On March 8, 2021 we launched pe 8 martie 2021, Resistance is a Girl who Changes the World - a video monologue series, as part of the cultural international project Stories of Girls’ Resistance.
The series showcases the inspirational, complex and unfiltered stories of the girls that fight back and imagine better worlds for them and the societies in which they live. The global project debuted in November 2020 and will encompass a total of 120 stories told in five different languages about girls from 65 countries who are changing the world. The stories will be brought to life through video art, music, theatre, poetry and other forms of creative documentation.
11 of these stories will take the shape of video monologues performed by Roma artistx. Among these three of them belong to Roma activistx and artistx that live in Romania. Bianca Varga, Nicoleta Ghiță and Julio Elvisey Pisică shared their artistic and feminist resistance experiences. Each of these are an opportunity to look through their eyes and see that girls are a model of political and personal resistance: they fight against early marriage and against violence, they advocate for the education of girls and for the rights of the women in their communities.
Inspired by the story of Saltannat from Kyrgyzstan
With Andra Barangă
Saltannat lives in Osh and she knows that the idea of declaring an International Women's Day started in 1908, when thousands of women marched in New York and asked for a shorter working program, a better salary and the right to vote. That is why, together with a group called New Rhythm, she organised a demonstration that they called "The Peaceful March". To celebrate a day that still reminds us that we still have rights we need to fight for!
Based on the story of Bety from Romania
With Julio Elvisey Pisică & Andreea Petre
What Bety realized after a school bullying episode is that she wants to become an actress. And that she feels fulfilled when she writes verses that have a therapeutic effect. That is why what best describes her are rhymes too:
𝐶𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑠𝑖𝑡 𝑑𝑜𝑤𝑛, 𝑙𝑒𝑡 𝑚𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑒 𝑚𝑦𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓! 𝐼𝑡'𝑠 𝑚𝑒 𝐵𝑒𝑡𝑦! 𝑆𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑐𝑟𝑜𝑤, 𝑒𝑥𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑙𝑦 𝑠ℎ𝑢𝑘𝑎𝑟
𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝑙𝑒𝑡 𝑚𝑒 𝑏𝑒 𝑐𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑟, 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑑𝑜𝑛'𝑡 𝑚𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑚𝑒 𝑜𝑟 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑒
𝐼 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑒𝑛𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑏𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑠, 𝐼'𝑚 𝑐𝑟𝑎𝑓𝑡𝑦,
𝐻𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑡, 𝑏𝑙𝑢𝑛𝑡 𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐷𝐽, 𝑎 𝑝𝑜𝑒𝑡 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ ℎ𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑦.
𝐶𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑖𝑡 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙𝑠 𝑔𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑚𝑦 𝑠𝑘𝑖𝑛, 𝐼 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑚𝑒
𝐴𝑛𝑦 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑠𝑢𝑖𝑡𝑠 𝑚𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑓𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑙𝑦
𝐵𝑒𝑡𝑦 𝐶𝑎𝑡𝐹𝑢𝑟 𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝐼 𝑑𝑜 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑦𝑓𝑢𝑙𝑙𝑦,
𝐼 𝑎𝑚 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑎𝑓𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑚𝑒, 𝐼 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝐼 𝑎𝑚 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑡ℎ 𝑖𝑡
𝐼 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑑𝑎𝑟𝑘𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑦 𝑠𝑘𝑖𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑙𝑜𝑑𝑒
Inspired by the story of Edina from Bosnia
With Bianca Mihai
Edina is part of the ”Stop the Violence Until It's Too Late” group founded in Bosnia as an informal group for raising awareness on the effects of domestic abuse. Her story is a story about the battle against stereotypes. And it brings up facts that, once historically contextualized, reveal double standards that keep fostering violent attitudes.
"𝐼 𝑎𝑚 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 ℎ𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦 𝑜𝑓 ℎ𝑖𝑔ℎ ℎ𝑒𝑒𝑙𝑠, 𝑎 ℎ𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦 𝑜𝑓 𝑝𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑝𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑠ℎ𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡
𝑂𝑓 𝑃𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑖𝑎𝑛 𝑚𝑖𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑏𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐸𝑢𝑟𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑎𝑛 𝐸𝑛𝑙𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡
𝑊ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑚𝑎𝑙𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑐𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑠 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚 𝑡𝑜 𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑙𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡.
𝐼 𝑎𝑚 𝑠𝑜 𝑓𝑢𝑟𝑖𝑜𝑢𝑠 𝑎𝑡 ℎ𝑜𝑤 ℎ𝑒𝑒𝑙𝑠 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑖𝑛𝑣𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑒𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑒 𝑠𝑢𝑐𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑠!
𝑊ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑒 𝑏𝑒ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑑 𝑢𝑠, 𝑜𝑢𝑟 ℎ𝑒𝑒𝑙𝑠 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑛𝑜𝑖𝑠𝑒
𝑊𝑒 𝑚𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑏𝑒 𝑠𝑖𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑡, 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑦𝑠.
𝑁𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑠𝑎𝑦 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘. 𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑏𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘, 𝑖𝑛 𝑓𝑎𝑐𝑡!
