Andrea Kelly, Yandy Smith, Emily B., Mashonda & More DISH On Reality TV's IMPACT On Young Women
Reality tv stars like Adrienne Bailon, Yandy Smith, Meeka Claxton, Andrea Kelly and Somaya Reece hit an event, hosted by WEEN, discussed how their actions on tv impact the lives of young women. Deets inside......
The Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) hosted PROJECT REALism yesterday in NYC. The standing-room only event featured reality tv stars discussing the impact of reality TV on young women. WEEN co-founder Valeisha Butterfield (looking fab in pink) posed with singer Mashonda on the red carpet for the event.
"L&HH" star Somaya Reece posed with "Hollywood Exes" star Andrea Kelly.
During the panel, with Emily B. & Mashonda pictured above, "ratings" were cited as the primary reason for the continued imbalance with regard to how women of color on reality tv. WEEN announced clear action items and next steps to combat this, including: each person in attendance to join weenonline.org, to sign-up to mentor at least one young lady, and to commit to joining WEEN's future PROJECT REALism programs to empower young girls.
TV personalities Alesha Renee and Amanda Diva (celebrity host) were also in attendance. It's great to see a room full of women actually discussing social issues and making plans of action. Keep up the good work ladies!
Which steps do YOU think should be taken to combat the negative images of women on reality tv?
Photo credit: Johnny Nunez