I got to interview one of the women who helped shape my image of self as a young woman via her work on “Girlfriends.” Now, she’s back on TV with ABC’s “Black-ish,” and she joined me as I filled in for Larry King on his new talk series. We discussed feminism, race and gender on TV, Diana Ross, hair and so much more.
A sneak peek at my interview with the one and only Tracee Ellis Ross, whom I grilled about her first kiss, celeb crush and more (feminism, style, her mother Diana Ross, her new show Black-ish on ABC, and the legacy of GIRLFRIENDS!) during our wide-ranging convo when I filled in for Larry King on his new talk series, Larry King Now.
Join us to celebrate the release of Rookie Yearbook Three, a compendium of the best of the online magazine’s third year, including interviews, artwork, and new contributions from some of Rookie’s favorite people. Tavi Gevinson, rookiemag’s editor-in-chief, and Janet Mock, author and advocate, will field and discuss questions from Rookie readers. General admission tickets only $8! More info.
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I love the interwebs and all the amazing people on it.
Frankly, the mischaracterization of the glorious Mrs. Huxtable as “benign” and “reassuring” turned me into an angry black woman. One of Clair’s most admirable qualities — something I took notice as a child growing up in the early ’90s — was that she never bit her tongue. Her ability to express her frustration with the world and slay anyone in an argument, including her husband, her children and any person who disagreed with her views of the world, was aspirational. And seeing this vocal and sharp portrayal of a black woman and TV mother on primetime was revolutionary.
—from my latest essay, In Defense of Clair Huxtable & the Angry Black Woman In TV & Beyond
Janet Mock looking celestial.
Excuse my vanity.
Dunni Oduyemi talks to Janet Mock about black feminism, finding her voice, and her favorite things to do in NYC.
"Feminism, to me, is about enabling us to define ourselves, to have all of the choices that we want, and then to help one another have even more choices—whether that’s bodily autonomy, whether that’s choosing who you want to have sex with and who you want to be with, what you want to wear, how you want to present yourself, what your gender expression is, what your sexuality is—all of those things. This coalition of women, men, and nonbinary people, to figure out and create more and more spaces where we can all show up as ourselves and feel liberated and be liberated."
So excited to read this!
LOVE IT! <3