Happy Birthday: Shonda Rhimes

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

shondarhimes.jpgShonda Rhimes

Born: January 13, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

[re her highly diverse, minority casting] I think it’s sad, and weird, and strange that it’s still a thing. It’s 2013. Somebody else needs to get their act together. And, oh, by the way, it works. Ratings-wise, it works. When people who aren’t of color create a show and they have one character of color on their show, that character spends all their time talking about the world as ‘I’m a black man blah, blah, blah’. That’s not how the world works. I’m a black woman every day, and I’m not confused about that. I’m not worried about that. I don’t need to have a discussion with you about how I feel as a black woman, because I don’t feel disempowered as a black woman.

[on her role as a working mother] If I am succeeding at one, I am…

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