Erin Prather Stafford

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NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States of America
EducationCommunication
Alma mater
  • St. Edward's University
  • University of Warwick
Occupation
  • Writer
  • Film producer

Erin Prather Stafford is an American writer and film producer based in Texas. She is the founder of Girls That Create, an online platform that provides parenting resources for raising creative girls while also encouraging greater female representation across the arts. Prather Stafford is also Executive Producer of the documentary WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.[1] The film had its national broadcast on List of Independent Lens films|Independent Lens | PBS in 2013.[2]

Early Life

Born in Lubbock, Texas,[3] Prather Stafford graduated from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, with a degree in communication, then earned her master's in gender and international development from the University of Warwick.[4]

Career

Prather Stafford began her career at Austin Family Magazine. She went on to work for the Texas Medical Association, where her article "Diagnosing Mental Illness" for Texas Medicine Magazine was awarded a 2006 Barbara Jordan Media Award by the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities[5]. In 2007, Prather Stafford relocated to Dallas|Dallas, Texas,[6] where she researched and wrote the historical book Vision 60: Sixty Years of the Science and Art of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.[7][8]

Prather Stafford also became involved with WONDER WOMEN![9], which had its world premiere at the 2012 South by Southwest|SXSW Film Festival.[10] The film traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman while also examining the portrayal of powerful women in mass media and why representation matters.[11][12][13]

Girls That Create

In 2019, Prather Stafford launched Girls That Create after reading fewer women directed top-grossing films in 2018 than 1998.[14][15][16] Today the site offers information on parenting, women creators, creative resources, and empowering environments.[17][18][19]

References

  1. Guevara-Flanagan, Kristy (2012-03-10), Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (Documentary, Fantasy, History), Vaquera Films, retrieved 2022-02-26
  2. "Wonder Women! | Documentary about Wonder Woman and Her Legacy | Independent Lens | PBS". Independent Lens. 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2022-02-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. Kerns, William (October 18, 2012). "Stafford returns to Lubbock with 'Wonder Women' documentary for Flatland Film Festival". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Retrieved 2022-02-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. Taylor, Joslyn (March 26, 2013). "4 Dallas Women Redefining Motherhood". D Magazine. Retrieved 2022-02-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "Barbara Jordan Media Awards - Past Winners". gov.texas.gov. Retrieved 2022-02-26.
  6. "Erin Prather Stafford". DFWChild. 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2022-02-27.
  7. "Vision 60". www.utsouthwestern.edu. Retrieved 2022-02-27.
  8. Prather Stafford, Erin. "Author's Notes". www.utsouthwestern.edu. Retrieved 2022-02-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines". WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines. Retrieved 2022-02-27.
  10. Fernandez, Jay A.; Fernandez, Jay A. (2012-03-07). "SXSW Preview: Spotlight Doc 'Wonder Women!' Releases New Clip (Exclusive Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2022-02-27.
  11. Watercutter, Angela (2012-03-10). "Wonder Women! Searches for Pop Culture's Heroines". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2022-02-27.
  12. Boyd, Krys (2013-04-15). "Wonder Women". Think. Retrieved 2022-02-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. Stafford, Erin Prather (2017-06-10). "Yes, I Cried at the End of Wonder Woman". Medium. Retrieved 2022-02-27.
  14. Newburger, Emma (2019-01-08). "Fewer women directed top-grossing films in 2018, study shows". CNBC. Retrieved 2022-02-27.
  15. Greenman, Sarah (2019-03-07). "Girls That Create — Statera Blog". StateraArts. Retrieved 2022-02-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. Stories, Local. "Meet Trailblazer Erin Prather Stafford – Voyage Dallas Magazine | Dallas City Guide". voyagedallas.com. Retrieved 2022-02-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  17. Prather Stafford, Erin. "Nourishing and Inspiring Creative Girls". Girls That Create. Retrieved 2022-02-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  18. DeCarlo, Dori (2020-08-20). "‎WoMRadio: Erin Prather Stafford Founder of Girls That Create on Word of Mom Radio on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 2022-02-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  19. "Season 2 Episode 19 | Helping Young Girls Feel Seen, Inspired, and Strong". Fearless Foundry. 2021-06-15. Retrieved 2022-02-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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