Someone who fascinates me is Shonda Rhimes. If you are not familiar with her she is the Queen of Thursday night television on ABC. She is a executive producer and/or head writer of several shows including Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, (formally) Off the Map, and (formally) Private Practice. She also happens to be African-American. Her talent, her creativity and the ability to have this level of success in a industry that doesn't support Black people is unparalleled. Her success is shocking. I can't think of any Caucasian counterpart who has has the same success as her.
She fascinates me not just because of her success but because she is doing the very job I wanted to do. Her path could have been my path if I just had been brave and confident enough (I know this is a theme in my life but that is another story for another blog). I truly admire her. I love that she is a writer at heart and that she loves to tell a story. I love that she writes for everyone. Her shows are inclusive of all nationalities. I like that she makes her Black characters real people and she does not succumb to the pressure to make them flawless and perfect. I admire her fearlessness. I follow her on twitter and she stands in her truth daily.