Mentor In My Head - Mara Brock Akil
Girlfriends, The Game, Being Mary Jane, her credits are endless. Whether she's listed as creator, executive producer, or writer Mara Brock Akil does it all. And she slayyys when she does! I knew we were kindred spirits when I noticed her company logo was eerily similar to my Andinkra tattoo of The Wisdom Knot on my wrist.
I believe we're destined to work together. MARA, CALL ME SIS!!
In any event, I wanted to start highlighting people who I truly admire, and Mrs. Akil is one of those people. Scouring some interviews she's done I decided to make a list of wisdom, did you catch that, that I've gleaned from her. She's truly a mentor in my head~
On femininity - "For me, being from a family of strong women with the strong Black woman image and “I’m not bowing down” thinking – I had to learn that the power of femininity is far greater than any masculine power. I’ve embraced my femininity, and I have let go of a lot of some of those fighter habits."
On Media - “Any form of media is an opportunity to be a mirror and reflection of what we are experiencing more in the details of our life,”
It's always nice to see women of color, and women period in powerful positions in Hollywood. Its also refreshing to see more and more husband and wife duos fruitfully working together and inspiring others to do the same.
Mara is beautiful, talented and comes across as being very down to Earth. I hope one day I'll have a opportunity to work with her. I'm hoping, I mean that tattoo and logo situation got to mean SOMETHING, right? lol