FF2 Media welcomes Guest Posts from writers who self-identify as women. Do you have a passion that you want to write about? Send us a pitch: witaswan@msn.com. We pay experienced writers $100 for each post (of approximately 1,000 words per post). We also need interns for administrative back-up. Compensation for interns begins at $15 per hour.

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My NYC Quarantale: Art as the Accomplice of Joy

My lockdown before COVID-19 was hell.

Guest Post by Susana Aldanondo

I refer to it as my time in ‘inferno,’ a time spent in a tiny miserable town in the middle of nowhere, where I turned a room inside an uninhabitable house into a studio.  But that is a story for another day.

With the onset of COVID, I felt deceived.… read more.

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Grace Athena Flott’s Paintings Reveal Beauty in Tragedy

Some artists chase beauty, and some pursue a deeper expression of their experience. Grace Athena Flott chose both: she uses her work as an act of healing through aesthetic beauty. She paints with a distinct, classical Renaissance style, developed by training at an art atelier in Seattle. The atelier style of teaching dates back to ancient Greece and Medieval Europe.read more.

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The Collaborative Effort Inherent in George Balanchine’s ‘Serenade‘

Serenade is Toni Bentley’s intelligent, expansive, and beautiful exploration of George Balanchine’s signature ballet.

FF2 Guest Post by Martha Anne Toll

I have been a balletomane since childhood and have read what I can on the subject. My debut novel, Three Muses, forthcoming in September, features a prima ballerina, Katya, as a main character.… read more.

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Erica Tremblay’s Filmography is Reshaping Our Media Landscape

When I first pitched an article about the newest season of Reservation Dogs – the hit FX dramedy following a group of Indigenous teens navigating grief, identity, and young adulthood on their Oklahoma Reservation – FF2’s EIC Jan Lisa Huttner sent me an IMDb link. It wasn’t for Taika Waititi or Sterlin Harjo (the Indigenous co-creators of the show who have racked up countless excellent film and television credits).read more.

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Quarantales: How I Masked-Up & Frenchified Harlem!

I didn’t set out to make an independent feature film during a global pandemic. I didn’t wake up one morning during Quarantimes and say: “Hey kids, let’s make an Indie!” Yet, intentionally or not, that is exactly what I did.

Guest Post by Nicola Rose

Newly displaced from COVID-riddled NYC, I made a call to Tierney Boorboor, a film producer I had recently met.… read more.

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The “Because We’re Family” Team Powers Thru Quarantimes

We all get it, right? The impossibility of living a dream. It’s overwhelming at times, but if we can just get there, it’s worth the struggle. That’s why we dream.

Guest Post by Angela Stern

To be a woman behind a camera with a story to tell, this is one dream that many readers of FF2 Media can relate to, and, in January of 2020, I was that woman.… read more.

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