Our Culture

Lifting Up Women and Girls in the Arts Is Vital to Cultural Progress

In virtually all areas of arts and culture, women and girls are underrepresented – and it’s not because they don’t […more…]

Creating Representation

In 1990, Franco Stevens founded Curve magazine, the best-selling lesbian magazine in the U.S. for the last three decades. The […more…]

Women Are Underrepresented in American History National Women’s History Museum

Our understanding of history begins in the classroom. As young students, ideas of identity, equity, and place are explored through […more…]

Access, Equity, and Inclusion in Film Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project

If you can’t get a seat at the table, says Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) Founding Executive […more…]

Challenging What We Learn About Gender in the Media The Representation Project

Teenagers consume media at a startling rate, averaging over 10 hours a day via film, television, video games, social media, […more…]

The Power of Art and Activism V-Day

Starting with small community performances, a one-woman off-Broadway production, and then performances on college campuses, The Vagina Monologues was a […more…]

Empowering Youth to Be Leaders in Music and Beyond Girls Make Beats Inc.

Picture this: a shy girl, 10 years old, hangs back in the classroom and on the playground. A few years […more…]

Championing Lesbian and Queer Women’s Stories and Culture  The Curve Foundation

“Lesbian” may be the first word in the LGBTQ+ acronym, but The Curve Foundation founders Franco Stevens and Jen Rainin […more…]