women of color

Sundance

5 Must-Watch Sundance Films Directed by Women of Color

Mindy Kaling as a plant worker. Awkwafina grappling with loss. Alfre Woodard as tormented prison warden. These five films had everyone talking at Sundance.
Joi Childs
1.31.19
Culture

Janet Mock Explains How Inclusion in Filmmaking Actually Works

Janet Mock and Jameela Jamil discuss the importance of having WOC in front of and behind the camera in Hollywood.
Terry Nguyen
10.16.18
Voices

These Women of Color Are Bringing Diversity to the Cannabis Industry

From business owners to cannabis yoga instructors to ganja rappers, these ladies are carving out a space for POCs in the overwhelmingly white and male-dominated cannabis industry.
Shonitria Anthony
4.23.18
Voices

Meet the Women of Color Revolutionizing the Weed Industry

From business owners to cannabis yoga instructors to ganja rappers, these ladies are carving out a space for POCs in the overwhelmingly white and male-dominated cannabis industry.
Shonitria Anthony
4.20.18
Rise Up

Florynce Kennedy Is an Intersectional Feminist Hero Worth Honoring During Black History Month

As an advocate for women and people of color, Florynce Kennedy fought for the rights of marginalized communities and empowered underprivileged Americans.
Aaron Barksdale
2.20.18
You Know Who Rules?

The Woman Working to Ensure No Community Is Left Without Literature

Lisa Lucas is the first black woman to be named executive director of the National Book Foundation—and in her second year in the position, her vision is more ambitious than ever.
Linda Yang
12.9.17
Art

The Artist Putting Up Posters of Icons to Make Women of Color Visible

With her Unapologetically Brown series, artist Johanna Toruño wants to tell other women of color, "I see you. This space is yours."
Amelia Capaz
9.30.17
double dutch

Double Dutch Is Back and It Is Breathtaking

For the first time in more than three decades, double dutch has returned to New York City's Lincoln Center to celebrate women of color and expose a new generation to the art of turning ropes.
Erica Euse
8.4.17
body painting

Women of Color Examine Assimilation Through Body Painting

Ashleigh Alexandria paints her models to blend in and stand out in urban spaces.
Francesca Capossela
6.29.17
JUSTICE

'We Can't Do This on Our Own': How Mainstream Media Fails Missing Girls of Color

The outcry over the missing girls in Washington D.C. reveals a sobering truth: When girls and women of color go missing, their cases are far less likely to attract media attention.
Kimberly Lawson
3.29.17
RACISM

'Can I Touch It?' The Implicit Bias Against Black Women's Natural Hair

Researchers from the Perception Institute developed the first-ever Hair Implicit Association Test to measure whether or not people are unconsciously biased against black women's hair. The results of their study were published today, offering a new set...
Kimberly Lawson
1.31.17
Film

Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Videos Spotlight Women of Color

Rad female filmmakers are behind the new interactive web series 'Downtown Browns.'
Kara Weisenstein
12.16.16
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