Big-name awards can certainly be a boon for Black filmmakers and actors. But they don’t reflect the breakthroughs that have been made in the types of Black stories that are getting told.
Despite recent social movements that have garnered greater inclusivity in the arts, disabled actors are still waiting for their moment in the spotlight.
Sexist slandering has been used not just to describe Grace Mugabe, but to denigrate any women who aspire to political positions.
The persistence of this trope might say something about the barriers women in media continue to face.
Photographs can influence us – they can inspire us to act and they can also impact the way we think about issues. The recent published photos about the migrant ‘caravan’ convey several stereotypes.