Alliance of Women Directors - AWD

Alliance of Women Directors - AWD ALLIANCE OF WOMEN DIRECTORS is the only organization solely dedicated to education, support and advocacy for women directors in the entertainment industry.

Each member has achieved professional status by having directed at least one long or short-form narrative film, television program, documentary, commercial or new media program that has been recognized by the creative community.

Each member has achieved professional status by having directed at least one long or short-form narrative film, television program, documentary, commercial or new media program that has been recognized by the creative community.

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Listen to your gut. Say YES to the exciting and healthy opportunities.This advice from Puppett is 💯.#MondayMotivation #A...
06/28/2021

Listen to your gut. Say YES to the exciting and healthy opportunities.

This advice from Puppett is 💯.

#MondayMotivation #AllianceOfWomenDirectors #AWD
#DirectedByWomen #femalefilmmakers #femaleempowerment #empowered #powertothepeople #womeninfilm #womeninhollywood #feminism #womendirectors #QOTD #nonbinaryfilmmakers #LGBTQ #Pride #Pride2021

Listen to your gut. Say YES to the exciting and healthy opportunities.

This advice from Puppett is 💯.

#MondayMotivation #AllianceOfWomenDirectors #AWD
#DirectedByWomen #femalefilmmakers #femaleempowerment #empowered #powertothepeople #womeninfilm #womeninhollywood #feminism #womendirectors #QOTD #nonbinaryfilmmakers #LGBTQ #Pride #Pride2021

HEY MEMBERS!🎬 The AMC/AWD “High-Octane” Directing Series continues this weekend! The series consists of five Master Clas...
06/25/2021

HEY MEMBERS!🎬 The AMC/AWD “High-Octane” Directing Series continues this weekend! The series consists of five Master Classes focused on directing action and thriller content in scripted television. It features directors, showrunners, and department heads from AMC Networks’ wide range of dynamic series, and other industry leaders.

Join us THIS SUNDAY for the fourth class of the series. Moderated by Crystal Holt, Director of Scripted Programming, AMC Networks & Erica Robbins, Vice President of Production, AMC Studios, this class will focus on DIRECTING STUNTS/VFX/SFX Guests include director and AWD Honorary Member Lesli Linka Glatter, director and stunt choreographer Zoë Bell, and VFX supervisor Brigitte Bourque.

WHEN: Sunday, June 27th; 3p PT / 6p ET
WHERE: Zoom
Register and learn more about the speakers in your member portal!

#AWD #representationmatters #investinwomen #femaledirectors #nonbinarydirectors #strongertogether

HEY MEMBERS!🎬 The AMC/AWD “High-Octane” Directing Series continues this weekend! The series consists of five Master Classes focused on directing action and thriller content in scripted television. It features directors, showrunners, and department heads from AMC Networks’ wide range of dynamic series, and other industry leaders.

Join us THIS SUNDAY for the fourth class of the series. Moderated by Crystal Holt, Director of Scripted Programming, AMC Networks & Erica Robbins, Vice President of Production, AMC Studios, this class will focus on DIRECTING STUNTS/VFX/SFX Guests include director and AWD Honorary Member Lesli Linka Glatter, director and stunt choreographer Zoë Bell, and VFX supervisor Brigitte Bourque.

WHEN: Sunday, June 27th; 3p PT / 6p ET
WHERE: Zoom
Register and learn more about the speakers in your member portal!

#AWD #representationmatters #investinwomen #femaledirectors #nonbinarydirectors #strongertogether

"You should surround yourself with people who trust you. To pull this sh*t off, you will need partners who believe in yo...
06/25/2021

"You should surround yourself with people who trust you. To pull this sh*t off, you will need partners who believe in you in a way that makes them walk with you into an abyss of unknowns. You can’t have creative and producing partners who need you to do things a certain way for them to stick with you. You need the people who will take the leaps of faith because they believe you have something worth working with — something that will be worth it for them too." - Marion Hill

Marion Hill (she/they) is a filmmaker whose roots spread from Vietnam to France and England. She is based in New Orleans.

