photographer: Mary Ann Changg, Honolulu 1995
It took courage to start a media company in Washington DC in 1978.
I was a young woman from Hawaii without any business connections.
I was the wrong age, the wrong race and the wrong gender.
I have walked into hundreds of business meetings where I was the only person that wasn't white. I was a female CEO when that was very unusual in the media industry.
June 2020 - Amid civil protest around the world. How can society begin to dismantle systemic racism? One tool is to offer new stories to replace old biases. This is something
I have been doing for 40 years. People want change. We can begin to inspire them right in the middle of a global pandemic.
I was raised in Honolulu and then traveled all over the world.
I moved back home in 2014 to raise my daughter because Hawaii is No Ka Oi.
Where ever I went, I always identified being American and from Hawaii. I took values from Hawaii with me. Growing up in the Aloha state you try to understand people from different races and cultures.