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Lisa Durden: Challenges as a Black Female Producer in Media and Entertainment

Lisa Durden: Challenges as a Black Female Producer in Media and Entertainment

In this episode of "The Truth in This Art," host Rob Lee sits down with Lisa Durden, a sought-after television personality, pop culture commentator, content creator, celebrity blogger, and motivational speaker. Lisa shares her journey in the media industry, from being an on-camera host to becoming a producer and filmmaker. She discusses the challenges she has faced as a Black woman in the industry and the importance of telling authentic stories. πŸŽ™πŸŽ₯🌟

Episode Highlights:
  • Lisa's background in journalism and her transition into producing (00:01:54-00:02:49) πŸ“°πŸ”„
  • The incident that inspired Lisa to start producing her own content (00:03:00-00:05:10) πŸ’‘πŸŽ¬
  • Lisa's experience as a freelance producer and her recent projects (00:05:43-00:07:38) πŸ’ΌπŸŽž
  • The struggles and challenges of being a Black woman in the industry (00:18:44-00:19:54) πŸ‘©πŸΏβ€πŸ¦±πŸš§
  • The importance of authenticity and genuine storytelling (00:25:38-00:26:48) πŸ“–πŸ—£

Key Takeaways:
  • Racism in the industry is not always overt but can manifest in subtle ways, such as renaming organizations or underestimating the value of Black stories. πŸ€”πŸš«
  • The journey in the media industry can be challenging, with constant proving of oneself and the struggle to find consistent work. πŸŒπŸ’Ό
  • Building genuine connections and mutually beneficial relationships is essential in the industry. 🀝🌐
  • It is important to stay true to oneself and not rely on external validation or expectations. πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸš€

If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to check out Lisa Durden's work and support her projects. Follow her on social media and stay updated on her latest endeavors.

Social Media Links
Facebook: Lisa Durden
Instagram: lisardurden
Twitter: @Lisardurden
LinkedIn: Lisa Durden
YouTube: Lisa Durden

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Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard.

Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art.

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Hosted by Rob Lee, "The Truth In This Art" podcast dives into the heart of creativity and its influence on the community. This arts and culture podcast from Baltimore highlights artists discussing their ideas, sharing insights, and telling impactful stories. Through these artist interviews, listeners gain a deeper understanding of the creative economy and artistic life in Baltimore. 

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Creators and Guests

Rob Lee
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Lisa Durden
Lisa Durden
🎀Former @chasingnews #APlusPanel Contributor, TV Personality, Pop-Culture Expert, Content Creator, Filmmaker.