Vernā Myers: Bringing Inclusion and Equity to Netflix
Vernā Myers, the Vice President of Inclusion Strategy at Netflix, grew up on the west side of Baltimore, Maryland, during the wake of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. It was a time of real social upheaval. “Baltimore burned like many other cities during that time, and I believe that instilled some kind of consciousness in me,” Vernā explains. “I hoped to be what King had dreamed. Read More . . .
Sandrine Plante’s Dedication to Her Ancestors
Through her sculptures, artist Sandrine Plante retells the story of her ancestors. “My work shows the history of our ancestors and of slavery in particular,” she explains. “I portray the kings and queens of Africa, and the rituals and beliefs.” At the age of 8, she discovered that clay could be used as a medium for artistic expression. Her parents encouraged her to be an artist and through the years, she practiced and has become a respected self-taught artist. Read More . . .
Robin Farmer’s Debut Novel Gives Youth Agency
At the age of 8, Robin Farmer told her mother that she wanted to be a writer. Growing up in Philadelphia, in the city “of brotherly love and sisterly affection,” she dared to dream about what that would look like. Now, decades later, she is an award-winning journalist and author who creates stories that center around youth and their ability to be agents of change. Read More . . .
Holly Byrd Miller Will Make You Look Your Best
Holly Byrd Miller is the CEO of Makeup by Holly (which does business as Makeup by Holly Beauty Partners). Holly describes Makeup by Holly as a “global team of brand and beauty experts.” Her team includes licensed hairstylists, certified professional makeup artists, personal wardrobe stylists, photographers, videographers, brand strategists, and social media strategists. Read More . . .
Benita Adams: Moving on to the Next Step
Benita Adams is a storyteller. “Stories help us understand what’s going on in our lives,” she says. “They help us get to know ourselves better and the journey we’ve traveled.” For almost a decade, Benita was a traffic reporter for WVEC-TV Channel 13. After a sudden departure due to management going in a different direction, she became fully committed to helping women in their second act. Read More . . .
Chef Katherine Thompson
Chocolate-Dipped Italian Cookies
“Authentic and a delight to make, these homemade cookies are an after-dinner favorite.”
Girls For A Change: Making Our Girls a Priority
Each month we highlight a community program that aligns with the values of SoulVision Magazine. We believe engaging with one’s community is critical to fostering positive change in the world. Girls For A Change (GFAC) was created with the goal to help girls of color to succeed from the 1st through the 12th grades. Based in Richmond, Virginia, GFAC has been nationally recognized as playing a vital role in preparing young girls for an increasingly digital world. Read More . . .
Vice President Kamala Harris
In a time that has been historical in more ways than one, we must acknowledge the great significance of the current White House administration. Specifically, noting the position Kamala Harris holds as the first woman and the first person of African American and South Asian descent elected as the Vice President of the United States. Read More . . .
It’s time to take back cool. When I grew up, I played basketball and was given a pass by the “cool kids” who could not beat me in the gym. I was labeled “different” as I pushed to get my studies done and play ball. I also was nice with karate thanks to my cousin Toni Lee. My Mom and Dad were respected teachers and leaders in the community. Showing up, paying bills, taking care of your family and going to a place of worship on Sunday was also cool back then. Read More . . .
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