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ViacomCBS Ethnic Representation Increases Overall, but Diversity in Seniority Leadership Still Needs Improvement

ViacomCBS has released its second combined DE&I (diversity, equity and inclusion) update, highlighting both its strength internally and externally in terms of its commitment to social justice and equity, as well as where the entertainment conglomerate still has room for improvement. The site, updated annually, is part of ViacomCBS’ ongoing mission of transparency and accountability […]
Tags: News, Representation, ViacomCBS, DE&I, Content for Change Academy


Representationalism as Certainty

Evidently this has been making the rounds: Rittenhouse When I look at this image, I see a concept made perfectly transparent and rendered powerfully with a high degree of technical and aesthetic skill alike. I see a devastating and pessimistic statement made pleasing to look at. Like a "beautiful" but "sad" piece of music, this makes for a particulary powerful combination. All of this is familiar, though it is not to be taken for granted. It is unusual to find the technical skill and the powe...
Tags: Politics, Current Events, Jazz, Abstraction, McLuhan, Political Art, Stefan Kac, Maturity, Representation, Aesthetics


Most climate science is written by white men

In deciding how the world responds to the climate crisis, policymakers rely on research that tends to be written predominantly by men in the Global North The post Most climate science is written by white men appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Asia, Europe, Gender, UK, Africa, Women, Climate, US, Research, South Africa, South America, North America, Reuters, Openaccess, Climate Science, White Men


Netflix, BBC Team to Develop and Co-Produce Shows from Disabled Creatives

Netflix and the BBC will work together, in an unprecedented move, to promote disabled creatives on and off screen. The streaming giant and public service broadcaster have joined forces to develop and fund new dramas showcasing disabled voices over a new, five-year partnership. The two companies will “consider projects from U.K. producers that have been […]
Tags: News, Global, Bbc, Netflix, Representation, Edinburgh Tv Festival, Netflix BBC Team to Develop and Co Produce Shows


Princess Shuri gives girls a science boost

The smart, fun and easy-going warrior scientist in the film ‘Wakanda’ challenges gender stereotypes The post Princess Shuri gives girls a science boost appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Science, Technology, Education, Women, Stem, Girls, Representation, Shuri, Engineering And Maths


Companies often make 3 common mistakes with representation in marketing - here's how to avoid them

Representation in marketing is only the start to being an inclusive brand. Getty/Luis Alvarez There are some common representation-in-marketing mistakes that prevent brands from seeing results. Don't make representation feel like an afterthought or an obligation to check a diversity box. Go beyond photography, and build an inclusive brand by starting with internal teams. See more stories on Insider's business page. Over the past year, a lot of brands have started to do a much bett...
Tags: Marketing, Trends, Strategy, Diversity, David, Nordic, Inclusion, Don, Inc, Contributor, Representation, Sonia Thompson, Dei, Contributor 2019, Lauryn Haas, Getty Luis Alvarez


Facts and figures: The proportion of of women legislators worldwide

Twenty-six years after the Beijing Declaration, which set the target for reaching gender balance in political decision-making, women are still underrepresented across all levels of power The post Facts and figures: The proportion of of women legislators worldwide appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Education, Women, Society, Equality, United Nations, National, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals, Inclusion, Openaccess, Gender Parity, Representation, Top Six, Inequalities, Beijing Declaration


Facts and figures: The proportion of women legislators worldwide

Twenty-six years after the Beijing Declaration, which set the target for reaching gender balance in political decision-making, women are still underrepresented across all levels of power The post Facts and figures: The proportion of women legislators worldwide appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Education, Women, Society, Equality, United Nations, National, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals, Inclusion, Openaccess, Gender Parity, Representation, Top Six, Inequalities, Beijing Declaration


