Why It’s Time to Disable Diversity Efforts
September 21, 2017
Sunday night’s Emmy darling, The Handmaid’s Tale, is binge-worthy, for sure — stuffed with moments that steal the breath from both Offred and from her audience. But one moment from the series struck me in ways it may not have reached too many of you. That moment unfolds on a bridge, where Offred pleads with Janine, a fellow handmaid, not to commit suicide. Come down from that ledge, Offred urges, and live. Drink and dance with the other girls, in a future free of the oppressive, patriarchal fascism of Gilead.
Diversity with a Capital D
April 21, 2017
In the last year, the conversation about diversity in Hollywood has really taken off. The need for content that represents all races has been debated in the trade magazines and made front page news around the world. Hollywood insiders have talked more openly about the gender gap. In all of this discussion, one group I’ve noticed was missing from the Diversity conversation is another D word: Disability.
Disability Representation: #FilmCurious Chat 11/22/16
November 23, 2016
Disability is not usually mentioned in conversations about inclusion, so we figured we would start one.