Jezebel.com’s Isha Aran posted a great article about TV’s women at Comic-Con. She shares some thoughts from women that have powerful roles on television. Sleepy Hollow’s Nicole Beharie reminds us that we need to stand in our power and don’t apologize for it.
“A lot of different men will come on as day players or guest parts, and I recognize that there’s a certain strength that I have now, or a certain command that I have being one of the leads on the show that I hadn’t had before…. Just owning that space and not being expected, as a woman, to shrink, or curtsy, or any of those sort of things.”
While this is a true phenomenon, the networks and studios are making some efforts to offer training programs to diverse writers. It’s so important that the powers that be recognize that there are valuable voices that need to be heard AND can be profitable.