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“There’s still only maybe three female writers or two female writers to 10 guys in any kind of writer’s room,” Miss Cannon said.

But at least women’s voices are now in the mix.

“You’re not going to solve the problem, but you can start the conversation,” Miss Headland said. “I think part of your job, especially as a woman, is to let yourself be a little ugly and to show uglier parts of yourself. That’s your job as a female artist.”