Majella Mark – Data Storyteller, Social Justice Creative, Womanist

What is your reason for creating? Majella Mark was raised by artist-activist parents who instilled a strong sense of social justice in her from a young age, and this has been a clear driving force behind her own creative ventures.

By day, Majella is an analytics professional in New York City, creating performance analysis and strategic planning for major television networks such as Spike TV, NBC and ESPN under the tech company TiVo. By night, she organizes a variety of arts-oriented social justice and community activities such as Perception Theatre (a monthly film discussion series focused on cultivating empathy) and Baha’i Millenials, a blog about spirituality and her journey in the Baha’i faith.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Immigrant parents and the heightened pressure to choose a “practical” career
  • The data behind what kinds of perspectives get represented in our media
  • How open-source media has enabled minority identities to get more representation
  • Exploring social justice topics through the arts
  • What it means to be a womanist (as opposed to a feminist)

Majella Mark is a native Connecticut resident born to immigrant parents who came to the United States as artists from the Caribbean island of Grenada. She graduated from UCONN with a degree in Media and Society Studies focusing her individual major on the influence media has on cultures and vice versa. She also earned an MBA degree in International Business at the European Business School of London. As a data story creator and progressive tech enthusiast with years of experience in advertising and marketing, she has worked for major corporations such as Turner Broadcasting and The Weather Channel. 

In addition to the links provided above, you can learn more about Majella on her website, majellamark.com and follow her on Instagram @bahaimillennials and @majmark.

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