Being a Minority in the Media

Belva Davis is the first African-American woman to become a television reporter in the West Coast of the United States. She also worked on the radio, but she made a bigger impact on TV. She is a strong woman who went through a lot of negative things in her life, and yet, always followed her dreams. After reading her book “Never in My Wildest Dreams” I learned more about how hard it is for a minority to work on media. In her book, she talks about racism and hate crimes, which can be seen nowadays. It is really sad to see how no matter how much improvement there is in a country, racism is always there.

I really liked this book because her story is inspiring and interesting. She went through hard times with her family but always looked at the bright side of things. She did not attend college because her family did not have the funds to send her, but she did not give up because of that. She has always worked hard for what she wants and gets it. In this book and with her life she shows everyone that no matter your race, nationality, or financial status, you can do whatever you want; if you propose yourself you can achieve it.

Also, no matter who we are, our voices matter. Davis has made a big step forward for her community and women in the United States and around the world. She has shown everyone that having a voice and using it can make innumerable changes.

By reading her story I have acquired a deeper appreciation for my wishes and dreams; for my strengths and weaknesses; for the good times and the bad ones. It is scary thinking that you will not get that thing that you have been dreaming about all your life. But, after reading her story I have realized that no matter how big or small your dream is, you can make it true. You can be whoever you want to be, whenever you want. Davis’ passion and infinite strength are truly astounding. She is truly an inspiration for others and me.

“Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.” – Belva Davis.

Thank you for reading!

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