Creating a Safe Space for Your LGBTQ+ Students

In 2021, you would think we’d be at a point where inclusivity and acceptance are the norm. However, LGBTQ+ students are still frequently the victims of bullying, harassment, and discrimination, and are often made to feel alone, uncomfortable, scared, or unsafe in school. In drama class, we ask our students to open themselves up and […]
Tags: Theatre, Diversity, Lgbtq, Teaching Drama, Representation, Safe Space, Inclusivity, Pride Month


A conversation on Black motherhood with Remi Sadé

We’ve seen conversations about motherhood adapt over the years, with the advertising world working harder to bring more authentic and realistic depictions of this experience to their work. Yet can marketers create honest and effective work without the knowledge of all of the complexities and differentiations that motherhood is composed of? Simply put, no.  That’s why our London team was recently joined by Remi Sadé, a writer, activist and creator who spoke to us about the Black motherhood exp...
Tags: UK, London, Advertising, Events, Brands, Seo, Diversity, Healthcare, Motherhood, Black Lives Matter, Lucy, Black Lives Matter Movement, Rémi, Representation, Allyship, Lucy Doubleday


Gay Cuban character recast with actually gay, actually Cuban voice actor

As America's longest-running animated series, the Simpsons has obviously gone through a few changes since its debut in 1989. The most recent of these changes comes in the form of the recasting of Marge's hairdresser, Julio. Originally voiced by Hank Azaria (who has also voiced Lou, Apu, Bumblebee Man, Moe, and several others), Julio will soon be voiced by Tony Rodriguez. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, America, Diversity, Eastenders, The Simpsons, Hank Azaria, Julio, Marge, Representation, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Tony Rodriguez, Voice Acting, Julio The Hairdresser, Recasting, Lou Apu Bumblebee Man Moe


Karen Kurczynski—Jorn's Distrust of Photography

Kurczynski, The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn ...distrust of the prefabricated image in fact led him [Jorn] at first to dismiss—shortsightedly—the artistic and critical potential of photography. Jorn writes that excessive faith in the progress and objectivity of science leads to the view that photography is the best art form, because it is the most objective and realistic. But there is no objective reality even in science, he argues, since it is always tied to the needs and interests of those...
Tags: Technology, Jazz, Abstract Art, Stefan Kac, Representation, Jorn, Asger Jorn, Photography And Photographers, From A Notebook, Jorn (asger, Kurczynski (karen, Karen Kurczynski


Karen Kurczynski—Détournement and Sexual Objectification

Kurczynski, The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn p. 186—in an endnote Baum ["The Sex of the Situationist International", 2008] defends the SI's use of erotic images of women as critical détournements. I would argue that those images fail to accomplish the SI's critical goals, however, because even out of context they continue to function as heterosexist images of the female body as passive object of desire. Without yet having read Baum's article, I'm predisposed to agree with KK's assessment here....
Tags: Art, Gender, Sexism, Jazz, KK, Baum, Stefan Kac, Representation, DeBord, Asger Jorn, Détournement, From A Notebook, Jorn (asger, Kurczynski (karen, Karen Kurczynski


Why it's harder for neurodivergent people to break into publishing

I'm a neurodivergent person, which is to say, my cognitive functions don't exactly fit into the expected box of what's deemed as "normal." I'm also a full-time writer. There are many ways in which my neurodivergent brain has helped to make me a better writer — my interest span is different than neurotypical people, and I often have an easier time finding the off-beat or more unique perspectives on a story. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Publishing, News, Diversity, Adhd, Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Aspergers, Inclusion, Representation, Autistic, Neurodiversity, Representation Matters, Diversity Of Creativity, Publishing Business, Diversity Equity Inclusion


This delightful children's book offers a refreshing look at life with ADHD

There's not a lot of ADHD representation in the world; I know, because I have ADHD, and I can count on two hands the number of times I've encountered a book or movie or other form of media that actually depicted the struggles of my brain beyond a few reductive jokes of "Ooh! — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Adhd, Children's Books, Representation, Neurodiversity, Children's Television, Representation Matters


Launching our 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Charter for Change

