- Cultural Worker
- Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
- Gender: Female
I self identify as a Third-wave Black feminist lesbian cultural worker who uses the moving image, spoken and written words to advocate for compassionately radical social change. I'm the producer/writer/director of NO! The Rape Documentary, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning documentary, which unveils the reality of rape, other forms of sexual violence, and healing in African-American communities. Subtitled in Spanish, French, and Portuguese, NO! also examines how (heterosexual) rape is used as a weapon of homophobia.
Alice Walker has profoundly influenced my life for most of my life. I grew up with her writings in both of my divorced parents homes. I've been reading her poetry and prose since my adolescence in the early 80s. Her written words in partnership with the written words of Toni Cade Bambara, Audre Lorde, Sonia Sanchez, ntozake shange, bell hooks, June Jordan, Pearl Cleage and many others, served as the collective road map for my journey called life. I see my cultural work, most especially NO!, as a continuation of Alice Walker's boldly courageous work to address gender-based violence in Black communities.
From the first time Toni Cade Bambara took me to see A Place of Rage by Pratibha Parmar, I became an immediate fan and more importantly, I was cinematically encouraged to forge ahead with my documentary filmmaking pursuits. I honestly can't think of a better filmmaker/activist to produce/direct ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH than Pratibha.
I am honored to be a team member. It takes a village to make a documentary film. Thank you for your support to help us hopefully surpass our goal.