𝐼 𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑒 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑎𝑛 𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑙𝑦 𝑎𝑔𝑒
𝑉𝑖𝑜𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑎𝑔𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑡 𝑤𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑛 𝑓𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑠 𝑚𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑟𝑎𝑔𝑒!
𝑆𝑜 𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝐼 𝑝𝑢𝑡 𝑚𝑦 𝑓𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑒𝑠
𝑊𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚 𝐼 𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑒"
Based on the story of Deniz from Kyrgyzstan
With Julio Elvisey Pisică
Deniz is part of the ”Teenagers and Youth for Justice and Equality” (TY4JE) group founded in Kyrgyzstan as an open group where teenagers - regardless of their experience, education, nationality or sexual orientation - offer their solidarity and friendship. She's an artist the best way for her to rebel against the system is through art. She recounts in comic books the fight with the society that tries to make us all "ideal". Her sotry is one of nonconformity and solidarity.
"𝘗𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯 𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘺. 𝘞𝘦 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦. 𝘐 𝘥𝘰𝘯'𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥 "𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦" 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘯𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘭𝘶𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶. 𝘐 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘳𝘺 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵. 𝘉𝘪𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘪𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘥𝘰𝘯'𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘮𝘦. 𝘖𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥, 𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘴 𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘭. 𝘚𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦."
Based on the story of Yumzhana from Buryatia
With Raisa Mihai
Yumzhana is a student at the International University of Mongolia, studying fashion design.She paints, she launched her brand of clothing 2 years ago and she is an eco-activist. Her story is one where feminism, spirituality, buryatian culture, art and ecology intertwine and take the shape of a fabric ready to be painted as a sign of cultural resistance.
"𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘉𝘶𝘳𝘺𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘢 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘢 𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘧𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘻𝘦 𝘪𝘵. 𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘺𝘶𝘳𝘵, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘯𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘴 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘱. 𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘶𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘰𝘯, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘹𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘤. 𝘐𝘵’𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘳𝘵. 𝘚𝘶𝘣𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘱𝘰𝘱𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳. 𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘶𝘴𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘣𝘶𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺’𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘦𝘹𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘤. 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘬𝘢𝘺.
𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘮𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘤 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘻𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. 𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘦, 𝘮𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘮 𝘢𝘳𝘦, 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦."
Based on the story of Bianca from Romania
Bianca Varga is a nonbinary activist from Romania who identifies with the she/her pronouns. She fights for the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community and is the creator as well as one of the hosts of „Two Black Chicks” - an online entertainment show broadcast on Facebook that presents the LGBTQ community from the presenters' perspective. The show is the form taken by Bianca's activism. Inspired by her own experiences, she condemns discrimination and brings into the spotlight the voices of the community, regardless of ethnicity, age or gender.
𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘧𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵. 𝘔𝘺 𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵. 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭𝘴. 𝘐 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩, 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴. 𝘐 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭. 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘵𝘳𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘧𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘪𝘧 𝘸𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳, 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘦.
Based on the story of Nicoleta from Romania
Nicoleta Ghiță is only 21 but she began her artistic career really early, as an actress in the youth theatre group Playhood in Ferentari - the neighbourhood in Bucharest where she grew up. In the meantime, she added to her portfolio several roles in different shows (that she performed as part of the Roma feminist theatre company in Bucharest and on different Romanian stages), as well as the trainer position in some projects dedicated to youth. She has been experimenting with writing lyrics for a long time, because she believes this is how people get to see her through her own eyes. Her Resistance Story is written in rhymes, it has rhythm and always has a strong message. Just like the trap that she composes, interprets and posts on social media, where she gets both hate and support:
𝘐 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘮𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦. 𝘐’𝘮 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘣𝘰𝘺𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘐 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦. 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘴𝘢𝘺: “𝘞𝘰𝘸, 𝘴𝘩𝘦’𝘴 𝘢 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭. 𝘈 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘱, 𝘤𝘰𝘰𝘭, 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘶𝘴 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘴!”
Inspired by the stories of Yana P. and Yana S. from Ukraine
With Andreea Ghiță and Flori Gornistu
Yana P. is a young woman from Ukraine who is HIV positive and who decided to protest and to fight against the discrimination against young people like her. She made her voice heard even in a UN event where she delivered a speech about HIV positive youth. Yana S. is also a young Ukrainian activist. She fights for the rights of youth to be informed and receive sexual education and for the rights of the LGBTQI+ community. Their resistance stories inspire girls their age and challenges a society marked by totalitarian trauma.
𝘠𝘗: 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘶𝘴 – "𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦’𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘭". 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘥𝘰𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘴, 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘶𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘱𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘴, 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵. 𝘌𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘜𝘬𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘌𝘶𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘦! 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘐 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦, 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘏𝘐𝘝 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘨𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘻𝘦𝘥. 𝘐 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦, 𝘯𝘰𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵 𝘮𝘺 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵 𝘮𝘦. 𝘠𝘚: 𝘚𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘧𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭𝘴 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘺𝘱𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. 𝘉𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘐 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘣𝘪𝘢 𝘦𝘹𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥. 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘫𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘧𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘣𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘺𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘣𝘪𝘢𝘯. 𝘐𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘧𝘶𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘶𝘵. 𝘐’𝘮 𝘎𝘢𝘢𝘢𝘢𝘢𝘺! 𝘞𝘰𝘢𝘢, 𝘪𝘵 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘴𝘰 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴. 𝘎𝘢𝘢𝘢𝘢𝘺! 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘥𝘰 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘦?