Advertising has a problem with diversity. When it comes to representation, the industry as a whole has repeatedly shown to be in a state of inequality. In 2018, in many ways, this included us. Like many agencies who’ve grown quickly, we’d historically relied on word of mouth or recommendations from our team when it came to hiring. It’s an approach that worked well for us in the early years and had the added bonus of being pretty cost effective. We hired friends of friends and took clients’ and s...
Tags: UK, Seo, Diversity, Hiring, Charter, Agency, Inclusion, Life at We Are Social, Representation, People Culture, D&I


How to market to Black Families: A session with Marvyn Harrison

In December, we were joined by Founder and CEO of Dope Black CIC and Founder and Vice President of Business Strategy at Belovd Agency, Marvyn Harrison who spoke to our London team about ‘How to Market to Black Families?’ A DEI and representation partnership, Belovd provides education, training and strategy for the advancement of all intersections of humanity in the workplace. Here, we share some of the key takeaways from the session. One size does not fit all To kick off the session,...
Tags: Google, UK, London, Advertising, Marketing, Events, Seo, Huffington Post, Black, Thought Leadership, Representation, Lunch & Learn, D&I, Marvyn Harrison, Black families, Dope Black CIC


Women reflect on the historic moment Kamala Harris took the oath of office as the first Black, Asian-American and female US vice president

Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP On January 20, Kamala Harris did what no woman before her had done: she put her hand on a bible and took the oath of office to serve as vice president of the United States.For millions of people across the US, Harris' moment at the inauguration felt like the beginning of a new chapter in American history. Harris is not just the first woman, but also the first Black and first Sou...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Supreme Court, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, United States, Biden, North Carolina, Kamala Harris, Black Women, Trump, Tony Evans, San Francisco California


Ready Player Two Attempts, But Fails, to Reach the Next Level

Sequels are hard; any fan of pop culture can tell you that. A sequel can’t just match the success of the original, it has to expand on and deepen it. Recontextualize the whole thing in new and exciting ways. Very few sequels achieve this and no one would know that better than fans of, or characters in, Ernest Cline’s …Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Pop Culture, Lgbtq, Nostalgia, Ready Player One, Ernest Cline, Representation, Ready Player Two


Onyx Equinox Creator Sofia Alexander Opens Up About Weaving Mythology Into Reality

When the gods of Crunchyroll’s new anime-inspired series Onyx Equinox decide that the fate of humanity should be determined by an epic game, a young boy named Izel’s life takes a turn for the divine and dangerous. He’s tapped to become the one person capable of keeping the living from being sucked into the underworld.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Mexico, Immigration, Mythology, Animation, Streaming, Anime, Mesoamerica, Crunchyroll, Aztecs, Izel, Inca, Representation, Sofia Alexander, Onyx Equinox


Research shows Hollywood is failing Latinos. People behind 'One Day at a Time' and 'Vida' share how those stories made it to TV and how the industry could push change forward.

Adam Rose/Netflix Shows like "One Day at a Time" and "Vida" earned praise for their nuanced portrayals of Latino characters, but studies show little progress has been made over the past two years in improving representation across TV and film. Business Insider interviewed the people behind these shows as well as researchers, activists, and industry leaders about why Latino communities are still overlooked on screen and how to move Hollywood forward. Showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett and ...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Film, Time, Norman Lear, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Spain, Netflix, Broadway, Starz, Caa, Streaming Video


Reframing women in Namibia’s early history of photography

Women photographers, and black African women photographers in particular, are largely absent from early histories of the medium. This is slowly changing The post Reframing women in Namibia’s early history of photography appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Photography, History, Scholarship, Colonialism, Friday, Namibia, Curation, Collections, Representation, Women Photographers, Anneliese Scherz, Research Archives, Usakos Old Location


Creators of Combat Wheelchair Miniatures on the Challenges of Pushing RPGs to a More Inclusive Future

