We are In This Together

We believe that everyone should be able to imagine themselves when they pick up a book or watch a movie. Sadly, today’s media doesn’t reflect everyone. We’re out to change that. We package books and films to create more diversity in media. We highlight the stories of all children and young adults, including gay, black, girls, transgender, and more. Beyond just highlighting them, we want them to be the stars of the stories we create, inspiring others just like them to be who they are – with confidence and power.

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Carey Albertine

Founder + Creative Director

Carey has worked as an executive recruiter, managed a multi-million dollar P&L for an educational company, and held many positions in television at Lucky Duck Productions, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and NBC News. She has written and performed stand-up comedy at clubs all over New York City. Carey is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

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Saira Rao

Founder + Creative Director

Saira is the author of Chambermaid (Grove Press) and The Madlands (forthcoming). Previously, Saira was a television news producer in Washington D.C., and Miami; a law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia, and a lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York City. Saira is a graduate of the University of Virginia and New York University School of Law.

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Isa Moneypenney

Finance Director

Since 2002, Isa has held chief financial and operational roles for a number of companies in various sectors, including a luxury fashion company, a financial products company, and fashion house Badgley Mischka. She’s worked for the National Endowment for Democracy, a non-profit dedicated to democratic institutions around the world. Isa is a graduate of the University of Virginia and The Wharton School of Business.

THE VOICES THAT TELL OUR STORIES

Our writers are as diverse as our characters. They have a sense of humor, humility, perseverance and stamina. But mostly, they have much needed, unusual perspectives that show up in their words. One writer is the head of African-American Studies at the College of Charleston; another is the production partner of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman who produced the award-winning film, Capote; and many are influencers in their field and the world. Their voices are important not only for telling their stories, but for inspiring readers to see themselves in ways they never thought possible.

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Jennifer Crews

Board of Advisors
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    Shannon Miller

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      Lexi Reese

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        Wendi Aarons

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          Lux Alani

          Lux Alani

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            Azure Antoinette

            Azure Antoinette

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              Ava Dash

              Ava Dash

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                Tamika Catchings

                Tamika Catchings

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                  Maneet Chauhan

                  Maneet Chauhan

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                    Jarron Collins

                    Jarron Collins

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                      Jason Collins

                      Jason Collins

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                        JW Cortes

                        JW Cortes

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                          Patrisse Cullors

                          Patrisse Cullors

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                            Leslie Herod

                            Leslie Herod

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                              Shruti Ganguly

                              Shruti Ganguly

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                                Gavin Grimm

                                Gavin Grimm

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                                  Senator Amy Klobuchar

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                                    Sally Kohn

                                    Sally Kohn

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                                      Rachel Roy

                                      Rachel Roy

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                                        Alia Shawkat

                                        Alia Shawkat

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                                          Imran Siddiquee

                                          Imran Siddiquee

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                                            Jesselyn Silva

                                            Jesselyn Silva

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                                              Pej Vahdat

                                              Pej Vahdat

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                                                Emily Ziff Griffin

                                                Emily Ziff Griffin

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                                                    Leland Melvin

                                                    Leland Melvin

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                                                      Jillian Mercado

                                                      Jillian Mercado

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                                                        Maulik Pancholy

                                                        Maulik Pancholy

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                                                          Denise Richards

                                                          Denise Richards

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                                                            Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez

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                                                              WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

                                                              In today’s media industry, there are few products that highlight the rich diversity of our society. Our mission is to change that, so our library of media content reflects who our young people are so they can see themselves in their own imagination and beyond.

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                                                              THE IMBALANCE OF DIVERSITY

                                                              3.3%

                                                              of today’s media products feature African American characters

                                                              2.1%

                                                              of today’s media products feature Asian-American/Pacific Islander characters

                                                              1.5%

                                                              of today’s media products feature Latino characters

                                                              0.6%

                                                              of today’s media products feature Native American characters

                                                              Our Process

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                                                              CREATE01

                                                              We retain all intellectual property and copyrights of the concepts we create.

                                                              PROCURE02

                                                              We discover talented writers for each project and procure them for our projects.

                                                              PUBLISH03

                                                              Our literary agent at Foundry sells North American and Foreign Rights to major publishers. We sell TV/Film Rights through our extended network.

                                                              MARKET04

                                                              We support our books through creative, innovative marketing and Public Relations strategies and tactics.

                                                              Our Partners

                                                              We work with an incredible set of partners that help us get our audiences’ voices heard.

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