In November 2017, a group of womxn met in Los Angeles in search of community we had not found elsewhere in our industry. So, we created one.
We made goals to empower each other, build our networks and connect each other with opportunities to grow. We also shared our anger and frustration with the photography and film industries, and their inequities.
A token person of color at your panel or workshop is not enough.
Hiring a black womxn for an assignment once or twice is not enough.
Conversations about “diversity” are no longer enough.
We’re calling for editors, industry decision makers and our peers to:
Commit to anti-oppressive practices in hiring and events;
Uplift visual artists of color through mentorship, funding, jobs and assignments;
Hire more womxn/femmes/NB/GNC people of color for leadership positions at your organization.
And, fellow womxn/femmes/trans/NB/GNC people of color working in photography, film or VR/AR, we hope you join us.
We all we got.