There’s a popular saying in the cosplay community: “Cosplay is for everyone.” This expands to nerd culture as a whole, but sometimes fandoms need a boost. This is where designer Sara Thompson’s The Combat Wheelchair Dungeons & Dragons mod comes into play. io9 has an exclusive look at two miniatures created in tribute…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Accessibility, Disability, Exclusive, Board Games, RPG, Miniatures, Dungeons And Dragons, Tabletop Games, WHEELCHAIRS, Representation, Adaptive Devices, Sara Thompson


Ayo Edebiri Will Replace Jenny Slate as Missy on Big Mouth

Putting its money where its big mouth is, Netflix has followed through on recasting Jenny Slate in Big Mouth. Read more...
Tags: Science, Race, Netflix, Jenny Slate, Missy, Big Mouth, Representation, Voice Acting, Ayo Edibiri, Ayo Edebiri


Why you should treat your relationship with clients like a partnership

In today’s competitive real estate environment, buyers and sellers are looking for professionals they can trust and rely on. A partnership ensures this happens — and happens successfully. Here's how to communicate that relationship with your clients.
Tags: Opinion, Buyers, Communication, Service, Radio, Client, Agent, Negotiation, Partnership, Advocacy, Sellers, Professionalism, Representation, Brokerage, Select, Agent-Client


D&D's Culturally Sensitive Strahd Revamp Is Here, But It'll Cost You [Updated]

Over the years, Wizards of the Coast has received justified criticism for its use of racist tropes in Dungeons & Dragons. One target of that concern was the Vistani people, part of the game’s Ravenloft setting, seen in modules such as the Curse of Strahd, a story about a Dracula-type villain which features the Vistani…Read more...
Tags: Science, Racism, RPG, Dungeons And Dragons, Wizards Of The Coast, Tabletop Games, Representation, Strahd


D&D's Culturally Sensitive Strahd Revamp Is Here, But It'll Cost You

Over the years, Wizards of the Coast has received justified criticism for its use of racist tropes in Dungeons & Dragons. One target of that concern was the Vistani people, part of the game’s Ravenloft setting, seen in modules such as the Curse of Strahd, a story about a Dracula-type villain which features the Vistani…Read more...
Tags: Science, Racism, RPG, Dungeons And Dragons, Wizards Of The Coast, Tabletop Games, Representation, Strahd


The Adventure Zone TV Show May Feature a New Voice Cast

The novel coronavirus pandemic may have slowed down television production across the world, but animation is one area where things are still happening. The McElroy brothers are hard at work on the pilot for Peacock’s The Adventure Zone animated series—a show that may come with a few surprises, including a potential…Read more...
Tags: Podcast, Science, Nbc, Interview, Animation, Streaming, RPG, Dungeons And Dragons, Tabletop Games, Peacock, McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Representation, Voice Acting, The Adventure Zone, Travis Mcelroy


Big Mouth and Central Park Will Recast Black Characters Currently Being Played by White Actors

White actors voicing animated characters of color has been an issue for as long as animation has existed. It can lead to racist and stereotypical interpretations and just generally unacceptable appropriation. It’s an overdue realization that (finally) led The Simpsons to rethink the character of Apu. This week, at…Read more...
Tags: Science, Race, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Nick Kroll, Kristen Bell, BoJack Horseman, Central Park, Josh Gad, Big Mouth, Representation, Raphael Bob Waksberg, Apple Streaming, Central Park Will Recast Black Characters, White Actors


Star Wars' Not-So-Brief History of Fleeting LGBTQ+ Representation

The long road to meaningful representation of LGBTQ+ creatives and characters in our popular media is a history interwoven throughout decades of media narratives. For Star Wars, one of the biggest pieces of popular culture in living memory, that story has come in fits and starts—and in many ways, it’s still a story…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Video Games, Marvel, Disney, Lgbtq, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, George Lucas, Representation, Knights of the Old Republic