Posts tagged Diversity
The Concept of Curated Diversity

I’m at an intersection, more of a crossroads. I am a black woman working in corporate Hollywood. I occupy a space where diversity is a huge issue, in both corporate America and in Hollywood. For the sake of this essay, I’m focusing on diversity within communities of color. I’m not negating the issues of the LGBTQ, disabled, or any other community that feels disenfranchised, I just believe these communities have an edge of privilege when their spokesperson is a white person. It’s the year 2018 and America isn’t fully honoring all of the policies that “Make America Great.” A little history lesson, 54 years ago, there was legislation passed that prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin by federal and state governments as well as some public places.

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MIMH: Mara Brock Akil

A mentor in Hollywood is hard to come across, so thank you for being a mentor in my head. I decided to write these interviews as a simple exercise to think about what needs to be asked from someone who wants to “make it in Hollywood” but then I realized how exciting it would be if the question got answered. But first, Thank you for Moesha, Fancy, Joan Clayton, and Mary Jane Paul -- these ladies were often the big sister’s I always wanted and needed to learn from.

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