How a Shy Kid Became a Sold-Out Stand-Up Comedian

Growing up, James Mullinger was the quiet kid in class who was intimidated to speak to the other kids and did not have many friends. He lacked interest in sports and academics, so he spent his free time watching comedy videos. He said, “I spent years watching these videos kind of fascinated by the idea […]

Dafina Roberts Dishes About the Importance of Intersectionality

Growing up in New York City, Dafina Roberts did not see many shows that reflected New Yorkers living their fullest lives, especially not from the perspective of characters who had intersectional identities. Roberts took it upon herself to make a series that reflected the life that she and her friends had growing up in the […]

How this LGBTQ Classic was Made in Just 12 Days

With a tiny crew, a low budget and 12 days to film, JC Calciano directed his first film Is It Just Me?. Growing up, he had not seen many LGBTQ films that had a happy ending, so he wanted to write a positive community story. “I didn’t want to make a movie that was about […]

Kimberly Young Reveals the Most Important Lesson She Has Learned

Kimberly Young is the creator behind the romantic comedy show 2 Self Help Books Away From Being Perfect. It was inspired by Kimberly Young’s own story of growing up sheltered and not having much experience with guys. After she graduated from college, she explored the dating scene. Due to her lack of experience, she turned […]

Hannah Yohannes On Being a Woman of Color in the Film Industry

Through the film Home Away, Hannah Yohannes brings to screen the story of a young black woman who gets pregnant and turns to a youth shelter where she faces challenges dealing with the other girls and the shelter system. Despite the difficulties of living in a shelter, she learns to make new friends and create […]