That was one of my favorite things about the show. I knew when I read all the episodes and I couldn’t put them down that it was a good sign. The second they sent me all the episodes, I started reading and I had to cancel my dinner because I was like, “Oh, no, no, no, I’m on episode five. Wait, wait, wait- okay, I’m on episode six. Oh, wait, wait, wait- she’s been arrested? I have to keep reading.” Brilliant, brilliant writers – I never would have thought of that, but so good. Hopefully, onscreen, you know, we’ll do it justice.
As a woman of color myself, I’m Latina, I think the series portrays a lot of discomfort and uncomfortable feelings that women, especially WOC, can easily relate to. What do you hope the takeaway is for them? And then what do you hope it teaches those who haven’t had to deal with this kind of thing in the workplace or in life?
I hope every woman sees. Maybe it’s just a look at each other. Maybe it’s just women accepting each other. Maybe it’s a woman saying, “Hey, don’t apologize. Don’t apologize for something you don’t need to be sorry for. Don’t feel the need to do someone else’s job.” It’s the idea of women saying, “Hey, let me get behind you,” and the amazing thing is that I have friends like me in my life and without them, without them, I wouldn’t have gotten this far in life, ” Hey, Arden, Boundary Girl .” Just being cared for and cared for with that togetherness is so special. Men also need to be aware- I have many great men in my life, who see it. I have co-stars who are such great people, who are very aware.
I hope that people who are unaware, who haven’t seen it, will see it and say, “Oh, wow. Oh, that’s really uncomfortable,” and “Oh, I’ve said that before, but that wasn’t my intention. .” Because that’s another thing, sometimes I think people say microaggressions or they say things with no bad intent, but it’s received, unfortunately, not well and sometimes it takes a bit of education. People are often more receptive to it than we know. And of course, it is not our duty to educate. It’s not our job, but it’s nice that on a platform like this we can teach in a fun and dramatic way without really planning. It’s a simple thing to see all the guys in the office doing boy things and bonding and you’re like, “Um, hi, can I be a part of this?” or “Why am I not part of this?” Even in that, it’s like, maybe you didn’t intend to leave us, but you did. You didn’t invite us to the pub for beer and wings but maybe you should have.