Marion's work is devoted to narratives and visuals of q***r femininity and femme power, using the camera to authentically center the nuances of q***r sensibility, sexuality, sensuality and feminine agency across cultures.

Marion's first feature film, MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY is about a surprise reunion in southern France, which reignites passions and jealousies between two women who were formerly polyamorous lovers. It premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and received the Audience Award for Best Film in the NEXT category. The film has also played at 2021's SXSW, San Francisco International, Seattle International, Outfest and Newfest, and was recommended in the New York Times' Sundance lineup.

Marion's early short films Bird of Prey (2016) and Goddess House (2018) played at festivals including Frameline, Sidewalk, and Outfest Fusion, and collectively now have over 5 million views online.

Marion regularly produces work for New Orleans multi-media powerhouse, WWOZ, and is co-founder and video director of the People's Media Front of New Orleans.

#femalefilmmakerfriday #womeninfilm #womeninmedia #femaledirectors #womendirect #directors #filmmakers #film #empowerment #representation #representationmatters #loveourcommunity #strengthinnumbers #investinwomen #empowerwomen #awd #pavingtheway #heretostay #directedbywomen #womxn #LGBTQ #Pride #Pride2021

"You should surround yourself with people who trust you. To pull this sh*t off, you will need partners who believe in you in a way that makes them walk with you into an abyss of unknowns. You can’t have creative and producing partners who need you to do things a certain way for them to stick with you. You need the people who will take the leaps of faith because they believe you have something worth working with — something that will be worth it for them too." - Marion Hill

Marion Hill (she/they) is a filmmaker whose roots spread from Vietnam to France and England. She is based in New Orleans.

Marion's work is devoted to narratives and visuals of q***r femininity and femme power, using the camera to authentically center the nuances of q***r sensibility, sexuality, sensuality and feminine agency across cultures.

Marion's first feature film, MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY is about a surprise reunion in southern France, which reignites passions and jealousies between two women who were formerly polyamorous lovers. It premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and received the Audience Award for Best Film in the NEXT category. The film has also played at 2021's SXSW, San Francisco International, Seattle International, Outfest and Newfest, and was recommended in the New York Times' Sundance lineup.

Marion's early short films Bird of Prey (2016) and Goddess House (2018) played at festivals including Frameline, Sidewalk, and Outfest Fusion, and collectively now have over 5 million views online.

Marion regularly produces work for New Orleans multi-media powerhouse, WWOZ, and is co-founder and video director of the People's Media Front of New Orleans.

#femalefilmmakerfriday #womeninfilm #womeninmedia #femaledirectors #womendirect #directors #filmmakers #film #empowerment #representation #representationmatters #loveourcommunity #strengthinnumbers #investinwomen #empowerwomen #awd #pavingtheway #heretostay #directedbywomen #womxn #LGBTQ #Pride #Pride2021

NOW AVAILABLE - tickets to audit Jennifer Warren’s Directing the Actor Lab, Session #4 are now on sale! 🎬Room is limited...
06/23/2021

NOW AVAILABLE - tickets to audit Jennifer Warren’s Directing the Actor Lab, Session #4 are now on sale! 🎬

Room is limited so make sure to grab your spot today for the session TOMORROW, Thursday, June 24th at 7pm PT.

Members can register via the calendar page on AWD’s website. See you there!

#AWD #representationmatters #investinwomen #femaledirectors #nonbinarydirectors #strongertogether

NOW AVAILABLE - tickets to audit Jennifer Warren’s Directing the Actor Lab, Session #4 are now on sale! 🎬

Room is limited so make sure to grab your spot today for the session TOMORROW, Thursday, June 24th at 7pm PT.

Members can register via the calendar page on AWD’s website. See you there!

