Congratulations, you’ve made it. By the time you read this message, the mission will have already begun. Your role, should you choose to accept, will be to aid in getting people of color cast in tv and film projects as leading characters that were originally written for someone white. What that looks like depends on who you are and how you wield your power. For above-the-line filmmakers, this means stepping outside our cultural prejudices in order to flip-the-script. For everyone else, it looks like authentically engaging with the mission-driven content here and anywhere else you find it.
This message will not self-destruct, however the entertainment industry is on course to do so if this isn’t figured out. Tread carefully.
As an actor, it has been my dream to represent the possibility of women of color playing any role for as long as I can remember. I’ve spent my life identifying with white men, so it’s unfathomable they can’t identify with me. Instead of going the actor/producer route, I’ve decided to become what I call a Character Blogger. You can think about it like fashion blogging but with characters instead of outfits.
Unlike actors who produce their own projects, character blogging allows me to keep all of my focus and attention on skills related to acting while still fulfilling my dream. I don’t post regularly enough to be an influencer, really, but you can still let me influence you : )