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Brown Girls Creators Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey

On the series that have inspired them, telling queer millennials’ stories, and hiring people of color behind the camera.

April 14 2017 1:01 PMInsecure Showrunner Prentice PennyOn the hit HBO comedy, how he got his start, and his new lifestyle series Upscale.
April 7 2017 11:00 AMOscar-Winning Actress Marlee MatlinOn her incredible career and advocating for deaf and disability representation on screen.
March 24 2017 1:04 PM“Every Single Word” Creator Dylan MarronThe actor, writer, and video producer on his viral video series and calling out lack of representation in Hollywood.
March 10 2017 12:51 PMThe Last Laugh Director Ferne PearlsteinExploring the history of Holocaust humor and the tricky art of telling taboo jokes.
Feb. 27 2017 2:55 PMWhat Went Down at the OscarsRecapping the night’s highs, lows, and that historic Moonlight win.
Feb. 17 2017 10:50 AMMoonlight Editor Joi McMillonOn her journey to becoming the first black woman nominated for a Best Film Editing Oscar.
Feb. 3 2017 10:36 AMFilmmaker Raoul PeckThe Oscar-nominated director on his James Baldwin doc I Am Not Your Negro. Plus, we revisit Dances With Wolves with blogger Adrienne Keene.
Jan. 20 2017 11:55 AM(A)sexual Star and Director David Jay and Angela TuckerFrom a 2011 documentary to today’s BoJack Horseman, depictions of asexuals on screen.
Jan. 6 2017 11:12 AMCapturing Visual Styles With Ruth E. CarterThe two-time Oscar nominee behind Do the Right Thing on capturing the perfect visual styles for Spike Lee, Joss Whedon, and more.
Dec. 23 2016 7:14 AMMore on Disney’s Moana With Nate ChinenThe conversation continues with a discussion of the Hawaiian Renaissance and Lilo & Stitch in this special outtake.
Dec. 9 2016 1:28 PMBetter Things’ Pamela AdlonThe actor/writer/producer on how her new FX series reflects her life as a single mom and the pressures of being a woman in Hollywood.
Nov. 21 2016 12:33 PMComedian Kathy Griffin on Her CareerGriffin talks about pushing against ageism and sexism in Hollywood and her latest book.
Nov. 4 2016 7:33 AMGood Girls Revolt’s Joy BryantThe multihyphenate Hollywood star on playing a civil rights legend, speaking out, and the beloved drama Parenthood.
Oct. 21 2016 1:02 PMThe “I’m Not Your Wife” EditionFilm and television writer Patricia Resnick talks about working in Hollywood as a woman in the 1970s and ’80s.
Oct. 6 2016 4:46 PMThe “Your Actual Belief” EditionRepresent talks to former Gawker editor–turned–TV writer Cord Jefferson.
April 7 2017 11:01 AMOscar-Winning Actress Marlee Matlin: The TranscriptRead a full transcript of Episode 38 of Slate Represent.
March 31 2017 12:51 PMWhitewashing Ghost in the ShellExamining Asian representation and erasure onscreen with MTV News’ Inkoo Kang and Vulture’s Alex Jung.
March 17 2017 11:36 AMUnderground’s Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Amirah VannThe stars of the hit WGN America series talk challenging the usual depictions of slavery on screen.
March 3 2017 4:01 PMUnpacking Jordan Peele’s Get OutHow this film makes a psychological thriller out of the microaggressions of everyday racism.
Feb. 24 2017 10:58 AMRevisiting the Historic 2002 Oscars With Comedians W. Kamau Bell and Kevin AveryThe night Halle Berry, Denzel Washington, and Sidney Poitier all took home Academy Awards.
Feb. 10 2017 7:39 AMFilmmaker and Former Black Panther Jamal JosephThe activist on his new film, Chapter and Verse.
Jan. 27 2017 2:13 PM#OscarsSoWhite Creator April ReignThe prominent activist shares her thoughts on this year’s crop of Oscar nominees and the work that still needs to be done.
Jan. 13 2017 11:42 AMOne Day at a Time’s Rita MorenoThe legendary EGOT winner on her new Netflix show, overcoming depression, and being a Latina woman in Hollywood.
Dec. 30 2016 11:12 AMRepresent: 2016 in ReviewA look back on this year in representation, featuring some familiar friends of the show.
Dec. 16 2016 12:06 PMThe Creators of Search Party on Depicting Insufferable MillennialsThe screenwriting duo on depicting privileged millennials on-screen.
Dec. 2 2016 12:38 PMDisney and Representation: Moana and Floyd NormanMusic writer Nate Chinen on Moana’s depiction of Pacific Islander culture and an interview with Disney’s legendary first black animator.
Nov. 11 2016 10:56 AMFilmmaker Nisha Ganatra on Directing for TVThe Transparent and Mr. Robot director on how important it is to have different perspectives in the room.
Oct. 27 2016 7:18 PMMoonlight Filmmaker Barry JenkinsOn how the director confronted a difficult past while telling a story so rarely seen on screen.
Oct. 14 2016 11:10 AMThe Birth of a Nation EditionRepresent unpacks Birth of a Nation with Slate’s chief political correspondent, Jamelle Bouie.
Sept. 30 2016 12:11 PMThe “You Don’t Understand” EditionRepresent discusses race and class in Transparent, and talks to actor Joe Seo about Spa Night.

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