MADFREE FEBUARY 2013 NEWSLETTER
Happy Whole History Month! 
 
January was packed with projects, panels, Paris and possibilities. Much of this month will be devoted to developing and producing our Bury The Ratchet Campaign launching in March with Spelman College. We’ve had some initial press (Tom Joyner Morning Show w Jacque Reid, Washington Watch w Roland Martin) yet therer's been significant conversation and speculation in the blogiverse and on social media, no doubt caused by its’ deliberately buzzy name.

What #BuryTheRatchet is not:  An anti-anything. A protest. A petition. An effort to shut down any reality show or real sister involved in one. It is not a class struggle, a judgment, a criticism or an argument. This is not another kind of girl fight.

What #BuryTheRatchet is: A pro-sister movement. An analysis. A dialogue. A support to give voice. An honest and fearless look at how we are perceived and how we treat each other. A collecting and connecting of young and new images and information. An effort to end emotional violence between us and promote the diversity of the humanity of women and girls of color. This is another kind of kindness.

Stay tuned for how to be involved.

This is what Happiness in Paris looks like! See MAD in Paris.
Truly an Honor
Look out for MAD in BET Honors / 
Pantene Truly Natural Campaign
BET Honors  
“What Extraordinary Looks Like” 
hosted by Gaberielle Union 
Monday, February 11 9P/8C
 
Negress In Paris
This is what HAPPINESS looks like in Paris! Michaela is still beaming
over Paris and the extraordinary conference that took place in Jan: 
The Black Portraiture[s].


Supa-Dupa Producer at Sundance
Our multi-talented Supa Producer QUAN LATEEF flew west for the
29th annual Sundance Film Festival. While there, she managed panels, workshops, and receptions hosted by
The Blackhouse - an agency who supports Black filmmakers at major festivals.


Marketing Maven Keeps It Real
Check out our fierce Marketing Maven Miss T. Blockett! Miss T. led the way in producing BET's Real Husbands of
Hollywood & Second Generation Wayans 
national screenings 
campaign which contributed to over 11M viewers tuning in to both the premiere and encore telecasts. 
 



 
MAD FREE Conversation Collection
 
MAD FREE is more than talk, We Inspire Each Other to Take Action! We’re observing Black History month by honoring our future health. So we excitedly invite you to participate in #FreshFriday our call to action follow-up to the “What’s Eating Black Women pt2” w Soul Food Junkies/Imagenation conversation. #FreshFriday is a “movement moment” creating community by collectively eating fresh (avoiding processed, fast, refined or fried) food on Fridays in February.

#BeFresh #GetFresh #StayFresh #FreshIsFly

 

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