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Raising Our Voices

THR’s Raising Our Voices series is produced and curated by THR editors and presented by Walmart.

Raising Our Voices

Raising Our Voices: How Mentorship Opened Doors for Crafts Leaders on ‘Respect’

The road to Respect began with the Queen of Soul herself, who was involved in discussions about her biopic several years before her passing in 2018. Ultimately, it took a village to bring the…

Raising Our Voices: How the Artisans of ‘Blue Bayou’ Redefined American Identity

Blue Bayou, Justin Chon’s third consecutive drama that seriously explores the Korean American experience, presented the filmmaker with his biggest challenge yet. In the Focus Features release…

Raising Our Voices: How Three Latinas Helped Make Authentic Magic in ‘Encanto’

In recent years, Disney Animation increasingly has turned to cultures that the nearly-century-old studio seldom has explored to tell stories more representative of the real world, even as they are

Raising Our Voices: How the ‘King Richard’ Crew Supported Black Girl Power

This story is about what came before the Grand Slams and gold medals. King Richard is a look at Venus and Serena Williams’ prelude to tennis superstardom, buoyed by an ultra-supportive…

Raising Our Voices: How the Craft Masters of ‘Passing’ Helped Tell a Story of American Colorism

Passing, the directorial debut of actress Rebecca Hall, is a film about identity — specifically, the identity of Black women living on the racial margins during the Harlem Renaissance of the…