Her Agenda Speaks to Founder Sil Lai Abrams about How You Can Help Redefine Media Stereotypes of Black Women

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From Her Agenda, 3/30/2016:

Some of the highest rated reality shows include Oxygen’s “Bad Girls Club” and VH1’s “Basketball Wives,” and according to activist and writer Sil Lai Abrams, that is a problem.

Abrams is working to change the perception of women of color in society with a forthcoming documentary titled Redefining HERstory.

Her personal hardships as a teenager and as a victim of assault that led her to self-publish her bookNo More Drama. In her book, she discusses her inspirational story on how she overcame obstacles and came up with Self Empowerment Principles in Action (SEPIA). Abrams is also the founder ofTruthInReality, a media advocacy organization aiming to change the media depictions of women of color, with emphasis in changing the violent stereotypes. She believes that storylines seen in realitytelevision can cast a negative view on how women of color should be treated.

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