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About this Video

A personal story. Mattingly shows how she empowered her own identity and created her own representation through film-making after not being represented for so long in television shows and movies as a young biracial, half Native American and half white women. She brings awareness to how important representation is for youth especially youth from underrepresented groups and calls for action so no one else needs to feel the burden of not being represented.


About the Speaker

Mattingly Wood

Mattingly Wood

Mattingly Wood is a young biracial woman living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who is a film-maker and activist. She has been a film-maker for over four years and started before she entered high school, now she is in her senior year. Mattingly is half Native American and half white and uses film-making to express her identities and talk about social issues she wants to talk about through creating a video.