Joanelle Romero was born into Hollywood. The daughter of an actress, she starred in Elvis Presley movies and, at the age of 12, Dennis Hopper became her legal guardian. Yet her story is more than a laundry list of movie industry name drops.
COMMENTARY: Christabel Nsiah-Buadi talks about how, over the next few weeks, this series will introduce you to six women in media who are disrupting long-established narratives and challenging us all to do better.
The woman who created the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag has gone on to pursue what she describes as her calling — using her voice and her strategic thinking to ignite dialogue and explore issues of race, politics and culture.
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