A few months ago when I attended How She Hustles, I wasn’t sure. Long ago a dear friend suggested that I make a web series, but I put that idea on the back-burner.
However, a recent and steady diet of episodes from the people at Black & Sexy TV has brought old issues back up again.
Right now, I think I’m going to divide myself between what I call “sensible” reality programming–documentaries, news, nature shows, etc., and a web series. The former, because the teacher in me wants to educate people in an engaging way. The latter, because, well…It’s become obvious that these days the only way people of color can view media that portrays them in a realistic light is if they produce it themselves.
Just listen to this interview featuring Issa Rae.
Her comments about her a meeting in LA regarding Awkward Black Girl really hit me.
As far as I’m concerned, the writing’s on the wall. The best way for this chica to get a series made, is to create her own.
* For those of you who don’t know, this fall I’m going to study television in Toronto. I may or may not post specifics later on. 😉