So, filmmaker Alma Har’el has created a new tool to promote diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry. Free the Work is a searchable database for women and minority creatives, or what she calls “a sexy version of Spotify meets IMDb.” I like it for two reasons. One, it puts the onus firmly where it belongs – … Continue reading Alma Har’el’s ‘Free the Work’ Makes It Easy to Find Diverse Talent in the Entertainment Industry
I’ve followed the Turpin case for awhile now, and justice was served this week when David and Louise Turpin were each sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for torturing their children. It was an unusual case – at least I hope so. These California-based parents from hell kept their 13 children from ages … Continue reading How Toxic Family Members Impact Your Career – and Your Life
I’m not one for contemplating the big questions. You know: Why are we here? Does God exist? What’s the meaning of life? I disdained philosophy in college. I had a headache the entire class because my eyes were constantly rolling, and no question ever seemed to have an answer. I’m big on answers: We’re here … Continue reading What Are You Scared Of?
So I learned something interesting this week. Actually, interesting probably isn’t the right adjective. It was more disturbing. A colleague and I were talking, and he revealed that for the first six months he worked at our company — we’ve been working together for many years now — he was scared of me. *crickets* I … Continue reading The Skin We’re In
Earlier this week a Sikh woman stood in line to board a Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis to LA. A nursing mother, she removed a luggage tag on her carry-on bag to facilitate access to her breast pump so she could make milk during the flight. One of her fellow passengers saw her do it, … Continue reading Breast Pumps and Terrorists
A few days ago, one of my co-workers forwarded me a Vox article written by Margaret Biser titled “I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery.” Even in the midst of all of the other diversity-related nonsense I’m privy to on an almost daily basis, what … Continue reading People Really Don’t Understand Slavery #race #history #bias
I hope they come up with the cash. This web series was gooood. But I must say, Diana Ross/The Wiz deserved a better wig. Continue reading Save the Unwritten Rules!
Ouch. There have been many days when I’ve wished I could get back all the time I’ve spent putting people at ease…time ill spent since it never works. You may have to prove yourself again, and again, and again…sigh. *wink* Luckily, fat kid is more than up for the challenge. Bring it!