Dr. Cara Berg Powers, EdD is is the Executive Director of the Transformative Culture Project, which uses arts and culture to create new opportunities for artists to build economic and social power with their craft. In addition to her work at TCP, she is involved in a number of other non-profit organizations working on racial and gender justice. She is on the board of her Synagogue, Beth Tikvah in Westborough, MA, and a Commissioner on the Human Rights Commission in her hometown of Worcester, MA where she resides with her husband and daughter.
Conservative types are up in arms about a recent episode of one of my family’s favorite shows, a cartoon called “Doc McStuffins”—so naturally I had to watch the episode in question.
Now,…while I watch new episodes of HBO’’s “Insecure” as soon as they come out, I’d be stretching my parenting credentials to imply that I keep a calendar of when the next new "Doc McStuffins" comes out. Our family loves the show, but unless we’re on vacation, I don’t even really know when new episodes are… >> Read More
Last week the stars of CBS’ sitcom "Mom," Allison Janney and Anna Faris along with Executive Producer Chuck Lorre, made a big announcement: they were spending the budget they’d been given for an…Emmy campaign on a $250,000 donation to Planned Parenthood instead. For some folks outside the industry, it may come as a surprise to find out that TV shows pay a lot more than most peoples’ annual household income on pitching themselves to Emmy voters. But it’s common practice. The average Emmy campaign costs between $150,000… >> Read More
“Here is a cup of tea, Ima.” My daughter mimed handing me a hot mug the other night as we sat on the couch together watching her favorite episode of the new Netflix series “Julie’s…Greenroom.” This particular episode features Ellie Kemper (aka “the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) teaching a charming group of puppet children about improv. And thanks to an earworm song called “Yes, And,” I know exactly how to respond to my daughter’s kind offer: “Yes, and… it is very hot.” I took improv in High School, and so… >> Read More