"Easy! I was raised to be a strong-willed woman in a world full of men. Also, Blindspotting is made by a group of feminists, both male and female. We're in a moment in history when what we stand for is on our sleeves. That's the only good thing about our current political climate. The casts I worked with in the past may have been doing the exact same thing, but [it’s different with Blindspotting] because I was working with a highly political group of artists during a highly political time."
"I was invited to a Time's Up event by my friend Tessa Thompson — that's how I first got thrust into the conversation. But, honestly, everybody should be a part of Time's Up. The movement extends beyond Hollywood. Abuse of power in the workplace is everywhere — in every industry, across the globe. We're in an incredible time where culture is grotesque. The subtleties are gone. Our hands are being forced. We can no longer be silent. We must stand up for what we know to be right, and [we must] protect each other. Time's Up has even started a legal defense fund to help fight for your rights. I urge everyone to familiarize themselves with what this movement is about."
The Time's Up movement extends beyond Hollywood. Abuse of power in the workplace is everywhere — in every industry, across the globe.
"Watching it evolve into the fabric of our culture has been intense. I knew it was going to be big, but I didn’t know it would spawn an entire genre of media. I started using [Twitter] before the iPhone had even been released. Social media plus smartphones have changed the way we interact with others but, more importantly, how we interact with ourselves."
"Nope. It’s all me — it’s just not the whole me. I am private about certain things in my life and public about the things I’m intensely passionate about. Look, it’s clearly human nature to publicly share the best parts of ourselves. I'm definitely posting only the bits of my life that are wonderful. I'm not hiding the other bits; I'm just not sharing them."
Social media plus smartphones have changed the way we interact with others but, more importantly, how we interact with ourselves.
"I think it’s opened up even more interesting ways to look at relationships. As dating gets digitized, we can start examining it in a more intellectual way. And that's not necessarily a good or bad thing. But if we think about what we need as human beings, what we need is to be loved and to be seen. Data show that it's less about sex. That's of infinite interest to me. We can now start asking ourselves, What do we need? What is the actual human need? Is it to be seen more than it is to be loved? I don't think that's true. I think we all need to be loved."
"I don’t know what it will become, but I can tell you what I hope it does: incite conversation about theory, personal growth, and art. The game industry is so secretive; developers work in silos. Without community, growth is stunted. I hope the fact that theForum.games is an invite-only community allows members to trust in each other."
"I am very interested in female game developers leading more teams."
"Absolutely! If that's something that's supposed to happen, it'll be a natural evolution. But making a game is like making a movie — just 100 times harder. And it's really hard to make a film. The time will come if it's supposed to. But I have a lot of stripes to earn in the game industry; just because people know I'm a gamer doesn't mean I know how to make a game. So give me time."