one year online project. I interviewed one woman, every day, for a year. The main value of the project was the opportunity to be exposed to a wide variety of personal female voices in Israeli society, allowing for a pluralistic dialogue with respect for different perspectives. Community of hundreds of people was created and followed it. I lectured on the project in most academic institutions in the Israel and in England (Oxford, UCL)
That is my first project The first interview was published on Women’s Day at March 2011. I aimed to understand life through 365 different women. The encounters were surprising, emotional, enlightening, and highly inspiring. An active community of hundreds of people accompanied and responded to the project. For me, it was a turning point where I discovered the immense power of artistic action to create social change.
In a country with multiple groups, biases, and divisions, communication barriers often arise. Through the project, by directly and honestly presenting the personal voices of women from all backgrounds and ages, I had the opportunity to remove those barriers and truly listen. I sought to understand someone else’s world, someone who was often very different from myself. Throughout that year, connections and conversations were formed, leading to numerous lectures on the project in academic institutions both in Israel and abroad, revealing further layers of the Israeli, human, and personal experience.
It became clear to me that before any ideology or pursuit of justice, there are people, and they matter above all.
At the end of the intensive year, I organized a picnic with all the women who participated in the project: