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#Muse40for40: Lizz Winstead (2015)

We’re counting down the 40 days to NYWIFT’s 40th Anniversary Muse Awards with a look at some of our favorite honorees, all women of vision and achievement who have contributed to the film and television industry. Join us as we look back at #Muse40for40, and buy your tickets for the Muse Awards on Tuesday, December 10th at nywift.org/muse!


#32: Lizz Winstead

By Katie Chambers

Lizz Winstead received the 10th annual Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award. The acclaimed comedienne, radio and television personality, author and blogger for The Huffington Post is also the co-creator of The Daily Show and Air America Radio network. She also started Lady Parts Justice, an organization dedicated to creating more awareness of anti-choice legislation, to help fight for women’s reproductive rights. Lizz frequently appears on various shows on CNN and MSNBC.

On learning to use her comedy for social change, Winstead told oprah.com: “I was an anger fluffer. But when people then asked me what to do, I didn’t have an answer. It wasn’t my job to have a call to action—until I realized it could be.”

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Katie Chambers Katie Chambers is the Community Engagement Director at New York Women in Film & Television, and a freelance writer and digital marketing strategist. Follow her on Twitter @KatieGChambers.

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