Actor Dominique Fishback Takes Campbell’s Concept as Mantra: “A Heroine With a Thousand Faces”

Star of Shaka King’s film Judas and the Black Messiah, Dominique Fishback, recently discussed her mantra of becoming a heroine with a thousand faces with Refinery 29. The web article states, “In his seminal book, The Hero With A Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell argued that all  mythical idols —  be it a god, a Hollywood celebrity, or Katniss Everdeen — share a common narrative arc, regardless of time, place, or culture: Hero goes on an adventure, claims victory over a difficult adversary, and comes home transformed by the experience. The Sarah Lawrence professor may not have had Dominique Fishback in mind when he wrote all of this back in 1949, but she certainly thought about his words while growing up in East New York, Brooklyn. Why not become the multifaceted heroine of your own life? His concept became her mantra: “[A] heroine with a thousand faces.”  To read the article, click here.

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From Refinery 29 on February 9, 2021