I've dreamt of this day for FIVE YEARS. Folks, @afghancycles will have it's WORLD PREMIERE at @hotdocsfest April! I am beyond elated, yet also working through a touch of anxiety. I'm not sure I have the words just yet, but what I will say is that it has been an absolute honor to be trusted by these brave women to tell their story. A story that has evolved in ways I never could have imagined, and yet they continue to let me in and trust me in the tenderest of moments. For that, I am grateful, because I believe that their story is a universal one that will inspire women and men everywhere.
I'll keep you all posted on future screenings and festivals, but for today I'm just excited to be able to celebrate the news of our World Premiere, which would not have been possible without the support, collaboration, and friendship of the crew behind this film - @jennygnichols, @annabrones, @tonytonyhale, @sgalpin74, and @cappuccino222. And my love, @bailey_k, who truly has been by my side through this entire process, cheering me on during the highs, picking me up in the lows. Big thanks to @ellie.kealey who said yes to me, a near stranger at the time asking her to trust me on this film. And of course to @outlive.the.bastards And @claudialopezphoto who were there to kick this thing off with me so many years ago.
I feel so lucky to have the community that I have - friends and family near and far who have been rooting for me and this film every step of the way. I have felt it, and it's your support that has gotten this thing where it is today. From the bottom of my heart, thank you! Toronto, here we come!!! Photo by @jennygnichols
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In partnership with @subaru_usa - roadtripping with @annabrones in the SW last month was a total ball. We spent our days stopping at scenic pullouts, making delicious lunches, feeling inspired by the landscape, and discussing all things creativity. Even though we were there to work, I came away feeling rejuvenated and invigorated. I think that’s the magic of time spent on the road with a good pal. For more on our trip, head over to @she_explores and listen to the latest podcast episode of #WomenOnTheRoad that @howsheviewsit put together.
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@annabrones has brought me to tears! She’s included Frozan, one of the brave women from @afghancycles, in her #womenswisdomproject where she’s been doing papercuts of 100 inspiring women. Seeing my dear friend and little sister included in this series is the coolest thing! “There is light after every darkness.” Happy International Women’s Day!