WOMEN

Tracy directed and executive produced Almost Ready, a documentary series for YouTube Originals, following actress Shay Mitchell's pregnancy and journey to motherhood. She directed OVARY ACTION: Maternity Leave and produced Women Rising: Ascending Afghanistan for VICELAND TV. As supervising producer at VICE Media, Tracy helped launch their women's issue vertical, Broadly. Tracy oversaw the development, production, and post production of a slate of videos, including series and one-offs.

Maternity Leave and Why the United States is the Only Developed Nation Without It
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Maternity Leave and Why the United States is the Only Developed Nation Without It

The United States and Papua New Guinea are the only two countries in the world that do not guarantee paid maternity leave. Despite the fact that the US ranks second in the world for highest GDP while Papua New Guinea falls at 139th, working women in both countries face the same fears, often having to choose between motherhood and a career. When the US passed the Family and Medical Leave Act in 1993, it left many women feeling cornered. The act ensures 12 weeks of unpaid time off for full-time workers at companies with at least 50 employees—about 60 percent of the American workforce. Unfortunately, this leaves women who cannot afford the time off with no choice but to decline staying at home with their newborn, while others fear that requesting paid time off will compromise their job security. President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum in January 2015, advancing six weeks of paid parental leave to all federal employees. With the presidential election approaching, efforts towards catching up with the rest of the world in this category are garnering attention with the hope of influencing voters’ decisions. As they make their minds up, millennial women are looking to see how the candidates’ stance on the issue will impact their lives and their vote. In this episode of Ovary Action, Broadly travels to Sweden—a nation that offers 480 days of paid leave—and Papua New Guinea to compare how their policies fare against our own. Host Tracie Morrissey explores the options for new mothers with contrasting incomes, along with the policies that could improve the grim state of unpaid maternity leave in the U.S. Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-BROADLY Come find us: Broadly | https://broadly.vice.com Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/BroadlyTV Twitter | https://twitter.com/broadly Tumblr | http://broadlytv.tumblr.com Instagram | https://instagram.com/broadly Pinterest | https://www.pinterest.com/broadlytv Newsletter | http://bit.ly/1JKF1oA
Afghan Climbing Coda
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Vagina Art & the Paradox of Japanese Censorship Laws
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Vagina Art & the Paradox of Japanese Censorship Laws

Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-BROADLY In July, artist Megumi Igarashi, a.k.a. Rokudenashiko, was arrested on obscenity charges after building a vagina-shaped kayak and distributing data that would allow people to 3D print a model of her genitals. She was released shortly thereafter but re-arrested again in early December; the day before Christmas, she was released on bail. She is currently undergoing a lengthly trial. If she's found guilty, she faces up to two years in prison and a $20,000 fine. There’s not much nuanced coverage of her case in Western media, but some experts say that it could be a landmark case for Japan, where strict obscenity laws forbid the depiction of genitals in all mediums, including art and pornography. However, despite these laws, traditional Japanese festivals persist--many of which openly celebrate genitals. We went to the annual Festival of the Steel Phallus, at which revelers gather in the streets to watch a procession of massive penis statues, to try to make sense of this contradiction: Why is a 3D-printed vagina classified as obscene, while a penis parade is seen as family friendly? WATCH NEXT: Spain's Sex Supermarket - http://bit.ly/1JcCycc The Abortion Pill - http://bit.ly/1DwQQSo The Power Suit: http://bit.ly/1Mf8kpw Rose McGowan on Sexism in Hollywood: http://bit.ly/1DvzkhP Virginie Despentes on Killing Rapists: http://bit.ly/1DCDOmG Come find us: Broadly | https://broadly.vice.com Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/BroadlyTV Twitter | https://twitter.com/broadly Tumblr | http://broadlytv.tumblr.com Instagram | https://instagram.com/broadly Pinterest | https://www.pinterest.com/broadlytv Newsletter | http://bit.ly/1JKF1oA
Drone Delivered Abortion Pills & the Fight for Reproductive Rights
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Drone Delivered Abortion Pills & the Fight for Reproductive Rights

Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-BROADLY The medical abortion--a non-surgical procedure that induces a miscarriage through a cocktail of pharmaceutical drugs--is both widely legal and increasingly hard to obtain. To understand the limits of what could be a breakthrough in making abortions easier to access, Broadly hears from both sides of the debate. We travel to the front lines of the battle in Texas, where religious protesters camp outside rapidly closing clinics, as well as to an abortion spa in Washington, DC, where employees are working to de-stigmatize the stupidly controversial procedure. Internationally, we talk to Dr. Rebecca Gomperts from the charity Women On Waves, the physician who recently began using drones to deliver the abortion pill to countries where the procedure is illegal, and we visit a pharmacy in Mexico to see how easy it is to access the abortion pill just across the border. What we really want to know is: Why is it so hard to get a medical abortion when so much research has shown that it's a safe, effective way to terminate a pregnancy? WATCH NEXT: The Power Suit: http://bit.ly/1Mf8kpw Rose McGowan on Sexism in Hollywood: http://bit.ly/1DvzkhP Watch More Broadly Documentaries: http://bit.ly/Broadly-Videos Come follow us: Broadly | https://broadly.vice.com Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/BroadlyTV Twitter | https://twitter.com/broadly Tumblr | http://broadlytv.tumblr.com Instagram | https://instagram.com/broadly Pinterest | https://www.pinterest.com/broadlytv Newsletter | http://bit.ly/1JKF1oA
Juggalettes, Drag Queens, & the Kardashian's Makeup Artist | Style & Error
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Juggalettes, Drag Queens, & the Kardashian's Makeup Artist | Style & Error

Subscribe Now! - http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-BROADLY In our second episode of Style & Error, host Rachael Finley (a.k.a Steak) explores the ways that we use makeup to identify ourselves with a tribe and set ourselves apart from the mainstream. First, she travels to the annual Gathering of the Juggalos in Thornville, Ohio, to investigate how fans of the Insane Clown Posse use face paint to brand themselves as one big family. Then Rachael travels back home to Los Angeles to meet drag queens Willam Belli and Alaska Thunderfuck 5000. The stars of RuPaul's Drag Race clue her in on the language of drag and how to successfully transform her face with contouring. She also meets Joyce Bonelli, the famed makeup artist to the Kardashians, who reveals how makeup has shaped her career and the look of America’s most recognizable family. WATCH NEXT: The Power Suit: http://bit.ly/1Mf8kpw Egg Freezing, Career Women, & the Future of Fertility - http://bit.ly/1MNUnha The Abortion Pill - http://bit.ly/1DwQQSo Searching for the Last Lesbian Bars in America - http://bit.ly/1J86cde Kate Nash on Feminism & the Female Wayne's World: http://bit.ly/1JakrjV Who's Afraid of Vagina Art? http://bit.ly/1NqxK2M Spain's Sex Supermarket - http://bit.ly/1JcCycc Rose McGowan on Sexism in Hollywood: http://bit.ly/1DvzkhP Virginie Despentes on Killing Rapists: http://bit.ly/1DCDOmG Come find us: Broadly | https://broadly.vice.com Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/BroadlyTV Twitter | https://twitter.com/broadly Tumblr | http://broadlytv.tumblr.com Instagram | https://instagram.com/broadly Pinterest | https://www.pinterest.com/broadlytv Newsletter | http://bit.ly/1JKF1oA
Margaret Cho on Power Bottoms and Surviving Bullshit
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Margaret Cho on Power Bottoms and Surviving Bullshit

Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-BROADLY Margaret Cho is a no-bullshit comedian, actress, producer and author known for tackling the politics of gender, sexuality, and race with razor sharp wit. Early in her career, Cho starred in the 1994 sitcom All American Girl on ABC. But after network executives criticized her appearance—asking her to lose weight and tone herself down—the actress decided to part ways from the show. While Cho has struggled with an eating disorder and addiction in the past, she's since channelled these experiences into her performances. Before it was trendy Cho was, and remains, an unabashed feminist. As a Korean-American and an openly bisexual entertainer, Cho uses her stand-up and one-woman shows as a platform to discuss her personal life and politics, bringing honesty and activism to the stage. In the past decade, she has produced a Broadway show, launched multiple national tours, and sold out rooms around the country. On stage and off she's been a perpetual voice to marginalized communities and her next show, There Is No I In Team But There Is A Cho In Psycho, is no exception. WATCH NEXT: The Power Suit: http://bit.ly/1Mf8kpw Egg Freezing, Career Women, & the Future of Fertility - http://bit.ly/1MNUnha The Abortion Pill - http://bit.ly/1DwQQSo Searching for the Last Lesbian Bars in America - http://bit.ly/1J86cde Kate Nash on Feminism & the Female Wayne's World: http://bit.ly/1JakrjV Who's Afraid of Vagina Art? http://bit.ly/1NqxK2M Spain's Sex Supermarket - http://bit.ly/1JcCycc Rose McGowan on Sexism in Hollywood: http://bit.ly/1DvzkhP Virginie Despentes on Killing Rapists: http://bit.ly/1DCDOmG Come find us: Broadly | https://broadly.vice.com Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/BroadlyTV Twitter | https://twitter.com/broadly Tumblr | http://broadlytv.tumblr.com Instagram | https://instagram.com/broadly Pinterest | https://www.pinterest.com/broadlytv Newsletter | http://bit.ly/1JKF1oA
Egg Freezing, Career Women, & the Future of Fertility
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Egg Freezing, Career Women, & the Future of Fertility

