I have worked in a facet of the media industry my entire career.
There are days:
I love what I do and why I do it.
I question why I have chosen this path and my place within the industry.
I want to cry because of what I have seen or heard.
I do cry.
I want to cheer about what ‘we’ have been able to bring to the public at large.
I do cheer.
Someone in the industry uses their platform, influence, or their celebrity for less than good.
Someone stands up for something and uses their platform, influence, or their celebrity for good.
When something produced gives me pause. Makes me want to learn more. Inspires me to share and be a part of the change.
I’d heard of this movement called ‘Miss Representation,’ but until a few moments ago, I had not watched the video. There are some suggestive images like the one used as a still for the video below, but sadly, nothing more than our young children are exposed to daily. It is chock full of brief interviews and statements from people you will recognize. Give it about nine minutes of your time. You might be like me and choose to watch it again, a bit more intently.
Now, let’s talk about it. Share it. Do something.
There are many days I feel fortunate to do what I do.
Today is one of those days.