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Esteemed Screenwriter & Producer Mara Brock Akil on the Beauty of Aging

“I have the great, and often rare, privilege of having a job that makes me smile every single day,” says Mara Brock Akil. “I’m a storyteller by nature, so to have the opportunity to craft story after story about the depths and layers of humanity is a feeling that will never be lost on me.”

Akil’s gamechanging shows — Girlfriends, The Game, Being Mary Jane, Moesha   have helped generations of viewers to feel seen and validated. “I made my dream job come to fruition, but it never feels like work,” says the screenwriter and television producer, who inked an overall deal with Netflix. “It just feels like what I was born to do.” 

When she’s not busy producing, writing and directing, the mother of two is pouring her energy into In the Land of Mara, Akil’s recently launched digital destination which serves as a platform for the creative to document her own thoughts, feelings and experiences which she has channeled through her onscreen characters in the past. And now that Akil is heading up her own production company, Story27, fans can expect even more touching story lines to come out. “I want my stories to ignite the spirit. To push the industry in a more inclusive direction,” she says. “To help the next generations find their voice and know that there will be a place for them to be creative in the future.”

Balancing motherhood, businesses and writing, Akil understands the importance of self-preservation and joy. “I feel most beautiful when I’m happy,” she says. “Everything is more beautiful when you’re in the headspace of happiness.” Below, she shares her go-to beauty regimens, wellness rituals and sources of inspiration.

“Everything is more beautiful when you’re in the headspace of happiness.”

“I’m a much happier person now that I’m not running from myself…”

“I want my stories to ignite the spirit. To push the industry in a more inclusive direction."


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