anna brones

writer + artist + producer

Posts Tagged ‘women’s rights

Afghan Cycles: A Film About Women’s National Cycling Team of Afghanistan

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Very proud of my friends at Let Media for telling this beautiful story and for the nonprofit Mountain2Mountain for supporting these courageous women.

To learn more about the documentary, check out the Afghan Cycles website. Want to support? Mountain2Mountain is collecting bike donations so that they can launch a women’s mountain biking team in Bamiyan. 

Written by Anna Brones

December 8, 2013 at 00:01

Thoughts from Afghanistan: Afterword in Lewis & Clark Chronicle

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After traveling to Afghanistan last fall, I was asked to write a piece for my college’s alumni magazine. I was honored to contribute to the Lewis & Clark Chronicle, and it was a good chance to dig deeper into a subject that continues to be at the forefront of my mind: women’s rights.

An excerpt:

“Remember that being a woman is different in Afghanistan.”

I was getting yet another opinion on my decision to travel to Afghanistan. The statement was said out of love, in an effort to remind me that I should be aware of my surroundings and behavior. Just because I was a strong, independent woman, I should be sure to remember to respect local culture. But it was also coming from someone who had never traveled to Afghanistan.

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Written by Anna Brones

February 20, 2013 at 08:14

Women’s Rights: Thoughts from Afghanistan

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Thanks to a project with Mountain2Mountain I had the opportunity to travel to Afghanistan to help produce a series of public art exhibits. Afghanistan certainly isn’t the top pick destination for most people, and before my departure the mention of it would inevitable spur a handful of emotions and comments, somewhere along the lines of “are you sure that’s safe?” One of the common reactions also had to do with women’s rights, reminding me that the state of affairs in the far off country was different than the one I had at home. During the two week trip I had a lot of time to think about women and women’s rights, and I came up with the following essay, reprinted from the Moutain2Mountain blog. Hopefully it spurs some thought.

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“Remember that being a woman is different in Afghanistan.”

I was getting yet another opinion on my decision to travel to Afghanistan. The statement was made out of love, wanting to remind me that I should be aware of my surroundings and behavior, that just because I was a strong, independent woman, I should remember to respect local culture. But it was also coming from someone that had never traveled to Afghanistan.

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Written by Anna Brones

November 8, 2012 at 08:10

A Man’s World?

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97% of what you see and hear comes from the male perspective, I’m not saying that it’s wrong but it’s a limited perspective. – Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Producer Miss Representation

Full interview here.

Written by Anna Brones

October 20, 2011 at 21:11