it their mission to open doors for the next generations.
During Women's History Month in March, WORLD celebrates these groundbreaking women, well-known and less-known alike. Explore the stories of women who have defied traditional social standards for the opportunity at equality and equity in new and streaming films this month.
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