The "Hollywood so White" discussion is real and is a point of discussion and contention. I am not a Hollywood actor but I am a woman who's a decade long career in the film and television industries. I have a deep passion for cinema , art, and dialogue. I am so excited to see that women and men of color are being recognized both in front of and behind the camera.

I am excited to see the expansion of story telling reflect the stories of people of color, to see the experiences not be relegated to a stereotype. It is important to share experiences and have thoughtful and open discussions that will continue improve the portrayal of all people. 

Congratulations to this season's nominees and congratulations to the artists featured on the Vanity Fair Hollywood issue cover. 

xo LN