#AWD #representationmatters #investinwomen #femaledirectors #nonbinarydirectors #strongertogether

Goal: make great art!As Alice Wu points out --if well made, the specificity of your story will cause all sorts of people...
06/23/2021

Goal: make great art!

As Alice Wu points out --if well made, the specificity of your story will cause all sorts of people to respond.

#WednesdayWisdom #AllianceOfWomenDirectors #AWD
#DirectedByWomen #WomenDirectors #FemaleFilmmakers
#QOTD #LGBTQ #Pride #Pride2021

Goal: make great art!

As Alice Wu points out --if well made, the specificity of your story will cause all sorts of people to respond.

#WednesdayWisdom #AllianceOfWomenDirectors #AWD
#DirectedByWomen #WomenDirectors #FemaleFilmmakers
#QOTD #LGBTQ #Pride #Pride2021

Inclusive, nuanced storytelling through different lenses is the gold standard. Thank you, Nahnatchka Khan, for reminding...
06/21/2021

Inclusive, nuanced storytelling through different lenses is the gold standard. Thank you, Nahnatchka Khan, for reminding us to go for it.

#MondayMotivation #AllianceOfWomenDirectors #AWD
#DirectedByWomen #femalefilmmakers #femaleempowerment
#empowered #powertothepeople #womeninfilm #womeninhollywood
#feminism #womendirectors #QOTD #Pride #Pride2021

Inclusive, nuanced storytelling through different lenses is the gold standard. Thank you, Nahnatchka Khan, for reminding us to go for it.

#MondayMotivation #AllianceOfWomenDirectors #AWD
#DirectedByWomen #femalefilmmakers #femaleempowerment
#empowered #powertothepeople #womeninfilm #womeninhollywood
#feminism #womendirectors #QOTD #Pride #Pride2021

To all the men that have inspired us and been by our side, Happy Father's Day! ❤ - AWD#fathersday #happyfathersday #AWD
06/20/2021

To all the men that have inspired us and been by our side, Happy Father's Day! ❤ - AWD
#fathersday #happyfathersday #AWD

To all the men that have inspired us and been by our side, Happy Father's Day! ❤ - AWD
#fathersday #happyfathersday #AWD

Today we are celebrating Juneteenth! It is a time of reflection, rejoicing, and liberation. This year, June 19th, 2021 m...
06/19/2021

Today we are celebrating Juneteenth! It is a time of reflection, rejoicing, and liberation. This year, June 19th, 2021 mark's the first year Juneteenth is recognized by the U.S. government as a National Holiday.

We'll be amplifying some special programming and events to help you celebrate, liberate and educate during this year's Juneteenth.
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Juneteenth is also known as Freedom Day - the oldest nationally recognized commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States of America. It was on June 19, 1865 (155 years ago) that Union soldiers landed in Galveston, TX with the news that the Civil War was over and that the slaves were free (a full TWO years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation).
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#BlackHistory #Juneteenth2021 #BlackHistoryIsUSHistory #History #FreedomDay #Celebrate #Liberate#Educate #Juneteenth #representationmatters #unstackthedeck

Today we are celebrating Juneteenth! It is a time of reflection, rejoicing, and liberation. This year, June 19th, 2021 mark's the first year Juneteenth is recognized by the U.S. government as a National Holiday.

We'll be amplifying some special programming and events to help you celebrate, liberate and educate during this year's Juneteenth.
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Juneteenth is also known as Freedom Day - the oldest nationally recognized commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States of America. It was on June 19, 1865 (155 years ago) that Union soldiers landed in Galveston, TX with the news that the Civil War was over and that the slaves were free (a full TWO years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation).
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#BlackHistory #Juneteenth2021 #BlackHistoryIsUSHistory #History #FreedomDay #Celebrate #Liberate#Educate #Juneteenth #representationmatters #unstackthedeck

“I think a lot of directing is knowing when to stand your ground, and what battles you're willing to fight for…” - Desir...
06/18/2021

“I think a lot of directing is knowing when to stand your ground, and what battles you're willing to fight for…” - Desiree Akhavan

Desiree Akhavan is an Iranian-American director, producer, screenwriter, and actress. She’s been creating and writing since she was a kid, starting out by penning her own sketch comedy scripts. Since then, Desiree has regularly appeared in her own work — co-writing, co-directing, and acting in the lesbian-themed web series The Slope, with creative partner and fellow NYU grad film student, Ingrid Jungermann.

