Walter E. Washington Convention Center | February 10, 2017

Episode 143: Double Bind: Women Writers on Ambition

(Pam Houston, Erika Sanchez, Claire Vaye Watkins, Hawa Allen) A woman must be ambitious in order to have a meaningful career in the arts. But ambition in women is often seen as un-feminine, egoistic, and aggressive rather than crucial to great work and identity. Until recently, no conversation has taken place to help women navigate this pervasive but unspoken double bind. On this panel, women across diverse backgrounds genres provide both stories from the trenches and practical strategies for progressing in the arts, academia, and beyond.

Published Date: May 17, 2017

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