Subscribe Now: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-BROADLY In 2014, tech companies like Apple and Facebook added egg freezing to their healthcare packages. The procedure has since received a lot of media attention, often being touted as a reliable option for career-oriented women to delay parenthood. What was once strictly a medical procedure for women facing life-threatening illnesses has now become elective and mainstream, regarded by its proponents as an "insurance policy." As a result, new market has emerged, with third-party "egg brokers" and fertility clinics selling the incredibly expensive service to women using questionable marketing strategies and misleading statistics. There's an emerging narrative that implies that parenthood and success are incompatible—but is that really true? Why are women so eager to freeze their eggs? In an effort to make sense of the convoluted and sometimes contradictory messaging around the procedure, Broadly meets with experts in the field, egg brokers, and patients whose road to parenthood may depend on birthing a child from their frozen eggs. EDIT: In this film, Dr. Vicken Sahakian from Pacific Fertility Center is incorrectly credited as Dr. Robert Sahakian. Correction forthcoming. WATCH NEXT: The Abortion Pill - http://bit.ly/1DwQQSo Caramel Curves: New Orleans's All-Female Biker Gang - http://bit.ly/1NwqkvW Searching for the Last Lesbian Bars in America - http://bit.ly/1J86cde Kate Nash on Feminism & the Female Wayne's World: http://bit.ly/1JakrjV Who's Afraid of Vagina Art? http://bit.ly/1NqxK2M Spain's Sex Supermarket - http://bit.ly/1JcCycc The Power Suit: http://bit.ly/1Mf8kpw Rose McGowan on Sexism in Hollywood: http://bit.ly/1DvzkhP Virginie Despentes on Killing Rapists: http://bit.ly/1DCDOmG Come find us: Broadly | https://broadly.vice.com Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/BroadlyTV Twitter | https://twitter.com/broadly Tumblr | http://broadlytv.tumblr.com Instagram | https://instagram.com/broadly Pinterest | https://www.pinterest.com/broadlytv Newsletter | http://bit.ly/1JKF1oA
Kate Nash on Feminism & the Female Wayne's World
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Kate Nash on Feminism & the Female Wayne's World

Subscribe Now: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-BROADLY A singer, songwriter, activist, and outspoken feminist, Kate Nash is a woman with a cause. Mixing punk lyrics with a style that is by turns pop, indie, and somewhere in the nebulous realm of the alternative, the English artist uses music and the internet to encourage women around the world to speak up about whatever they can and want. Empowered by the riot grrrl movement of the 90s, she's maintained an original, DIY ethos throughout her career, founding an all-girl after-school music program in the UK and releasing an album on her own label. Most recently, Nash launched the "female Wayne's World"--an online channel called Girl Gang TV. Produced in Nash's garage with the goal of making cool shit that everyone could get involved with, Girl Gang TV is an outlet for connecting with fans and creators online. In this episode of Broadly Meets, host JD Samson talks with Nash about the project, as well as about acne, the importance (or not) of being relatable, MySpace, and how women are making an impact in 2015. WATCH NEXT: Who's Afraid of Vagina Art? http://bit.ly/1NqxK2M Spain's Sex Supermarket - http://bit.ly/1JcCycc The Abortion Pill - http://bit.ly/1DwQQSo The Power Suit: http://bit.ly/1Mf8kpw Rose McGowan on Sexism in Hollywood: http://bit.ly/1DvzkhP Virginie Despentes on Killing Rapists: http://bit.ly/1DCDOmG Come find us: Broadly | https://broadly.vice.com Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/BroadlyTV Twitter | https://twitter.com/broadly Tumblr | http://broadlytv.tumblr.com Instagram | https://instagram.com/broadly Pinterest | https://www.pinterest.com/broadlytv Newsletter | http://bit.ly/1JKF1oA