Tag: Inclusivity

Kid’s Show Encourages Kids to Love Differences

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’s New Antiracist Episode Encourages Kids to Embrace Differences Supervising Producer, Christopher Loggins says the new episode, which premieres on January 10th on PBS Kids, shows ‘when we can talk about things, they’re easier to understand and manage.’ By A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez Raising children to see themselves as equals, in a society where they are often alienated, is one…

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Ingrid Silva Is Working to Make Ballet More Inclusive

Ingrid Silva Is Working to Make the Ballet World More Inclusive “Black dancers don’t get a lot of opportunity to succeed because people don’t believe we exist in this art form,” says the Brazillian-born ballerina. But she’s determined to change that.  By Gabi Thorne I first heard ballet dancer Ingrid Silva speak at the 2018 Afro-Latino Festival. I’ve never paid much attention to the ballet…

The Challenges & Impact of Black Representation in Film & TV

The Challenges & Impact of Black Representation in Film & TV New research reveals the barriers that Black talent in the film and TV industry faces, the economic fallout, and solutions for creating a more inclusive, equitable workforce. By Jonathan Dunn, Sheldon Lyn, Nony Onyeador, and Ammanuel Zegeye Movies and television are often an escape from and a reflection of life unfolding. They also…

Female Inclusion On Set of Where the Crawdads Sing

Female Inclusion On Set of Where the Crawdads Sing Hello Sunshine beams again! By Sarah El-Mahmoud Over the past decade, Reese Witherspoon has transitioned from being solely an actress to a building larger producer role in her own Hello Sunshine company. As a producer, the Legally Blonde actress isn’t only working more behind the scenes, she’s been ushering in more inclusion of female…

Viola Davis On Beauty Standards As A Black Actress

Viola Davis Shares Experiencing Dealing With Beauty Standards In Juilliard And Hollywood As A Black Actress The Oscar winner gets real about beauty standards in acting. By Adreon Patterson As Hollywood pushes for diversity, inclusion, and representation, prominent Black actresses have been very vocal about their experiences. One of the voices often blasting the siren has been Oscar winner Viola…

National Geographic Society’s First Female CEO On Inclusivity

National Geographic Society’s First Female CEO On Inclusivity By Marianne Schnall In 2020, the National Geographic Society appointed Jill Tiefenthaler as CEO—the first woman to hold this position in the organization’s 134-year history. Now she is forging a new path for women and other underrepresented voices at the Society and bolstering how it shapes the narrative on some of the world’s most…

How Bloom Founder Avery Francis Builds Inclusive Workplaces

How Bloom Founder Avery Francis Builds Inclusive Workplaces By Pauleanna Reid Thanks in part to the global stage of social media, conversations on race, identity and politics are more amplified today than ever before. Among the slew of other race-based tragedies to make headlines in recent years, the George Floyd protests of 2020 had casual Instagram users and big brands…