Desiree co-wrote and directed the feature film, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which won the 2018 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. Her first film, Appropriate Behavior, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for Best First Screenplay at the Indie Spirit Awards. Desiree created and starred in the Hulu original series The Bisexual. She’s also directed other episodic projects including: Ramy, Monsterland and Briarpatch.

Most recently, Desiree, directed two episodes of HBO Max series, Hacks. The series is a dark comedy exploring the tensions between legendary Las Vegas comedian Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) and entitled, upstart, young comedy TV writer, Ava (Hannah Einbinder) as they attempt to salvage Vance’s waning career.

In 2019, Desiree was named one of the Reframe Rise Directors. In 2019 she was also recognized as one of Queerty’s Pride50 and has mentored up-and-coming filmmakers in the BFI Flare LGBT Filmmakers Mentorship Program. She has a BA from Smith College and an MFA from NYU’s Grad Film Program.

That’s why she’s our Female Filmmaker Friday!

#femalefilmmakerfriday #womeninfilm #womeninmedia #femaledirectors #womendirect #directors #filmmakers #film #empowerment #representation #representationmatters #loveourcommunity #strengthinnumbers #investinwomen #empowerwomen #awd #pavingtheway #heretostay #directedbywomen #womxn #Persian #LGBTQ #Pride #Pride2021

“I think a lot of directing is knowing when to stand your ground, and what battles you're willing to fight for…” - Desiree Akhavan

Desiree Akhavan is an Iranian-American director, producer, screenwriter, and actress. She’s been creating and writing since she was a kid, starting out by penning her own sketch comedy scripts. Since then, Desiree has regularly appeared in her own work — co-writing, co-directing, and acting in the lesbian-themed web series The Slope, with creative partner and fellow NYU grad film student, Ingrid Jungermann.

Desiree co-wrote and directed the feature film, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which won the 2018 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. Her first film, Appropriate Behavior, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for Best First Screenplay at the Indie Spirit Awards. Desiree created and starred in the Hulu original series The Bisexual. She’s also directed other episodic projects including: Ramy, Monsterland and Briarpatch.

Most recently, Desiree, directed two episodes of HBO Max series, Hacks. The series is a dark comedy exploring the tensions between legendary Las Vegas comedian Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) and entitled, upstart, young comedy TV writer, Ava (Hannah Einbinder) as they attempt to salvage Vance’s waning career.

In 2019, Desiree was named one of the Reframe Rise Directors. In 2019 she was also recognized as one of Queerty’s Pride50 and has mentored up-and-coming filmmakers in the BFI Flare LGBT Filmmakers Mentorship Program. She has a BA from Smith College and an MFA from NYU’s Grad Film Program.

That’s why she’s our Female Filmmaker Friday!

#femalefilmmakerfriday #womeninfilm #womeninmedia #femaledirectors #womendirect #directors #filmmakers #film #empowerment #representation #representationmatters #loveourcommunity #strengthinnumbers #investinwomen #empowerwomen #awd #pavingtheway #heretostay #directedbywomen #womxn #Persian #LGBTQ #Pride #Pride2021

06/17/2021

As we continue to celebrate #pride (this month and every month!) we wish to spread the love and honor all our LGBTQIA+ Community and Allies. Love is Love. ls Love. Is Love! ❤️ You are loved! We are loved!! 🏳️‍🌈

#pride #pridemonth #strongertogether #representationmatters #q***rdirectors #nonbinarydirectors #womendirectors #directors #awd #allianceofwomendirectors

As you create, don't hide yourself. Cheryl Dunye's insights on bold, inclusive storytelling are invaluable.#MondayMotiva...
06/14/2021

As you create, don't hide yourself. Cheryl Dunye's insights on bold, inclusive storytelling are invaluable.

