MY LIFE’S UNEXPECTED PLOT TWIST (personal transparency)

I'm a writer + filmmaker. i love a good plot twist... but nothing could've prepare me for what 3rd quarter of 2017 threw at me. because, life, is the real MVP of storytelling.

2nd quarter of 2017, i was in the midst of mapping out a strategy for #SHIELDthefilm production (most of you may remember my first campaigning efforts for my film about foster care). but in July-- an out-of-the-blue seizure + a frantic 4-hour-drama ER visit later, it was discovered my beloved boyfriend had a brain tumor + had to have an awake craniotomy.

there was a whirlwind of preparation that had to be done + in the midst of it all-- as much as i love my art + know it is my calling/destiny, i love my guy as well. he wasn't going to go through it alone. so, i pressed pause on #SHIELDthefilm + made sure i did everything i could to not only ensure he survived, but thrived.

8 months later, he's survivin' + thrivin'. Me? I'M BACK AT IT.

the month of May is two-fold meaningful for me: It's National Foster Care Awareness Month + Brain Tumor Awareness Month.  our colors are blue + gray.

in honor of  Brain Tumor Awareness + my favorite guy, I'll be wearing a gray support bracelet all month. in honor of National Foster Care Awareness + #SHIELDthefilm, our team (Meraki Society + Form and Pressure Films) will be wearing blue bracelets + launching a Seed and Spark crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for our film! WE HOPE YOU ALL SUPPORT! SPREAD THE WORD. i love you all. xo. -DE💙🎥📝✍🏾🙏🏾 #film #screenwriter #filmmaker #SHIELDthefilm #MERAKIsociety #nationalfostercareawarenessmonth #fostercareawareness #fostercare #braintumor #braintumorawareness

 

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🗣🚨OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH🚨🗣

TODAY IS THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH DAY + I AM EXCITED! CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO GET YOUR COPY OF #bloodsweattearsmilk !!! SUPPORT LIVING ARTISTS! may the pages speak for you! 📝✍🏾🎥🎬📸🔥

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#writer #screenwriter #playwright #photographer #writingcommunity 

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NEW FANS > BEING VERIFIED.

so this happened last night on Twitter while i was trying to catch up on some sleep. new viewers/admirers of your work > being verified. focus on the good work + the folks will see what you’re trying to convey to the world! so very thankful for folks! #femaleprotagonist #shortdocu #gratefultomakework

 🚨YOU CAN EXPLORE MY SHORT FILMS ON VIMEO!🚨🎥🎬✍🏾📝🔥

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new work alert🚨: book launch!

i wrote a book + the proof copy has arrived. exciting times! look to support + purchase my book in the very near future! GOD moves. xo. onward. -de💋 #writer #screenwriter #playwright #photographer #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #writersofig #spilledink #bloodsweattearsmilk #books #memoirs #poetry #wisdom #booknerd #booklover #bookshelf #readersofinstagram #bookaholic #bookworm #quotes #QOTD #instaquote

 

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MUDBOUND screening

screening: #MUDBOUND with writer, #virgilwilliams & the formidable #deerees as director/co-writer; terrific producers @iamcharlesdking #sallyjoeffenson #cassianelwes #kimroth + cast #garretthedlund (YAS to him, y’all), @carey.mulligan @jasonmitchellactor & the dynamic musical therapist because “my life” + “share my world” albums were saving grace— the multi-talented @therealmaryjblige ... I CANNOT WAIT TO MAKE MY OWN FEATURES. THE SCRIPTS ARE THERE—PREPARING FOR OPPORTUNITY. 🙏🏾🙌🏾📝🎥🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣 

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