Author: Tamara Best
Outlet: The New York Times
In an interview with Tamara Best for The New York Times, Surviviors Remorse star Teyonah Parris discusses the lack of representation in media, specifically as it relates to dark-skinned black women. In a recent SR episode, Parris' character Missy Vaughn, a media consultant, says, "Do you know what every dark-skinned girl thinks when she sees only light-skinned girls in magazines? They think their dark skin has made them invisible." The actress and Juliard grad tells Best, "The show is good for having conversations that are not often had on mainstream television." Parris does admit in the interview that she has seen some improvement in Hollywood, thanks to Naturi Naughton (Power), Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder), and Gabrielle Union (Being Mary Jane). Read the story in full here.