Gina Rodriguez from Jane the Virgin started Movement Mondays on her Instagram to garner support for working Latino actors. She points out that studios feel more confident in hiring Latino actors for high-profile roles if the numbers back it up. TV shows and movies with Latino actors need to pull in higher ratings and more revenue.
This approach is the same for all minorities and extends beyond the acting community—into all aspects of creative professions. Inspired by Gina, I am starting the series Monday Meetings to highlight Asian movers, shakers, and makers. We should be seeing them and hearing from them more often—not just sporadically.
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Meet Alice Gao, an in-demand freelance photographer with an enviable wardrobe. She said peace out to her corporate job and arrived at her calling. And arrived, she did. It’s hard to keep quiet when your work is remarkable. Major brands like Cereal Magazine, Gap, and Skagen have commissioned her talent and almost a million followers have taken notice.
The most distinguishing feature of her photography is her use of light and shadows. Some people never have a bad hair day, she never has a bad light day. Scroll through her blog Lingered Upon and lust after her outfit and travel photos. Her life is everyone’s #goals.
Photos by Alice Gao.