There are not enough words that express the magnitude of Patrik-Ian Polk’s creative legacy when it comes to telling Black gay stories. From Punks to P-Valley, Polk’s work is transcending as he continues to place our experiences at the forefront in Hollywood shifting the narrative of our community. Whether writing or executive producing, his presence has cast a wide net to many in the community, inspiring them to take a chance in the world of entertainment. Polk, who’s worked on The Chi and Being Mary Jane, he continues to create more inclusive and intersectional story telling that truly represents the world we live in. —E.F.