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Reese Alexander is currently a student at Barnard College, where she studies English literature, creative writing, and French. Reese enjoys writing both fiction and nonfiction, and her work has been published in multiple campus publications, including Quarto, Echoes, The Barnard Bulletin, and The Columbia Federalist. Reese is most passionate about medieval literature, as she believes it illustrates the contributions of women artists throughout the centuries.

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Kelly Hall-Tompkins: From Carnegie Hall to Community Outreach

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the release of Kelly Hall-Tompkins’ album In My Own Voice. To celebrate the occasion, FF2 looks back at Kelly’s extraordinary career, from her achievements as a world-renowned violinist to her work as a social justice advocate.

Born in Greenville, South Carolina, Kelly began learning the violin at nine years old.read more.

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Indie Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt: Always Grounded in the Real World

One year ago, on this day, Showing Up made its USA debut at the New York Film Festival, marking filmmaker Kelly Reichardt’s fourth collaboration with actress Michelle Williams. To celebrate the release of the intimate, inspiring film, we’re looking back at the career of its equally-inspiring director.read more.

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MacArthur Fellow Jacqueline Stewart Preserves Film History

Today, in anticipation of the upcoming 2023 MacArthur Fellowship announcements, FF2 revisits 2021 winner Dr. Jacqueline Stewart. Jacqueline is a film scholar, professor, and writer. Her professional career has seen Jacqueline take on monumental tasks in all corners of the film industry: from the preservation of historical home movies to directing the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures itself. read more.

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Jawole Willa Jo Zollar Fuses Dance and Activism

Today, FF2 celebrates the exemplary career of dancer, choreographer, and teacher Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. On this day in 1988, Jawole and her dance group Urban Bush Women performed in the multidisciplinary show Heat, staged in one of New York City’s most established avante-garde theaters, The Kitchen. Heat combined dance, poetry, and drama.read more.

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Revisiting Malcah Zeldis Before the Jewish High Holy Days

Today, FF2 celebrates the work of artist Malcah Zeldis. On this day twenty-six years ago, Malcah and her daughter Yona published Anne Frank. The book, with colorful, impactful illustrations by Malcah and words by her daughter, tells Anne Frank’s story for younger readers. The picture book strives to highlight not only Anne’s strength, but the importance of our commitment to ensure that Anne’s history never be repeated.read more.

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Andrea Kantrowitz Wants Us to Draw for Ourselves

Today FF2 is proud to spotlight artist and educator Andrea Kantrowitz. On the one year anniversary of her exhibition Unbound: Drawings from the book, Drawing Thought, Andrea’s work continues to help its viewers not only to understand Andrea, but themselves. The purpose of Andrea’s art is to take the audience step-by-step through the artistic process.read more.

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