Breaking Gender Stereotypes
by Morgan, Brennan, and Claire
Many WHS females are involved in male-dominated activities. We wanted to get to know more about what motivated these women to choose these activities and be brave enough to overcome gender stereotypes.
To start the story, we brainstormed a list of clubs, classes, and sports that are predominantly male. We then found the girls involved in these activities and went to conduct our interviews.
First, we interviewed Maria about her involvement in woodworking. We were surprised to find that there are quite a few females enrolled in the class, but Maria is unique in that she is really involved in the class. She was able to offer great advice for other females looking to try new things.
We then interviewed Halaina and Tayhler who are both wrestlers. Tayhler was a female wrestler before we even had a girls team, so she was able to provide great insight into being the only female and how her teammates responded to her. Halaina, a recent member on the newly-formed girls team, was able to provide inspiration to others, too.
Next, we interviewed Tori and Anna, the only female in their respective subjects; JROTC and PLTW Engineering.
After the interviews, we got right into slating and logging our footage so we could piece together our script. We wrote our script quickly and started editing right away.
We ran into a problem because we had yet to collect all the shots for the story. We were able to get some b-roll of Anna in her engineering class, but for the rest of the b-roll we used stock footage from wrestling meets and JROTC uniform checks.
We enjoyed interviewing and getting to know how these young women impact our school by overcoming gender stereotypes.