Based on the story of Kamila from Poland
With Andreea Petre
Kamila is 22 years old and her journey in the activist world started in a very unexpected way. Today she is still fighting for the rights of girls and women via the NGO she founded in highschool (MamyGłos) and she is on Forbes Poland's list of 25 under 25 under for her social activism work. Her story is about the perseverence of insisting when you are told "You can't do this". But also about the toll that resistance takes. Her story is interpreted by Andreea, a young actress that is know for her roles in the following movies: „Toto și surorile lui” and „The Unpromised Land”
𝘐𝘯 𝘗𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥, 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩-𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴. 𝘐𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳, 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘣𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭’𝘴 𝘥𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘮𝘦: „𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘺 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘴 𝘣𝘶𝘵… 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘰 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴? 𝘎𝘪𝘳𝘭𝘴 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘨𝘰 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴. 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 … 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭. 𝘐 𝘨𝘰𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘮𝘢𝘥, 𝘐 𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘺 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘰 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳. 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘸𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘧𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘕𝘎𝘖 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭𝘴.
Based on the story of Anna from Armenia
Artistic concept and performance: Mihaela Drăgan
Anna spent her last 14 years - half of her life - fighting and protesting for the things she believs in. Her journey in the world of activism began when she was 14 and discovered the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women; it continued until now when she works a coalition for stopping violence against women, she teaches a module about gender representations in the media in the University and founded the first feminist library in Armenia. Her resistance story is told by the multidisciplinary artists Mihaela Drăgan - cofounder of the roma feminist theatre company Giuvlipen and the author of the Roma Futurism concept (an artistic endeavour found at the intersection of Roma culture with technology and witchcraft.
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘐 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘐 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦. 𝘐 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘧𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘪-𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘵𝘦𝘳, 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘫𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘴. 𝘐 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘐 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘮𝘦 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘥. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘐 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘐 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘥. 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘐’𝘮 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺’𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘮𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘐 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘮𝘦𝘥.
Based on the story of S. from Uzbekistan
With Bianca Mihai
S. is a freelancer and she works on different projects: some in the area of women's rights, other with investigational elements. Her activism and resistance began in her teenage. Similiar to her personality then, they were born from a place where antagonizing was her main form of manifestation. But just like the thorns of a cactus - that hide delicate flowers - the things that could make her bitter actually strengthened her voice. And she is now determined to use it to support women and fight, once more, for rights in her native country. He resistance story is told by Bianca Mihai - singer, actress and semifinalist in "Romania's Got Talent" show.
𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘳, 𝘐 𝘸𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦
𝘐𝘯 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵, 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘢𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪, 𝘩𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘺 𝘐 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧
𝘛𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘮𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘮 𝘮𝘦.
𝘏𝘢𝘳𝘮 𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘵𝘰𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺
𝘐𝘯 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘐 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮
𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘶𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘣𝘦𝘺.
The project's Implementation Team in Romania:
Mihaela Drăgan - actress, playwright and Giuvlipen co-founder; she signs the script and the creative concept of the series ”Resistance is a girl who changes the world”
Zita Moldovan - actress, fashion designer and Giuvlipen co-founder - has created the costumes.
Marius Mihordescu – DOP, assistant director, (episodes 1-6), montage (episodes 1-4)
Black Horse Mansion – DOP, montage (episodes 7-10)
Andreea Câmpeanu – montage (episodes 5, 6, 11), DOP (episodes 11)
Alex Bălă – musical production (episodes 1-7)
Dan Michiu Dinescu – musical production (episode 9)
Wanlov the Kubolor – musical production (episode 10)
Producers: Andrada Roșu
The stories of Julio Elvisey Pisică (episode „Bety Catfur”), Bianca Varga (episode "The Black Chick"] and Nicoleta Ghiță have been documented by Georgiana Aldessa Lincan.
Andra Barangă – singer, semifinalist in X Factor Romania 2020
Bianca Mihai – singer and actress, seminfinalist in the „Romania's got talent” show
Nicoleta Ghiță – singer and actress in the Giuvlipen theatre company
Julio Elvisey Pisică – interdisciplinary artist, student at the Timișoara Faculty of Music and Theatre
Raisa Mihai – singer and actress, graduate of the National Musical University in Romania and member of the artistic Guitar duo ARTissimo
Arhanghella – fashion design student and performative artist
Andreea Petre – actress, performer in "Toto and his sisters" and "The Unpromised Land"
Andreea Ioniță and Flori Gornistu – members in the Playhood youth theatre group
Social media channels where the series is available Resistance is a Girl Who Changes the World
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/giuvlipen/channel/ (Series: Rezistența e o fată)