I guess it was meant to be when I had the opportunity to meet Oprah out in Los Angeles a few months ago! Do you guys remember the explosive documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture called, Dark Girls? Well, a friend of mine who is a phenomenal tv producer in Los Angeles sent me an email the other day and invited me to be apart of something extraordinary! Come inside to check it out!
This was my email from Stephanie/FGW Productions….
I’m working on the upcoming documentary for OWN tv network called, LIGHT GIRLS. We are also producing a coffee table book for our DARK GIRLS project. The doc, DARK GIRLS, ran on OWN last summer. We’re shooting in Atlanta next week and I’d like to invite you to the photo shoot. Yes, We’d like to photograph you to appear in the book! We are shooting 100 women and have shot all around the country. ATL is our final stop. We’re shooting next Wednesday, May 28th.
Yes you guys know I was jumping up and down with joy when I received this news! I’m still trying to figure out what to wear on set and I have so much to do to prepare! How cool is it to be apart of history and have something to share with my family! I will not only be in a book but I will also be in the new documentary Light Girls, I’m so humbled! If I’m not mistaken, I think that I’m the only blogger in the book! The book will be published by Harper’s Collins and the film aired on OWN network. The photographer on set is non-other than the famous Barron Claiborne and his work is amazing! I want to thank Stephanie and the staff at OWN and can’t wait to get started! I also have permission to blog about my experience and will have a recap of how the shoot went ofcourse, so check back for all of that! Yay!!!
Dark Girls is a fascinating and controversial documentary film that goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices that dark-skinned women face throughout the world. It explores the roots of classism, racism and the lack of self-esteem within a segment of cultures that span from America to the most remote corners of the globe. Women share their personal stories, touching on deeply ingrained beliefs and attitudes of society, while allowing generations to heal as they learn to love themselves for who they are.