The year of 2020 will forever be an armpit of a year for many of us, but for television these past 12 months have been pretty significant. More people caught up with their favourite (and new favourite) shows than ever before, giving us comfort in this time of uncertainty.
However even though TV has come so far in terms of telling representative and inclusive stories, there is still much work to be done. And so often, that work starts behind-the-scenes. Thanks to powerhouses like Ava DuVernay, Mindy Kaling, Shonda Rhimes, Lena Waithe, Issa Rae and Regina King, we’re having conversations about true representation like never before. So let’s continue that conversation by highlighting 10 other women of colour who are also making a huge impact on TV, giving us hope for a more diverse future.