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This project was successfully funded on June 4, 2011.

This documentary is about shared experiences between African American women and girls raised in predominately white communities.

About this project

So! I'm not a huge speaker in front of the camera (obviously if you just watched the video)  ;-) But I am a HUGE fan of telling true stories from personal perspectives.  Black Girl In Suburbia is my story and the story of many other women.  I need your help to bring to life our experiences growing up in the burbs. 

WHAT IS BGS? Black Girl In Suburbia is a feature documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities.  This is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color.  There are many of us out there who have stories to tell about struggle and triumph, but have never had an outlet to share.  That's why this film is so important!

HOW WE PLAN TO DO IT? We are at the beginning stages of production, with plans to start shooting in June. We will explore through professional and personal interviews the conflict and issues black girls have relating to both white and black communities and how this affects identity.  We will interview teachers and school administrators about experiences they've had regarding students of color in a suburban environment, and what types of policies, if any are in place to support these students.

WHY DONATE? Your donations will allow us to have a paid crew (which means a happy crew), needed equipment, art supplies, and pay for other production and post production costs. Whether you are able to donate a dollar or $5,000, you're investing into a great project and your contributions are greatly appreciated!

WHAT WE HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH? At the end of this documentary I hope to open up doors of discussion between friends, families and school administrations. In hopes that these discussions will allow us to look at perceptions of ourselves, others and the community we live in as a whole.

Just so you know, we will NOT receive any funding if we DON'T REACH our GOAL! So PLEASE spread the word and donate!

Thank you so much for checkin us out!!!

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