There is so much power in storytelling and there is enormous power in inclusive storytelling and inclusive representations.
Kerry Washington 

Kerry Washington directed by women filmography:

Lift dir. DeMane Davis & Khari Streeter - 2001
Wait dir. Trudie Styler - 2005
The Dead Girl dir. Karen Moncrieff - 2006
Night Catches Us dir. Tanya Hamilton - 2010
Peeples dir. Tina Gordon Chism - 2013

If only Hamilton had been as oblivious as Usnavi
  • Maria Reynolds: Now, what can I say or do to possibly repay you for your kindness?
  • Alexander Hamilton: ...How do you get this gold shit off?

La Familia Verde

karen washington, urban farmer


Met Gala 2015

So I already expected that a majority of the night’s guests would not have worn an interpretation of the night’s “China: Through the Looking Glass” theme. The red carpet seemed more like a showcase of the designers’ best. 

Seen here (from top to bottom): Rihanna definitely won the night in an exquisite Guo Pei design; Cher made an appearance in Marc Jacobs; Tom Ford’s red gown stood out among all the other red gowns; Francisco Costa just wanted to make beautiful dresses for Lorde, Chiara Ferragni and Kendall Jenner; and a picture that represented both the outlandish and the demure looks that the Met Gala brought - Karen Elson in Dolce and Gabbana, Lily Aldridge in Carolina Herrera, Kerry Washington in Prada, and Sarah Jessica Parker in custom H&M.  

John Lloyd Young with Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen - Washington DC, February 11, 2017.  Thank you JLY for sharing this on FB and Instagram.  Hope you had a successful evening and a productive conversation with the VP.  It’s always good to learn from others, and I’m sure he learned a lot from you.  Gives me hope…  :o)