Who are the women vanguards currently shaping our world by way of adventure or advancement? Mythogynist seeks to find and tweeze out the stories of women around the world whose lives or life work are changing the world for the next generation in powerful ways. How, might you ask? By innovating it.
Knowing that all innovation- grand, innocent, vibrant though it may be- also often begins from a place of doubt, how do people navigate risks and the endless horizon of unknowns to achieve their goals?
This project explores women in many areas: those pushing the limits of their industry, those building industries, those pursuing alternative lifestyles, orchestrating events or creating a business of their own. Our goal is to explore the unique nature of these projects and tweeze out the philosophies, tips and tools that led their creators from doubt to existence and the hacks they employed along the way. How did they achieve their goals; what compelled them to persist despite doubt; and what common threads exist among them? Why do some people succeed and how do they do it? This project is an attempt to explore these questions with the very people that live them out on a daily basis. We wanted to look beyond luck and pluck as sources of achievement. What we found were a collection of stories about grit, prowess and innovation, in sometimes unexpected places.
Our goal is to give life to these stories so that they reach the minds and hearts of others who may be inspired by them or inspired to contribute to them. It creates a global network merging art, news and social media in a way that is yet unseen.
Mythogynist is a newly established multi-media organization compiling an online journal that hosts cutting edge and inspirational photographs, film and articles from 500 to 5,000 words about contemporary women in the arts, sciences, adventure and culture.