In this episode, I’m chatting with Saira Rao, an attorney, author, activist, and former candidate for Congress in Colorado’s 1st district.
Saira Rao and Regina Jackson. Photo: Rebecca Stumpf
Saira is also Co-Founder of Haven Media Organization, a radical digital platform by and for women of color, and Race 2 Dinner, which holds dinners with white, liberal women to help them confront their privilege and racism.
Here’s my conversation with Saira, and how you can connect with her:
Never have I ever worked on a project quite like this. I’ve worked with many friends, many of whom are uber-talented Creatives. Filmmaker, Ogechi Musa is no different:
However, this is the first time we’ve recorded ourselves having such a revealing conversation on the economics of being a “starving artist,” creating for the sake of creating, and where she finds inspiration to create award-winning projects:
1. Feature film, “Friction”, centered on a community-led revolution against police brutality
2. “The Hodge”, featuring Cleveland-based artists of color who are using their artistic platform to save their artist-living space
3. “Midst,” a story about two interracial lovers and their struggle between self-identity and societal conformity.
Catch our entire conversation: