#OscarSoWhite & The Woman Who Started It All
Because the conversation doesn’t change without changemakers.
Much like the creator of words, not many people know who create the hashtags we all use, because they take on a life of their own and their owner goes unrecognized.
We’re gonna work to change that with this one hashtag.
Much like Shakespeare who created words like eyeball and swag (that’s right, Jay-Z, you didn’t create it)
April Reign, managing editor of broadwayblack.com created #OscarSoWhite in 2015 and it’s power has grown. And Reign’s Twitter shows that her talent for thoughtful conversation and observation wasn’t a one trick pony with the Oscar white out.
This lawyer turned editor has a talent for creating conversations that matter
Sadly, with the 2016 Oscar announcements, #OscarsSoWhite and the conversation of race and opportunity and Hollywood has continued, becoming an entrenched part of the conversation on Hollywood. Something that’s going to continue, thankfully due to people like her that are speaking up about about.