Sonequa Martin-Green who plays Commander Michael Burnham on the hugely successful CBS reboot of the Star Trek franchise: Discovery, says, “Seeing traditionally disenfranchised groups be smart, useful, smart, and sacrificial it’s huge and means a lot to me, and it’s something I can point my son to as well, which obviously means everything.”
[THIS ARTCLE ORIGINALLY RAN MAY 20, 2020]
“Representation leads to actualization—it just does.” Sonequa Martin-Green
She also emphasized the importance of education now more than ever and credits her alma mater of the University of Alabama with changing her life.
Martin-Green was featured on the cover of Essence in February, in typically stunning fashion.