When Jennifer Carroll Foy—a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and a public defender—decided to run for a seat in the Virginia statehouse, she was months behind her opponent’s fundraising goals. And no one knew she was pregnant with twins.
Stacey Abrams is a woman of many talents: she’s a Yale-educated tax attorney, a minority leader in the Georgia statehouse, and a prolific romance novelist. (Seriously.) But can she become the first African-American woman to ever be elected a state governor?
It’s been one year since the election of Donald Trump, and there’s a new wave of women running for political office. In this new documentary series, we take a look inside the campaigns of five of these inspired (and inspiring) candidates.