DEBUNKING THE MYTH


BROOKLYN, NY – JULY 26, 2011Super Hussy Media Founder and Filmmaker,  Aiesha Turman, announced today the return of her feature film, The Black Girl Project (www.blackgirlproject.com) to its birthplace, Brooklyn, a welcomed stop on its national tour. The return to Brooklyn heralds the one year anniversary of the film’s debut. To celebrate, Turman has teamed with the Launched Ladies Creative Agency (www.launchedladiescreative.wordpress.com), to screen the documentary as well as lead  a panel discussion of the themes touched on in the film on Wednesday, August 17th at Brooklyn Commons (located at 388 Atlantic Avenue).

“I’m overjoyed about partnering with the Launched Ladies Creative Agency once again, for the screening of the Black Girl Project in Brooklyn,” said Turman. “It is our goal to not just leave this as a completed film, to build a movement to help empower young women and girls.”

The event will begin with a cocktail reception the film’s return to Brooklyn followed by the screening of the hour-long film.  A panel discussion and informal Q&A session focusing on the central themes of the film follows where the audience will get to speak with Aiesha Turman and featured participants from the film.

“Launched Ladies Creative Agency wholeheartedly supports the empowerment of women,” said Kree Cason, co-Founder and co- Creator of LLCA. “The Black Girl Project is an eye-opening powerful vehicle of education and discovery; using Brooklyn as a backdrop we are proud to present the screening and post dialogue of The Black Girl Project along with the filmmaker and director, Aiesha Turman.”

Produced by Turman’s Super Hussy Media (www.superhussy.com), The Black Girl Project (BGP) focuses on one core question: “who are you? “That one question spawned another, then another and yet another, but the one initial question is at the heart of the film.

This film, also the impetus for a non-profit (www.blackgirlproject.org) of the same name, seeks to portray black girls as the complex beings they are. Not just the two sides of the coin we see perpetuated in the media: saint or sinner. It also seeks to spark inter and intra-generational dialogue between black girls and women.  The film screening will also serve as a fundraiser for the Black Girl Project organization. To purchase tickets, visit:

For press inquiries, email Tamara Walker at tamara@nyprdiva.net or visit www.blackgirlproject.com.

 

ABOUT BLACK GIRL PROJECT

The Black Girl Project aims to address the challenges girls face in their daily lives, in addition to helping girls build a strong sense of self, develop healthy relationships and take care of their bodies and minds. Black women and girls are under siege within their own communities and society at large. Not only are they more likely to contract HIV/AIDS, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), they are at high risk for physical and sexual assault, and death from curable/manageable ailments such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension. In addition, they are more likely to be living at or below the poverty line.

The Black Girl Project addresses the critical worldwide problem of low self-esteem, lack of education, poverty rates and issues specific to black adolescent and pre-adolescent girls regardless of ethnicity. The Black Girl Project is designed to foster positive self-esteem, critical thinking, leadership, academic achievement, community service and entrepreneurial skills among girls, ages 8 to 17, in the United States, the Caribbean, South America, Africa, Europe — wherever there are black girls in need.

This film, also the impetus for a non-profit of the same name, seeks to portray black girls as the complex beings they are. Not just the two sides of the coin we see perpetuated in the media: saint or sinner. It also seeks to spark inter and intra-generational dialogue between black girls and women. For more information about the Black Girl Project, visit: www.blackgirlproject.org.

ABOUT SUPER HUSSY MEDIA

Super Hussy Media is independently owned, written, edited and designed by filmmaker and writer, Aiesha Turman. A strong believer in the empowerment of young women and girls, particularly those of color, Aiesha created Super Hussy as a means to explore black life as it related to the female gender across place, class, time and sexuality. The site focuses on projects that are intensely personal and through them, hopes to shed light on the contradictions, triumphs, perils and beauty that is black womanhood.

Utilizing traditional and emerging media as tools for investigation, Super Hussy Media engages in frank dialogue surrounding the issues of race, class, gender, spirituality and sexual orientation and the roles they play in the lives of black women and girls through the use of women and families, both historic and contemporary. By illuminating the hardships, struggles and complexities of black womanhood, Super Hussy Media seeks to change the paradigm through which black women are viewed and ultimately, how they view themselves.

For more information, visit: www.superhussy.com

 

ABOUT THE LAUNCHED LADIES CRATIVE AGENCY (LLCA)

Launched Ladies Creative Agency is dedicated to providing creative solutions and ideas for entrepreneurs across a diverse spectrum of fields. Founded by Kree and Krystal Cason along with Basyah Prabhu, LLCA fosters strong relationships with its clients, which includes but are not limited to chic boutique owners, independent designers, make-up artists, and stylists. Launched Ladies Creative Agency offers an array of services from marketing, event planning, management and more. The agency provides each client with a personalized package tailored to his or her needs. LLCA was founded on the platform of helping guide emerging entrepreneurs to a mainstream presence and financial success.

For more information, visit www.launchedladiescreative.wordpress.com.

CREDITS

Conceived + Directed By 
Aiesha Turman

Primary Participants
Chanel Jones
Courtney James
Netchem Hairston
Aurelia Spence
Amanda Rivera
Tiffany Coley
Paige Padgett
Melissa Henry

Additional Photography
Nasheim Williams
Netchem Hairston

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