Our mission at Mediaversity is to diversify onscreen representation. While no story will ever be an exact microcosm of America—nor should it be—our reviews strive to be a tool for people who consume their media pro-actively instead of passively.
So when we say “diversify”, what does that mean? Let’s look to the real world for pointers:
- 51% of U.S. residents are female
- 39% of U.S. residents are people of color
- 19% of U.S. residents have a physical or mental disability
- 4% or more of U.S. residents identify as LGBTQ
Until the TV and film industries reflect the true face of our country, Mediaversity will be here calling them out and applauding good work.
Mediaversity is the passion project of Li Lai, a visual designer and data nerd based in New York City. She is sick of randos on the street calling her a ninja and wants television and film to become the first line of defense against stereotyping.
👩🏽🇺🇸🌈 Ruksana Faraon writes film reviews, media crit, and weird fiction. She loves bright colors, worldbuilding, punchy dialogue, trees, cold weather, warm people, and stories about queer women.
👩🏾🇺🇸 Monique Jones is an entertainment journalist, blogger, and founder of JUST ADD COLOR, a multicultural pop culture site. Her writing has been featured on Ebony.com, Comic Book Resources, Entertainment Weekly's Community Blog, The Miami New Times, and more.
👩🏼🇺🇸 Dana Sloane is a fangirl and research scientist who started studying media representation after a graduate school paper advocating to make the Bechdel Test a network standard spun out of control. She collects DVD box sets of TV shows in the hopes that it will prove useful in the zombie apocalypse.
👩🏽🇺🇸 Mirelle Tinker is currently studying television, writing, and international business at Ithaca College. She has written for the Tempest and Darling Media.
👩🏻🇺🇸 Mimi Wong has worked in film and television. She also writes fiction, and is especially passionate about reading and supporting diverse authors.
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