About this project
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. "--Harriet Tubman
I could be wrong, though it seems like;
I walk the streets of Chicago among people who no-longer believe in being
active. I know for sure that for black women, hair is a crown that expresses
stature. At the start of production for The Harriet Experiment, one of
our cinematographers said, "Seems like, the higher a woman climbs the
success ladder, the weaker her curl pattern gets". I won't sit still
while such a rich, vibrant culture is vacuumed lifeless by multi-media images
of botox-ed clones, and lace front celebrities. Television programs, magazine
covers, blog posts, all remix standardized beauty until we forget how
beautifully we were designed in the first place. The majority of women in this country have felt the desire to be accepted, and exhalted and have risked their health to do so. I created The Harriet
Experiment/inspired by Harriet Tubman, to help more women/girls to find freedom
in their congenital features. I am on a quest to assist 700 people in breaking
free from the restraints of main-stream beauty standards. Relentlessly seeking 700 people to
go on record, and pledge to build a healthy relationship with their
"whole-self", starting with hair or as we say in my culture
"crown and glory". It's our time to heal. African people
in America have struggled with self-worth, self-image, and self-construction
since 1619, when the first English colony in North America took into possession
20 Africans. Stunned by the residue, I've created this initiative to
restore balance to African Culture; I am faithful that it will.
By backing this project you are
investing in a film that will peel the covers back on issues that are
constantly being blanketed. How we groom ourselves, how we give and
receive love, how we chose to nurture our bodies must all be
re-evaluated. You are not investing in "Good Hair Part 2".
This body of work is a calculated pursuit towards freedom from unhealthy food
choices, relationships, stinking thinking, and poor self-imagery. I see this Kickstarter campaign as phase one of our project. There
were many people who helped along "The Underground Railroad", all
race backgrounds, all ages. This documentary is an effort to re-impose
balance and structure. Please make your pledge, we appreciate it greatly.
Utilization of Funds:
The Harriet Experiment- 2012/2013
Project Duration-12 months
The Film Component of The Harriet
If you are having trouble pledging
please call 855-832-6700.
Kickstart backers, you are pledging your hard earned dollars to fund healing and encouragement to multitude of people. This film is not a possibility. T.H.E FILM must be produced and little girls with "kinky" hair must know that their is no "ugly phase";however, all people are born uniquely beautiful. As a Backer Of T.H.E FILM--you are kickstarting positive imaging for Blacks/Africans in Media.
The Harriet Experiment is a year long conquest to free 700 African people from different forms of bondage. Through 12 portals each segment in our film will address issues concerning--1). Superficial means of beauty. 2). Standard American Diet. 3). Destructive union/marriage. 4). Self Destruction.
The funds will be used for:
The Harriet Experiment 2012®
The Harriet Experiment 2013®
Visual Efx Compositor
Camera and Lighting Gear
Camera Crew and Catering