Wattup, beautiful people! I’m spending this week in Bentonville, Arkansas (yeah, really!). Who’da thunk I’d have some business in freaking Arkansas?
I will be on the ground as the social ambassador for the Bentonville Film Festival, which was created by Geena Davis. The mission of BFF is champion women and diverse voices in media, giving access and opportunity to filmmakers who are not white men, basically.
We stay locked out of rooms that allow us to tell our own stories so this Film Festival is all about opening some doors. It’s also the only film fest where winners are guaranteed distribution deals.
I’m excited to be a part of it, bringing you the behind-the-scenes tea, random selfies of me and famous people who don’t realize that us taking a picture means we now go together, and other randomness.
Throughout the week, there will be film screenings, panels and events. There will even be a “A League of Their Own” reunion baseball game!
I will be on a panel called Social-tainment: How Minority Women Are Leading the Charge in Changing the Narrative of Entertainment through Social Media. ANDDDDD I will be hosting the BFF awards show on Saturday night!
I’m gonna have to jump and high five Geena Davis for this. LOVE HER. This is the cool stuff I love, when celebrities use their platform and privilege and power for good. This is the lift as your climb life I so appreciate.
P.S. This means I probably won’t be writing much this week. Govern yourselves accordingly.