Regina Mason

Author, Speaker, Executive Producer, Storyteller

About Me

My name is Regina E. Mason. I am an Author, Speaker, Executive Producer, and Storyteller who believes in the extraordinary will of the human spirit. Through artistic storytelling via my one-woman production, The Raw Truth, which combines dramatic narration and film, I challenge audiences to recast painful stories of America's past in a light that empowers, inspires, and transforms our thinking. As a writer, my essays have appeared in The Race Card Project, various blogs, and The Root. Moreover, I, along with literary critic and expert, William L. Andrews, am co-editor of the authoritative 2008 Oxford University Press edition of Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave.

I have shared my work in the capacity of Keynote speaker and Presenter with a host of students across the nation on college and university campuses from Yale to Stanford to UC Berkeley and Middle and High School students in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have presented to educational organizations such as Words That Made America and the California Council for the Social Studies; corporate and professional organizations on themes like Diversity and Equity & Inclusion at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and American Cultures division at UC Berkeley. I have appeared on C-Span's Book TV; RTE Radio of Ireland; NPR affiliate CrossCurrents KALW radio of San Francisco and PBS affiliate KQED Television. I addition to lecturing and presenting The Raw Truth as narration and dramatic performance, I currently serve as Executive Producer of the film documentary Gina's Journey: The Search for William Grimes, which is based on my 15-year journey to authenticate the narrative of my ancestor, William Grimes, who wrote the first fugitive slave narrative in American History.

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