Christabel Nsiah-Buadi is the creator and editor of "The Media Disruptors." She covers the intersection of culture and representation in the media for radio, online and print media. She has worked with American Public Media’s Marketplace, was the senior supervising producer for the National Public Radio show, “News and Notes,” and the senior producer of “The Laura Flanders Show” on Air America Radio. She has written and produced pieces for KCET.org, CBC, NPR, BBC, The Amsterdam News and MTV. Her short story was included in the anthology, “Have Milk, Will Travel: Adventures in Breastfeeding” (Demeter Press, 2013). She's at @msama and @mediadisruptorz.
In Ghana, as is the case in other countries, the gender conversation is complicated. Not everyone shares the same view, but a recent controversy over an interview CNN’s Christiane Amanpour had with a local actress and model Moesha Boduong made this connection clear.
Nancy Wang Yuen's research focuses on diversity in Hollywood. And, while she says she has seen positive change, by and large there is still much to do.
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.
Ilia Calderón doesn't back down in an interview. And she's determined to allow people growing up like she did see their own experience in her stories.
Bhakti Shringarpure is the editor-in-chief of Warscapes. She wants to change the way people understand war and its roots in colonialism.
The product of a Ghanaian upbringing in London, Asante has been disrupting the media world since she was a teen.
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.