In Her Image
May you always love, honor and cherish yourself completely and always.
Happy Sunday y'all,
This Sunday, I am happy to introduce a drink and food recipe, two things that are so, so good for the soul and brought to you by my friends Cayla Harris and Imani Fox. Both women live their best lives. Cayla is a publicist making waves in fashion PR, who also specializes in throwing incredible events. Imani is an educator inspiring future leaders; she lives in my spirit city, New Orleans. Imani is one of my favorite foodies, and I often find myself waiting on her next food adventure. Like me, I appreciate their passion for celebrating and making sure that people have a good time.
Next week we will be back with stories that I hope will nourish and energize your mind, body, and soul.
Today, I am sharing an interview with Malakai, a creator, brilliant director, and the founder of Made In Her Image. Made In Her Image is a movement, as she originally called Black Girls Film; she realized all women of color should be represented since we face similar struggles. She was an educator for four years and carried this seed that has now blossomed into a movement. This movement has seen a recent return on their investment, a six-figure partnership with Panavision, one of the world's largest rental homes. The foundation also received global recognition with the SXSW Community Service Award.
Malakai says, “It’s been a blessing to have God use me to create this organization and help others, and I am manifesting that we will become a global movement that empowers young women through film, media, technology, filmmaking camps, programs, digital workshops, and panels. The more we can do to have TV shows, platforms, and existing pipeline systems that allow us to create our infrastructure is the main goal. Made In Her Image is us seeing the power in ourselves and what we can create. Our goal is somehow to produce 1,000 films or teach 1,000 young women by 2025. I try to keep that in my head like how we build. Fully allow women across the world to learn and be inspired.”
It’s safe to say that Made In Her Image tapped into their core mission on a larger scale. Congratulations, Malakai and team. Thanks again, friends, for making us all feel full. If you love what we're doing, please share!