Love & Light Shining Starrs! I pray that your new year is off to an incredible start. We are going on three weeks in and I have already had some amazing moments and a few major disappointments. But you know what, I'm STILL geeked about all that I plan to accomplish this year and I hope that you are as well. Speaking of accomplishments, I want to shine some light on a few projects, people and services that you need to know about! A few that I am directly involved in, others are just dope people and I'd like to make sure you check them out and truly support...
My partner in Boxed Out Productions, Katie Mack is both my family and a friend to the blog. She has teamed up with two other amazing female creatives to create The Lady Kickback podcast. They are raising funds to purchase the equipment needed to get the show up and running and I think it's a worth-while cause to donate to! So skip a few lattes this week, click the title above and show them some much-warranted love before the end of their campaign on January 15th!!!
With so many podcasts available at your fingertips these days, it's hard to stick with one unless it's super engaging, relatable, funny or career specific. The Lady Kickback is unique because it's for artists and creatives alike. Katie Mack (Filmmaker/Director), TamekaB (Photographer) and Verna Fogg (Mixed Media Artist), have joined creative forces to bring you a podcast that focuses on their relative industries, their work, and their experiences in life as creatives with lots of laughs in between.
We have featured Baobab many times on the blog! However, we know there are many "New Year, New Me" followers that are seeking to improve their fitness regimens, eating and so on. So we wanted to remind you of our fit fam and the amazing services they offer! Sign up for their blog [simply click their name above] and get everything from recipes to workouts to nutrition and meal prep services...as well as a bit of snark and some dope posts and podcasts!
I have had the privilege to know and work with this amazing Gospel artist and for more than a decade she has been a friend, colleague, peer and sister. Her web series takes a look at that coveted spot in the first pew, and it has done VERY well in the last year. She will be holding an incredible finale screening in NYC on February 4th hosted by my sistren in radio WPLJ's Roxie Digital and with a special performance by inspirational artist Wil Glover! Don't miss it if you are in the tri-state! *Note all tix must be purchased on line, there will be no tix sold at the door.
Written and produced by gospel recording artist Terri Cann, "The First Lady" is a drama series about deceit, mystery, love...and ministry.
When Deborah agrees to assist her husband in the ministry left to them by her late father-in-law, she has a rude awakening as to what it really means to be a First Lady.
Last month I hosted the launch of this TV/Web Series by BRIC TV and it has been buzzing ever since! We have been covered by The NY Times, WPIX 11 News and several other media outlets. I am so proud to be in the cast, which includes the likes of "Hidden Figure's" own Jaiden Kane! If you have yet to check out our show, do yourself a favor and get some humorous insight into a serious subject here on Planet Brooklyn and beyond...gentrification!
I have the pleasure and honor of being a cast member of this amazing new web series in production. My character finds herself entangled in all kinds of situations and situationships in this crazy cast of diverse individuals and I can't wait for you all to see how much fun I get to have with her!
DEKA-LOG is a spin-off series from the smash hit indie online series, Finding Me the Series. DEKA-LOG presents ten stories or accounts of the life, journey and struggle of some of the lesser known characters in the FINDING ME world. The mini-series will feature ten chapters depicting the love/hate, truth/lies, tragedy/adventure of these characters as they confront and inform the audience on some of our greatest struggles: self-discovery and self-affirmation.
Lastly, there is my baby...Mars & Venus: Operation Equilibrium. This film is a Boxed Out Production and it is our first completed short film that we have collectively written, directed and produced. We are in the process of submitting to festivals and your simple prayers and good juju are requested! Katie & I have created a project that is not only on time, but truly looks to combat the fear mongering, racism, classism, sexism and ethnocentricity on full display in this most recent presidential election. As much of the incoming regime lends itself to the expectant increase of these dastardly traits, we, the ladies of Boxed Out Productions have chosen to use our art to remind society that to be human is a given, but to be humane is a choice.If you have not seen the trailer, check it out HERE and I'll keep you posted on our progress!
When the balance of who and what society is becomes lost, it evolves into the beginning of the end. With the future at stake...can the present learn to appreciate itself enough to save humanity?