Calling out media’s lack of diversity

Kiwi choreographer Parris Goebel thinks we can all 'do better' on diversity and representation and isn't afraid of calling out NZ's media culture.

Diversity and representation in the media is a frustratingly regular topic – not just within the arts but society in Aotearoa in general. Important discussions are being had about who is writing; and who or what is being written about – or more importantly, not being written about.

The latest flashpoint on this debate has been sparked by internationally acclaimed New Zealand choreographer Parris Goebel, who has received widespread acclaim for her work choreographing the dramatic runway show launching the new season of Rihanna’s fashion line Savage X Fenty Vol. 2

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