Women In Film (WIF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for women, encouraging creative projects by women, and expanding and enhancing portrayals of women in all forms of global media. It was such an honor and pleasure to have had the opportunity to play the lead in their recent Up and Out PSA for A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project, which is dedicated to helping women, families and our communities break the cycle and heal from the formidable experiences of incarceration.
Given that women comprise 50 percent of the population, WIF’s ultimate goal is to see the same gender parity reflected on and off screen. Founded in 1973, WIF focuses on advocacy and education— provides scholarships, grants, and film finishing funds—and works to preserve the legacies of all women working in the entertainment community.
Attending the showcase event for the recent WIF PSA projects was another surreal experience as being in a room filled with so many empowering female leaders in the entertainment industry was truly special. The final PSA featured an original rap by the talented Bre–Z from the hit Fox TV show Empire, which was another great sprinkle to add onto the overall charity cake to create a difference. I also received a reassuring motivation from the many female power houses there that we don’t need to wait or ask for permission to do what we love and create change through the art