Ava Marie DuVernay is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor. DuVernay won the directing award in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere, becoming the first African-American woman to win the award. For her work in Selma , DuVernay was the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award. With Selma, she was also the first black female director to have her film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2017, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for her film 13th .
Cassandra Lynn Scerbo is an American actress, singer and dancer. She was one of the members of the Slumber Party Girls in the CBS children's music variety series Dance Revolution. In acting, she starred as Brooke in the film Bring It On: In It to Win It , as Lauren Tanner in the ABC Family comedy-drama series Make It or Break It , and as Nova Clarke in the Sharknado film series.
My wife was the first romantic partner who understood both American and native parts of me - not so much the positive stuff, but the damage.Sherman Alexie
Is truth always positive? Of course. Once the truth comes out, you know, it's all right. We're scared that if the truth comes out that it's not all right. It's the other way around.Yoko Ono
I came of age believing that, no matter what happened, I would always be able to support myself.William J. Clinton