A pitch for a new film came across our desk recently called ShoeGazer. But the film is about black hair, so the title left us wanting to learn more. ShoeGazer won the official selection for this year’s Toronto ACTRA Women’s Committee’s Short Film Creation Lab. The all female team is using Indiegogo to raise $3,000 to finish production. The story follows Sydney, who, in the midst of a quarter-life-crisis, bumps into her perfect-on-paper ex-boyfriend. It's awkward. How could it not be, especially since Sydney still doesn't know what exactly went wrong between them. So she summons her ovaries and finds the courage to ask why it didn't work. The last thing she expected him to say was, "it was your hair." We asked the film's writer and lead actress Aisha Evelyna to give us her thoughts on why the "black hair" conversation is still relevant.
When Michelle de Lyon saw a poster for Black Pysicians of Tomorrow in the hallway at Durham College, she knew she had to join. That was in 2015 when she was pursuing fitness & health promotion studies. Not only did she get involved, she put her past grant writing skills to use and helped the organization achieve its goal to aquire funding to broaden its scope beyond post-secondary institutions.
Nadia Theodore has been awake since dawn today, out of the house before 7am for a speaking engagement with the Atlanta Council on International Relations. And she still has a lot more on her calendar before trying to get home in time for dinner.
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