#MondayMotivation #DirectedByWomen #AllianceOfWomenDirectors #AWD #femalefilmmakers #femaleempowerment #empowered
#powertothepeople #womeninfilm #womeninhollywood
#womendirectors #QOTD #Pride #Pride2021

As you create, don't hide yourself. Cheryl Dunye's insights on bold, inclusive storytelling are invaluable.

#MondayMotivation #DirectedByWomen #AllianceOfWomenDirectors #AWD #femalefilmmakers #femaleempowerment #empowered
#powertothepeople #womeninfilm #womeninhollywood
#womendirectors #QOTD #Pride #Pride2021

@seedandspark + 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 ♥️You’ve got a script you’re proud of, and now you want to brin...
06/13/2021

@seedandspark + 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 ♥️
You’ve got a script you’re proud of, and now you want to bring it to life! But first: what should your crowdfunding goal be?🎯

In this workshop, @seedandspark Bri Castellini will teach you how to build your first budget, utilize loans to make up your budget (conceptually as well as literally), navigate the ask, break down your script, and cut costs without sacrificing your vision. Make that dollar stretch!

Make sure to RSVP to receive the livestream link, as well as our follow-up email with our workshop deck, plus additional educational resources!

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stretch-that-buck-film-budgeting-101-tickets-146861798593

#seedandspark #AWD #representationmatters #investinwomen #femaledirectors #nonbinarydirectors #strongertogether

@seedandspark + 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 ♥️
You’ve got a script you’re proud of, and now you want to bring it to life! But first: what should your crowdfunding goal be?🎯

In this workshop, @seedandspark Bri Castellini will teach you how to build your first budget, utilize loans to make up your budget (conceptually as well as literally), navigate the ask, break down your script, and cut costs without sacrificing your vision. Make that dollar stretch!

Make sure to RSVP to receive the livestream link, as well as our follow-up email with our workshop deck, plus additional educational resources!

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stretch-that-buck-film-budgeting-101-tickets-146861798593

#seedandspark #AWD #representationmatters #investinwomen #femaledirectors #nonbinarydirectors #strongertogether

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Calling women directors! Looking for community, empowering events and opportunity? Join the Alliance of Women Directors. Founded in 1997 by alumnae of the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women as a community of peers to share information and support one another’s career advancement.

In the decades since our inception, our values haven’t changed. Today we are an inclusive collective of over 250 professional women-identifying and gender nonbinary directors working together to affect positive, lasting change in the entertainment industry. A relentless advocate for gender parity, AWD believes it is vital that stories are told from all perspectives. Representation matters.

Click here to find out more about becoming a full-fledged member of the Alliance, the requirements and benefits of full membership. https://www.allianceofwomendirectors.org/join/ Not ready for that yet? Then like, follow, and share AWD! TWITTER https://twitter.com/AWD_Directors INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/awd_directors/ YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0v01nMP5YqGbAp2Vznnw7A LINKEDIN https://www.linkedin.com/company/alliance-of-women-directors


