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Karla Williams

Industry

The Love of Writing

It’s tough. It’s laborious. It’s draining. It’s frustrating. It’s demanding. It’s competitive. It’s a risk. It’s lonely. It’s heartbreaking. And yet, it’s all that I am and everything I cannot live without. I always knew I’d be a writer — wasn’t sure in what capacity, but I knew how writing…
Karla Williams
18th April 2019
Industry

The Pregnancy Trap

I am a theatre director and am currently 6 months pregnant with my first child. When asked write a blog exploring the empowerment of women, I thought I would use this space to think about what it means to be a pregnant woman working in the arts. Being pregnant is…
Karla Williams
12th April 2019
Industry

The Audition Gauntlet

When I first started out as an actress, I had no idea where the road would take me. Unlike many my family aren't in the film industry, I don't have any ties to Hollywood or successful actors anywhere in the world. My grandma is very creative having studied fashion design,…
Karla Williams
4th April 2019
Industry

The Power of Women

Every woman can look into her purse and find at least one key that gives her access to something. If asked which key was the most important, most women would say the key to their home as it represents ownership or shelter, offering a place of safety after a long…
Karla Williams
29th March 2019
Industry

We’ve got your back

I work in horticulture - plants, gardens, soil, design.  Traditionally a male-dominated industry, it has come on a long way, but I still encounter sexism. I was at Borough Market last week and the man behind the counter asked me what I do. I told him and he uttered the…
Karla Williams
21st March 2019
Opportunity

Write a guest blog for us

As part of our commitment to female voices, MsMono publish a monthly blog and we are currently inviting submission for guest bloggers to write an article for us. The articles will be 500 words and MUST fall into one of the following categories: Female Empowerment Women in Film/TV The guest…
Karla Williams
12th March 2019
Industry

Featured Interview – Amanda Foster

As part of International Women’s Day 2019, we are celebrating remarkable women working in film and TV - Amanda Foster is one such woman. Having first worked as a model and actress she went on to become Britain’s only Black Female Stuntwoman when she completing her training in 1997. She…
Karla Williams
6th March 2019
Industry

Women of the Oscars

The 2019 Academy Awards was a great night for women – all women. With the #OscarsSoWhite campaign feeling a long way behind us, it was truly remarkable to see such diverse women being honoured. The night saw an incredible first as Hannah Belcher was not only the first black woman…
Karla Williams
28th February 2019
Industry

The New Normal

The days of rushing to the TV to behold the glory of a black face on television are thankfully, well and truly over. But the new question on many of our lips is: are we finally settling into a new era of true representations of black women in the media?…
Karla Williams
22nd February 2019
Industry

God comes to the BAFTAS

On Sunday evening British Actress Letitia Wright won the EE Rising Star Award during the 72th British Film Awards. The award is voted for by the public and she was nominated alongside Jessie Buckley, Cynthia Erivo, Barry Keoghan and Lakeith Stanfield.  During her honest, heartfelt and emotive speech the 25-year…
Karla Williams
11th February 2019