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#MovementMondays Sandra Oh is a Canadian actress born to Korean immigrant parents.  This amazing critically acclaimed actress has played many notable roles on screen & stage throughout her long career but may be best known for her role as Cristina Yang on the ABC’s hit medical drama Grey's Anatomy,  which led her to win a Golden Globe, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five nominations for Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.” However, Oh has just made history as the first actress of Asian descent to receive a Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series” for her most recent starring role as Eve Polastri, an M15 operative who is obsessed with hunting down a psychotic female assassin, in the BBC America spy thriller series Killing Eve. Oh told LA Times, ““I am happy in this present moment,” Oh said. “Now, let’s move it forward. It’s a long game. Let this be a moment where some girl who is 12 and Thai American can look at her Instagram and say, ‘Huh, that can be me.’ Let this be a moment where she can believe in herself.” She also talked to New York Times on her historic nomination saying, “Let’s celebrate it, man. I’m serious, just celebrate it. It’s like, we’ve got to start somewhere. And I’m happy to get that ball rolling, because what I hope happens is that next year and the next year and the next year, we will have presence. And the presence will grow not only to Asian-Americans, you know, from yellow to brown, but to all our other sisters and brothers. Our First Nations sisters and brothers. Our sisters and brothers of different sizes and different shapes.” 🙌🏼 Let’s make the change happen!! Sandra Oh - you are an inspiration. Congratulations!
#movementmondays Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a 28-year-old American democratic socialist, activist, educator, and politician of Puerto Rican descent. On Tuesday, June 26th, this Bronx-born Latina stunned the nation by defeating one of the senior leaders in the House, Joseph Crowley, in the Democratic primary for New York’s 14th District. From growing up in the Bronx where the odds are set against you, to attending Boston University, to advocating childhood education and literacy in her borough, to starting a children’s book publishing company that portrays the Bronx in a positive light, to working as an organizer for Senator Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, to helping support her family by working as waitress, to rejecting corporate money and starting a grassroots campaign, to ruthlessly going door-to-door persuading as many voters to show up at the polls; Ocasio-Cortez has continuously hustled for her community and is truly a woman of the people.  Her platform stands on abolishing ICE, federal jobs guaranteed, and “Medicare for all.” In her powerful victory speech she told her supporters, "This is not an end, this is the beginning. This is the beginning because the message that we sent the world tonight is that it's not OK to put donors before your community," She went on to say, “You have given this country hope,  you have given this country proof that when you knock on your neighbor’s door, when you come to them with love, when you let them know that no matter your stance, you are there for them - that we can make change.” Ocasio-Cortez is an inspiration. She is a voice this country needs. She is a MOVEMENT! Let’s get her to Congress!!
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#MovementMondays Lindsay Mendez is an American actress and singer of Mexican & Russian Jewish descent. An extremely talented Broadway performer,  Mendez is known for her work in shows like Wicked as the 10th Anniversary Elphaba, Godspell, and Grease. She just won her first Tony Award in the “Best Featured Actress in a Musical” category for her role as Carrie Pipperidge in the 2018 revival of Carousel, which means she has joined a small circle of Latina Tony winners including Rita Moreno, Chita Rivera, Priscilla Lopez, Sara Ramirez, and Karen Olivo. Her beautifully inspirational acceptance speech exclaimed, “When I moved to New York, I was told to change my last name from Mendez to Matthews or I wouldn’t work. And I just want to say how proud I am to be a part of a community that celebrates diversity and individuality. To all of you artists out there just be your true self and the world will take note.” Congrats Lindsay – you are an amazing role model for the Latinx community!
