representation

Culture

'true blood' was low-key one of the most important tv shows of the last decade

It may have been a camp show about vampires and the South, with more sex than sense, but 'True Blood' kickstarted a generation of prestige TV that shows no sign of abating just quite yet.
Alim Kheraj
8.15.18
News

more queer characters on tv than ever before, but they're mostly white

As TV makes progress with queer characters, black representation dips.
Isabelle Hellyer
11.13.17
Arts

the female black rebel motorcycle club

The New York-based photographer June Canedo returned to her hometown of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to document the women of colour staking their claim to a historically white male culture.
Alice Newell-Hanson
5.11.17
diversity

why it’s so important that award shows get it right

Top awards shows have a history of ignoring achievements of artists of colour. Moonlight’s Best Picture win at the Oscars highlight how important it is that they get it right...
Lynette Nylander
2.27.17
News

chrissy teigen says asian models are "really underrepresented" in the fashion industry

During the spring/summer 17 season, only 7% of models walking the big four fashion weeks were Asian.
Isabelle Hellyer
2.24.17
Film

in 2016’s biggest films, barely a quarter of dialog came from women

Actresses were on screen, they were just very, very quiet.
Wendy Syfret
1.17.17
News

this model is putting herself in all-white campaigns to show there’s room for models of colour

If no one else was going to put more models of colour into campaigns, Deddeh Howard decided to do it herself.
Wendy Syfret
12.9.16
News

a new study reveals australian tv is as white as you thought it was

The report shows that while only 67 percent of the Aussie population is actually Anglo-Celtic, 82 percent of characters in our TV shows are white.
Amy Campbell
8.25.16
News

meet harold and howard, nickelodeon’s first gay couple

No matter who you are, we bet these loving but overprotective dads will remind you of your folks.
Wendy Syfret
7.19.16
Think Pieces

can we really fix music’s diversity problem?

While the current debate around representation of non-men in music is bogged down in issues of tokenism, the real problem isn’t about skills — it’s about opportunity.
Kate Pern
7.8.16
Film

queering blockbusters: the case for giving captain america a boyfriend

The introduction of a queer character to the superhero movie cannon wouldn’t just be a win for diversity, it could also dispel deeply held and damaging stereotypes that haunt mainstream media.
Patrick Lenton
7.5.16
Photography

rejecting poverty porn and celebrating detroit’s rebirth

Photographer Ben Burgess is trying to change the way the world sees Detroit, while navigating the tricky task of presenting a community he doesn't actually belong to.
Kasumi Borczyk
7.1.16
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