Mara Brock Akil

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Mara Brock Akil is a beautiful, intelligent black woman. She is very inspiring to me because she is the woman I want to become when I get older. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from The Medill School of Journalism. She started off as a staff writer for the UPN show ‘Moesha‘ and then worked as a supervising producer for ‘The Jamie Foxx Show.’

Her first scripted show was ‘Girlfriends‘ which lasted eight seasons, then she created the spin off show “The Game.’ Her first screenplay was ‘Sparkle,’ which starred the late Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks. Her latest show she has created is ‘Being Mary Jane,’ starring Gabrielle Union. The second season will be premiering in January 2015 on BET.

I love to write and one day I wanted to write my own scripted series, similar to Being Mary Jane. All the shows Akil has created were very good and have had high ratings. She motivates me because she is the example of a successful black woman; something I am dying to be.

I chose this picture of Mara Brock Akil because she looks beautiful. Her brown skin looks flawless and her hair looks silky and full. She reminds me a lot of me in this photo; an older version. I already have the pretty brown skin with full, dark hair.