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Breakthrough is a global human rights organization driving the culture change we need to build a world in which all people live with dignity, equality, and respect. We do this using a potent mix of media, arts, and tech with an intersectional feminist approach.

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2022 Update of HFPA’s Inclusion of Black Journalists

January 9, 2022

Nearly a year has passed since The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) came under scrutiny for not having a single Black journalist in their organization. With the Golden Globes fast approaching, it’s essential to determine if the institution has made any changes. During last year’s Golden Globes, a variety of Black-led films with Oscar-winning potential…

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‘Encanto’ Rejects Harmful Stereotypes and Embraces Authenticity

January 5, 2022

By Michelle Marie Rodriguez Cover Photo Credit: Disney Latinx people are continuously misrepresented in television and film. Disney’s Encanto rejects those misrepresentations and celebrates the authenticity of Colombian culture, challenging media makers to tell Latinx stories with dignity and truth.  If we look at films and television shows that represent Colombia, we see plotlines that…

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Episode 2 of ‘Just Breathe’: Combat Holiday Stress

December 23, 2021

The holiday season can trigger depression and cause one to feel overwhelmed. With the right tools, you can have a stress-free season! The host of our series Just Breathe, Brittany Armstrong, has three simple tricks to combat holiday stress. 1. Know Thy Calendar Brittany suggests that one of the best ways to stay stress-free during…

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Check Out Our New Series on Mindfulness!

December 16, 2021

We’re proud to introduce our newest series about mental health and wellness, Just Breathe. Your host Brittany Armstrong, a Black, disabled wellness practitioner, will help you live your best life through tips and guided exercises throughout the series. In episode one, Brittany introduces mindfulness as a technique where someone gives their full attention to the…

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Breakthrough Nominated at the Official Latino Film Festival

December 6, 2021

Cheyenne’s Story from our new documentary series, Our Stories In Vivid Color, was an official selection of the 2021 Official Latino Film Festival! Cheyenne’s Story was nominated for Best Webisode and was eligible for the Audience Choice Award. Directed by Breakthrough’s Creative Director, Emmy-nominated filmmaker Moni Vargas, the episode follows Cheyenne Leonard, a disabled Latinx…

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