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All star women production team seeking someone for a unique position of Production Designer/Costume (ideally a female identifying with a strong sense of design) but we welcome all submissions. Candidates should be open to collaboration and be a team player for this 3 day SAG short film shoot. Low budget but will be Paid competitive rates. Shooting dates in LA area: July 30, July 31, Aug 1. Set is covid safety compliant. More info about the project here: https://www.filmindependent.org/programs/fiscal-sponsorship/now-and-never/ Email: Rohi Mirza Pandya, Producer [email protected]
All star women production team seeking their Director of Photography (ideally a female identifying Cinematographer with kit) but we welcome all submissions. Candidates should be open to collaboration and be a team player for this 3 day SAG short film shoot. Low budget but will be Paid competitive rates. Shooting dates in LA area: July 30, July 31, Aug 1 More info about the project here: https://www.filmindependent.org/programs/fiscal-sponsorship/now-and-never/ Set will be fully Covid safety compliant. Email: Rohi Mirza Pandya, Producer [email protected]
My dear women, I'm excited to share I am the star and producer of this thriller, with Rebecca De Mornay, Daniel Roebuck and Chris Browning. It's a female driven thriller, written by two women, and produced by a woman (me). https://deadline.com/2021/06/legacies-teen-wolf-actor-douglas-tait-directing-debut-rebecca-de-mornay-1234777782/?fbclid=IwAR2yekPMB2Fx110ocDrzTYDUKbDbF_u4fpp7rSCkAHc_9QIxgD3KXnsQS0w
Has anyone worked with Sadie Stanley? I need an intro, please . Would love to get her on board for a short I'm directing. Thanks!
Happy Saturday! To my wonderful filmmaker friends: I’m wondering if any of you have contact or know anyone who is an up-and-coming female director who has won any of the Sundance or SXSW festival’s. We have a couple of features on our slate and would love some referrals! I’m a writer, producer and actress and have a company that amplifies unheard voices and tells stories untold that change narrow perspectives! Check us out! Www.lakefrontpictures.com We are the creators of www.conradseries.com
Tomorrow! FREE! Masterclass Mondays: Keys to a Successful Collaboration with your Composer. From spotting to the final mix, let award-winning composer Nami Melumad (OSCAR Nominee-Colette, HBO- An American Pickle, Star Trek:Short Treks) give you her tips for an amazing creative collaboration. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/masterclass-mondays-keys-to-a-successful-collaboration-with-your-composer-tickets-148387227191?aff=AWD Star Trek #AmericanPickle Colette Doc Short #filmdirecting #WomenDirectors #awd #allianceofwomendirectors Women of Cinematic Arts
Don't miss this FREE Masterclass, provided by Women of Cinematic Arts and hosted by Mel Orpen. And organized by me. :-) Monday April 12th, 6:30 PST Want to get the music of your dreams for your next project? What are the key elements you need to successfully work with a composer? From spotting to the final mix, let award-winning composer Nami Melumad (Academy Award Nominee Colette, HBO- An American Pickle) give you her tips for an amazing collaboration.
Good afternoon, AWD members, I am seeking a line producer for our film in Italy for a shooting schedule and budget for the main submission of our materials to the Italian entity. Knowing Italian is a bonus, but not mandatory. I can help with film terms in Italian. More information for whomever may be interested. Kindly email me at [email protected] With my gratitude and all best wishes, Donna Kanter
https://www.ourglasselevator.com/class/1437/world-building-and-why-i-love-it I will be giving a Glass Elevator class coming up in April, sharing my years of worldbuilding.
Hello Ladies, Please give recommendations for a social media manager for Instagram that has done a great job and is affordable. Thank you so much for any info.
I will be moderating a Q&A for the Film Sophie Jones tonight at 6pm PST. The film will screen during the webinar. Free and open to the public. Hosted by SCA and Women of Cinematic Arts I lost my mother 16 years ago, so I can relate to the topic. Come by and say hi. "Inspired by true experiences of grief, girlhood, and growing up, Jessie Barr’s Sophie Jones provides a stirring portrait of a sixteen year old. Stunned by the untimely death of her mother and struggling with the myriad challenges of teendom, Sophie (played with striking immediacy by the director’s cousin Jessica Barr) tries everything she can to feel something again, while holding herself together, in this sensitive, acutely realized, and utterly relatable coming-of-age story."