Carmela Soprano. Snoop on The Wire. Issa Rae as Issa Dee. HBO has a rich history of strong female leads. Women whose character arcs feel real and unfiltered and complex. For Women's History Month, we wanted to put that kind of complexity front and center.
We created the Inspiration Room: a public archive of women’s diaries, spanning many generations, living and dead, celebrating the diversity and complexity of the authentic female narrative.
Hundreds of women all over the U.S. contributed to this room. The physical space housed these diaries in many forms, including compilation books, large-scale installations, and audio recordings.

Some of HBO’s own talent was also featured in the exhibit, including Lena Dunham, Issa Rae, Game of Thrones director Michelle MacLaren, and several others.

We also worked with HBO actresses to bring real diary entries to life on film.
All told, more than 800 women contributed their words to the Inspiration Room. Bringing their innermost thoughts, confessions and experiences to life was a challenge and an honor. Their stories were moving, intimate, sometimes bizarre, occasionally funny, and always relatable.
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