07 10 / 2014

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Why is representation itself so crucial?

I think the more specific your point of view, the stronger your voice is and the more relatable you are. So being the the most female, the most black, and the most gay I can be is really the way to reach the most people because at the end of the day, all of those experiences are human, and though the details might be more applicable to certain groups, the underlying feelings that inform my point of view are universally relatable. There are so many other stories being ignored for the sake of white heterocentric narratives. We could stop making shows about straight white men right now and there would still be enough to last until the end of time. Television and movies are all about recreating the human experience, and when you’re blatantly excluding certain types of people, the underlying message is “you aren’t part of this experience” which is bullshit.

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from this interview with Spark (via bishilarious)

(via bishilarious)

03 10 / 2014

toppbottom:

Drama, Comedy & Lesbians: Issa Rae Releases Pilot For New Web Series, Words With Girls @IssaRae

The incredibly talented Issa Rae (Awkward Black Girl) is at it again, but this time she’s doing it for the ladies who love ladies. Issa and her production company, ColorCreative, came together with…

03 10 / 2014

yoisthisracist:

Big old thanks to Brittani Nichols for being on the podcast this week. We end the week on haircuts.

And definitely make sure to watch Brittani’s pilot Words With Girls.

As always, you can subscribe on iTunes and SoundCloud, and call in, 323-389-RACE to leave your questions!

03 10 / 2014

WE ARE ALL PUNKS

02 10 / 2014

In what ways does feminism influence your work?
I just think feminism is my work. Everything I do, I do because I was told that as a woman, my voice deserves to heard, my rights are to be respected, and my job was to make that possible for others. And I am not saying I always succeed at that, but that is the value system that I was raised with and the one that I still hold dear, and it is one that makes all this possible, and it makes it possible for me to not shrink under a couch when there is criticism. It is what makes it possible for me to write about my experiences without feeling as though I am wasting everyone’s time or sounding hysterical. It is the thing that makes space for all of it. It means everything to me because it sort of is everything. It is the closest thing I know to being religious, if that makes any sense.

(Source: vulture.com)

02 10 / 2014

yoisthisracist:

On today’s podcast with Brittani Nichols, we talk about my racist-ass White Uncle Michael. :-(

And definitely make sure to watch Brittani’s pilot Words With Girls.

As always, you can subscribe on iTunes and SoundCloud, and call in, 323-389-RACE to leave your questions!

02 10 / 2014

sugarbooty:

Another great new tv show to check out- it’s just a pilot now but hopefully it will get picked up and go to series. It’s got queer girls of color with MAIN story lines, complicated emotions and really funny dialogue, plus the show’s creator, the insanely talented Brittani, is in the show! You should also follow her on twitter @ BisHilarious; she is a a consistent LOL-maker.

01 10 / 2014

yoisthisracist:

Today on the podcast, Brittani Nichols learns about radio stations “without all that rap”.

And definitely make sure to watch Brittani’s pilot Words With Girls.

As always, you can subscribe on iTunes and SoundCloud, and call in, 323-389-RACE to leave your questions!

30 9 / 2014

yoisthisracist:

Brittani Nichols is on the podcast all this week, as today’s question takes us into the wack-ass world of Pick-Up Artists.

And definitely make sure to watch Brittani’s pilot Words With Girls.

As always, you can subscribe on iTunes and SoundCloud, and call in, 323-389-RACE to leave your questions!

29 9 / 2014

I’m on Yo, Is This Racist all week! Check out the episode, it’s only 14 minutes and then do the same thing tomorrow.