New Growth is a show that encourages Black women to shift from existing on autopilot to living life fully and in alignment with who they are. Throughout episodes, hair is used as a metaphor to explore the journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and purposeful action.
This limited video series consists of 5 - 6 episodes that are 20 - 30 minutes each. Episodes feature interviews with Black women about their experience getting to know and be themselves, and my continued journey of self-discovery as I try new hairstyles.
Many Black women don’t realize that they're stuck on autopilot rather than living life fully and in alignment with who they are. And even when they do realize it, they find it hard to answer questions like “who am i” and “what do i want?” There are many reasons why Black women haven't started the process to live life more fully, they’re often:
1) busy and exhausted,
2) held back by self-doubt, fear, and limiting beliefs,
3) living up to the expectations of others rather than leaning into their own desires, and,
4) have ultimately lost touch with who they are.
New Growth addresses the autopilot problem by providing a solution that:
1) presents a 3 stage framework for actively getting to know and be yourself,
2) showcases relatable interviews that inspire women to explore what's possible, and
3) incorporates an engaging metaphor, Black hair, to make the conversation fun and digestible.
I'm passionate about supporting ambitious Black millennial women who want more out of life than what they’re currently experiencing.
I too have lived life on autopilot. It wasn’t until the passing of my ex-boyfriend in 2015 that I realized how short life can be and that I wasn’t living life fully. After moving to New York, I discovered I didn't know who I was or what I wanted, and during that time, I found myself trying to live up to unrealistic expectations I created to be the perfect girlfriend. All of these experiences pushed me to start the journey of getting to know and be myself.
Along the journey, I interviewed over 150 women about limiting beliefs that hold us back from living fully and authentically on my podcast, Imperfectly Phenomenal Women. I also made the shift from passively existing to living with intention, quit a job I hated, and found my soul’s voice. I personally followed the path of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and purposeful action, so I know how powerful it can be and I want to share it with other Black women.
Think about it - paying for videography, photography, sets, venues, animation, lighting, hair, makeup, wardrobe, music, and more really adds up. Here are a few examples from the Yahoo Finance article Here's How Expensive It Is To Make Just One Episode Of These 21 Popular TV Shows:
Insecure — $3.5 million per episode
Game of Thrones Season 1 — $6 million per episode
Stranger Things Season 4 — $30 million per episode
The Big Bang Theory Season 11 — $10 million per episode
Friends Season 10 — $10 million per episode
The Crown seasons 1 and 2 — $7 million per episode
Bridgerton Season 1 — $7 million per episode
WandaVision — $25 million per episode
My goal on iFundWomen is to raise $12,000 to fund critical team members (especially video production and editing) and venue rentals. Your support would mean that I no longer have to be a solo creator who does everything on my own.
Outside of iFundWomen I am also applying for grants, securing sponsors (hit me up if you're interested), and self-funding to reach my larger goal of $30,000.
My vision has outgrown my personal capabilities. I can't do this project without a team, and your contribution will allow my vision to become a reality.
Your support means more than you know. I appreciate you.