the struggle of being a woman of color in the media
LISTEN THIS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE THE ARTICLE IS ABOUT WOMEN IN TV AND THESE FUCKERS MADE MINDY KALING’S COVER BLACK AND WHITE THEY WHITEWASHED A BROWN GIRL IM SO TICKED
Naomi, Kinée Diouf, Mad Kamara, and Liya Kebede @ Givenchy Fall 2006
We are launching a cowdfunding & donation campaign for both Ackee & Saltfish The Web Series and The Strolling Series.
If everyone who watched the trailer to Ackee & Saltfish donated just £1 we could raise over £20,000.
You can find out exactly how your money will help us at » http://donate.cecileemeke.com «
Essentially it comes down to this, it is already hard to get funding as an artist, period, but when you are trying to get funding for projects that are uncompromisingly by and about black people, it’s extremely difficult.
If everyone who watched Abraham’s episode from the strolling series donated just £1 we could raise way over £15,000.
We want to take strolling everywhere from Paris, to Kampala, to Brooklyn, but we need support to make that a reality. Similarly, we want to make The Web Series Ackee & Saltifsh of the highest quality and we need support for that. Also our actors work for free. We all moan about people selling out and doing shitty roles but these are professional actors and they need to eat and pay rent so support them!
"The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it." - James Baldwin
We are making it. Help us to continue to make dope art, for dope people
Black London creatives, also my friends but mostly my inspiration. Support however you can. <3
Donated because I need this.
Thank you so much for supporting <3333
"what I was thinking today
is that art has always been a survival tool for me
I’m USING art, I don’t think of myself as an artist before I think of myself as a person
and if what I’m making isn’t art anymore
I don’t really care
because I’m doing what I need to to survive in my own mind"
mark aguhar // calloutqueen // R.I.P 3/14/2012 (via xtjna)