Femergy Abounds

My Femergy meter was off the charts last week.  I started using this term after reading my friend Abiola Abrams' latest book, The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love.  She talks about us taking some conscious time to have a goddess year. I found myself wondering what it would be like if I did! Well, attending my friend William Greaves Memorial Service at The Schomburg and hearing pioneering producer Madeline Anderson's tribute inspired me so much I had to document it for all of you--women and men--who wish to one day proclaim as she did "I believed I could fly. And I did." Anderson said she reached the pinnacle of her career as the only woman producer/director of WNET's Black Journal because Bill gave her wings. Thank you, Bill. You may listen to her remarks here.  You may also read my tribute to Bill in the Canadian publication ByBlacks.com here. Two days later our latest film Little Brother:  Manchild in the Promised Land (Chapter 5 - Tucson, AZ) premiered at the Women of African Descent Film Festival hosted by the Brooklyn Links. It's one of our favorite places to be every year and the supportive crowd who celebrate women in front of and behind the camera is so empowering. I was thrilled to see my fellow presenters and their afternoon selections including first-time filmmaker Rachel Miller-Bradshaw whose film On My Own I've been promoting as the discussion about single motherhood is so valuable to our community. The work of Rachel and the women who ranged from emerging to seasoned in one afternoon has a way of recharging the batteries. More to come as May is setup to be our target date for some new EPIPHANY Inc. projects to take off in flight as well. Stay tuned...

  Madeline Anderson remembers our friend Bill Greaves at this memorial service, April 30, 2015, The Schomburg, Harlem, NYC.  Click here to hear her remarks.

Madeline Anderson remembers our friend Bill Greaves at this memorial service, April 30, 2015, The Schomburg, Harlem, NYC. Click here to hear her remarks.

  Selfie with filmmaker Rachel Miller-Bradshaw,  On My Own .

Selfie with filmmaker Rachel Miller-Bradshaw, On My Own.