By Vanessa Martinez | Shadow and Act January 7, 2014 at 10:00AM
Nigerian born Ashley Akunna, who obtained a degree in Film at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, has created the panel discussion style new webseries The Grapevine, which provides a fresh platform for conversations amongst "Millennials" or 80's babies on contemporary issues revolving race, gender, culture and more.
Akunna, currently based in Maplewood, NJ, created the show with the hopes to "address the unique perspective of millennials such as herself." Described as a creative, Akunna "strongly believes in the power of fantasy and dancing in the mirror by yourself."
Not your parent’s television show, The Grapevine is a fresh and innovative take on the panel style discussion. The show places the topics of today in the hands and minds of young game changers, artists, cultural innovators, and professionals to dissect what the impact is for this generation.
Watch the first lively and insightful episode below, running just over 11 minutes, which was released today. Akunna and guests discuss, among other things, the Twitter hashtag #solidarityisforwhitewomen, feminism and Michelle Obama.