BFF to honor actor Jamie Brewer with the “See It, Be It” Award which highlights a rising and influential voice in the landscape of diversity and inclusion in media. The American Horror Story actor and Drama Desk Award winner will be honored for her unwavering commitment to representing and championing those with intellectual disabilities both on screen and off, ensuring media accurately reflects the world in which we live
BFF’s SEE IT, BE IT Award honors a rising and influential voice in the landscape of diversity and inclusion in media. A voice that is proud to represent their own and future generations, with an unwavering commitment to supporting typically underrepresented groups and championing media that accurately reflects the world we live in.
BFF has an unwavering commitment to people historically underrepresented in the media. Our mission is to champion media that accurately reflects the world in which we all live together. It is within the spirit of that mission that BFF’s SEE IT, BE IT award recognizes those who personally take strong stands for diversity and inclusion in media. We know the importance of taking this opportunity to shine a light on the influential voices constantly working to populate our tv shows and movies with the true colors we really see around us.
“We are thrilled to honor Jamie this year. She is the embodiment of fearless courage and the power of what representation can do to elevate a community of people around the world,” said Academy Award winner Geena Davis, BFF Co-Founder and Chair. “Championing the underrepresented is the sole reason I wanted to launch this festival.”
In a remarkably short time, Brewer has established herself as a talent to be noted as well as being a source of inspiration, making a significant mark with her varied and versatile performances on the horror anthology series, American Horror Story. Her breakthrough role on the series followed theatre roles and appearances on television series like Southland, Raymond & Lane, and Switched at Birth. In 2015, Brewer became the first woman with Down Syndrome to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week and two years later was asked by Miley Cyrus to introduce the singer/actor at the Variety Power of Women event, underscoring the position she has already achieved as an influential figure. Last year, Brewer won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress for her performance in Amy and the Orphans, and this year, the comedy TURNOVER will soon take her talents to the big screen.