#MovementMondays Tracy Oliver is an American producer, writer, and actress. A South Carolina native, Oliver has been interested in the arts since she was a child and attended Stanford University with the goals of becoming an actress.  However, Oliver became frustrated with the lack of opportunities she was getting as a performer and realized that she needed to change it up. So she learned to write, direct, and produce.  After taking a playwriting class, she fell in love with the freedom she felt behind the scenes. Following graduation, Oliver moved to LA and attended the USC Peter Stark Producing Program. Upon receiving her MFA in 2010, she reunited with Stanford classmate, Issa Rae, who was also very interested in behind-the-scenes and in providing more opportunities for artists of color. This led them to create the acclaimed web series, The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl, where Oliver served as an actress, writer, and producer. After Awkward Black Girl, Oliver began landing writing gigs with studios and networks including shows like ABC’s The Neighbors and USA’s Survivor’s Remorse. Oliver’s claim to feature film began when she teamed up with Kenya Barris (ABC’s Black-ish creator) to write the comedy, Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016). In 2017, they came back together to write Girl’s Trip, which grossed over $115 million in the domestic box office, making Oliver the first black woman to write a film that grossed over $100 million. Oliver currently has many projects in development, including a half hour comedy First Wives Club based on the successful 1996 film that has been given a pilot order at Paramount TV. On top of that, Oliver is also set to write and make her directorial debut on a horror film, based off of the young-adult novel Survive the Night about a group of girls caught in a situation at an all-night underground rave in New York City, produced by Pharrell Williams. She has stated that she wants both these projects to feature black female leads! With her authentic voice and unique experiences, I know these projects are going to be spectacular! #TracyOliver
And the NEW California State Middleweight amateur Muay Thai Champion my king Joe LoCicero!! Special thanks to @paulotocha @jordan_herring_ and the @wckmuaythai 🙌🏽😍 📸 by Richard De La Cruz @35raw_
#MovementMondays HENRY GOLDING is a British-Malaysian actor of English and Iban ancestry. Based in Singapore and known for hosting travel shows, Golding has had a very exciting year. He will make his first film appearance as the lead in the upcoming adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestseller, Crazy Rich Asians, alongside one of my absolute favorites Constance Wu @constancewu . The romantic comedy follows a Chinese-American woman (Wu) who gets a culture shock when she meets her boyfriend’s (Golding) family in Singapore. This film marks a big moment because it will be the first major Hollywood film in over two decades to feature an all-Asian cast, which deserves to be recognized. Golding will then be seen in Paul Geig’s thriller A Simple Favor with Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. Also, he recently booked his next project playing the lead in a new drama film, Monsoon, from writer/director Hong Khaou. This guy is on a roll!  Crazy Rich Asians premieres August 15th -  Go out and support Golding and this historic moment for the Asian-American community! I’ll be there with my entire Puerto Rican family!
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#MovementMondays if you want to see Latinx artists succeed and want to contribute to creating more opportunities for Latinx artists then we must support the ones that are currently doing the damn thing! So incredibly proud of @tanyasaracho her incredible writing staff and her insanely talented actors including one of my closest @ramsesjt !!!! Check out @vida_starz which just premiered last night, find it on the app or start tuning in now! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽❤️❤️❤️❤️
#MovementMondays Anthony Ramos is an American actor and singer of Puerto Rican descent. Born and raised by a single mother in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Ramos is not only an amazing performer but a real inspiration.  As a teen, Ramos ambitions lied primarily in baseball but he also enjoyed singing. With the help of his high school theater director who recognized his natural talent, Ramos got a full-ride scholarship to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NY.  After graduation, Ramos earned roles in some regional and touring musical productions including Grease,  In The Heights, and Damn Yankees.  In 2015, Ramos got his big break on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway show Hamilton (as John Laurens & Philip Hamilton) that has changed his life in many ways. Since Hamilton, Ramos is definitely not throwing away his shot and also using his voice to help others. In 2017,  he reunited with Lin-Manuel Miranda for the song “Almost Like Praying” a release to benefit Hurricane Maria victims and also travelled to his family’s homeland, Puerto Rico, to help out anyway he could. Ramos can currently be seen as Mars Blackmon in Spike Lee’s Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It alongside the talented, DeWanda Wise. “There’s a lot of content out there that, unfortunately, I don’t feel is saying a lot,” he told Huffington Post. “This show talks about issues that are going on in New York and all over the world: sexual harassment, verbal abuse, physical abuse, gentrification, the one percent, the tax break, all sorts of things. It speaks for a lot of people who feel like they can’t speak up or don’t know what to say or don’t know how to express what they’re feeling or can’t quite define what they’re feeling. I’m proud to be a part of a piece of art that’s not only doing that but also giving people the courage to step out a little more and educate themselves on music, culture and political issues.” Ramos is set to appear in films ‪A Star Is Born ‬directed by Bradley Cooper later this year and ‪Godzilla‬: King of Monsters next year. From Bushwick to Broadway to the Big Screen...Ramos is killing it! I cannot be more proud to watch his journey! @anthonyramosofficial 🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷
I support @GLSENOfficial Day of Silence. It is the largest student-led national event in protest of silencing #LGBTQ students at school, and on Friday, April 27th, students around the country will take a vow of silence to illustrate its effect. Thank you @rosariodawson I challenge @dewandawise @gabunion @tanyasaracho to join in support.