Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Naomi McDougall Jones, who is an award-winning actress, writer, producer, and women in film activist.
She is a vocal advocate for bringing gender parity to film, both on and off-screen.
Her Ted talk is called What it's Like to Be a Woman in Hollywood, has been viewed over a million times.
Her new book is called The Wrong Kind of Women: Inside Our Revolution to Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood.
It was just a few years ago that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was a fixture at the annual Academy Awards ceremony hobnobbing with actors and directors, overseeing the entertainment empire he formed.
Today, Weinstein’s fall from grace has exposed the on-going and myriad reasons in Hollywood that women and people of color are marginalized from the industry that shapes pop culture.
A new book by an industry insider and activist tells the story of how and why Hollywood has been a sexist boys club for so long.
Rising Up with Sonali is a radio and television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. Rising Up With Sonali was built on the foundation of Sonali Kolhatkar's earlier show, Uprising, which became the longest-running drive-time radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles hosted by a woman. RUS airs on Free Speech TV every weekday.
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