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I think pregnancy, like life, is what you make it. I received a good hand. I'm thankful and blessed and so peaceful and can't wait to welcome my son. ---->>>

If you want something, work hard for it, go after it. I can't worry about all the 'no's, because I believe there's a yes, and I've been very fortunate to find those in my career and made the most of those opportunities. ---->>>

Any form of media is an opportunity to be a mirror and reflection of what we are experiencing more in the details of our life. What makes it fun and unique in a lot of ways is how that journey is changing just by the mere fact of the current time. ---->>>

We still have a lot of work to do in American culture. More open-mindedness is happening - in some cases rapidly, in some, slowly. ---->>>

Being black, Latino, or Asian is not a genre. Romantic comedies, thrillers, action - those are genres. I think there's a lot of people who want to have the conversation. I don't think people are afraid of it, I just think it's the time to have that conversation. Race is not a genre.

Being black, Latino, or Asian is not a genre. Romantic comedies, thrillers, action - those are genres. I think there's a lot of people who want to have the conversation. I don't think people are afraid of it, I just think it's the time to have that conversation. Race is not a genre.

I'm not afraid of stereotypes. There are some truths to it - but the problem is that people keep sort of owning that one thing to be the truth. ---->>>

I often attribute my screenwriting to journalism because they drill in the who, what, when, where and why - but we really need to land on that why. That's what I've been exploring in my writing for many years and trying to get better at. ---->>>

A staple of my personality is that I want what I want - and I'm willing to do without until I get it. ---->>>

I love writing about black women, but if you go beyond that, we're human beings - and because we're human beings, it's universal for everybody. ---->>>

I'm trying to talk about challenging subjects people might not like and trying to find relief as we discuss it. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 05-27, 1970
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Occupation: Writer
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Mara Brock Akil (Born: Mara Dionne Brock) is a screenwriter and producer. She was born in Los Angeles, California and was raised primarily in Kansas City. She graduated from Raytown South High School in 1988. She is also a graduate of Northwestern University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and became a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority (wikipedia)