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Now more than ever we, as daughters of Diaspora, must turn the male gaze theory on its ear and exemplify the possibilities of us telling our own stories. This Feminist Film Festival provides a platform for the necessary conversations around the intersections of oppression and the ways it manifest in how we show and tell our Herstories... an evening of celebration and love as we look to shift the narrative away from the standard notion of what is gazable- from the exoticification of women of color to added layers of class, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. -SDL

Sister Diaspora for liberation is a collective of women activist that unite to share their experiences and struggles. This was their first annual Feminist Film Festival, titled- Layered Gaze. The SDL members were able to get co-sponsored by Grand St. Settlement and endorsed by Bangladeshi American Women's Development Initiative- BAWDI, FistUpTv, New Negress Film Society, Trust Your Struggle, Word Up: Community Bookshop - Liberia Comunitaria, and Yeah, That's What She Said. 






It was such a great turn out, and such a spectacular experience for not just for me as a woman, but as a WoC, and a mom. Volunteering at the festival, and having my son watch all my sisters and I work hard to make the film festival a success really brightened my heart. It was such a great success, and a beautiful day filled with positivity and unity. So many uplifting films depicting the struggles and similarities women of color suffer and strive through. 















Here is what some of the members had to say:
It was a day filled with images that honored our own stories. - Christina, SDL Founding Member
It was SDL's very first community offering. We're extremely happy of its success! Engaged audience members walked away with a deeper understanding of the layered lives of women of color live. And that's a win. - Leilani, SDL Founding Member
One of my favorite films was "Seventh Grade," because it was an actual experience that was shared that I had similar a similar struggle with in school. My friend was being bullied because of the same circumstances, and like the filmmaker said during the talking prompt, "I kinda filmed what I wished I would've done." I really resonated with her words, because it's exactly how I felt when I was younger. So, this film festival really solidified that us women of color have similarities in our struggles, and we must join together to always uplift and love each other.

I am so proud to be part of such a diverse uplifting sisterhood.

Hope you enjoy!

xoxo,

Annie

SDL Presents Layered Gaze Feminist Film Festival

March 29, 2017



Now more than ever we, as daughters of Diaspora, must turn the male gaze theory on its ear and exemplify the possibilities of us telling our own stories. This Feminist Film Festival provides a platform for the necessary conversations around the intersections of oppression and the ways it manifest in how we show and tell our Herstories... an evening of celebration and love as we look to shift the narrative away from the standard notion of what is gazable- from the exoticification of women of color to added layers of class, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. -SDL

Sister Diaspora for liberation is a collective of women activist that unite to share their experiences and struggles. This was their first annual Feminist Film Festival, titled- Layered Gaze. The SDL members were able to get co-sponsored by Grand St. Settlement and endorsed by Bangladeshi American Women's Development Initiative- BAWDI, FistUpTv, New Negress Film Society, Trust Your Struggle, Word Up: Community Bookshop - Liberia Comunitaria, and Yeah, That's What She Said. 






It was such a great turn out, and such a spectacular experience for not just for me as a woman, but as a WoC, and a mom. Volunteering at the festival, and having my son watch all my sisters and I work hard to make the film festival a success really brightened my heart. It was such a great success, and a beautiful day filled with positivity and unity. So many uplifting films depicting the struggles and similarities women of color suffer and strive through. 















Here is what some of the members had to say:
It was a day filled with images that honored our own stories. - Christina, SDL Founding Member
It was SDL's very first community offering. We're extremely happy of its success! Engaged audience members walked away with a deeper understanding of the layered lives of women of color live. And that's a win. - Leilani, SDL Founding Member
One of my favorite films was "Seventh Grade," because it was an actual experience that was shared that I had similar a similar struggle with in school. My friend was being bullied because of the same circumstances, and like the filmmaker said during the talking prompt, "I kinda filmed what I wished I would've done." I really resonated with her words, because it's exactly how I felt when I was younger. So, this film festival really solidified that us women of color have similarities in our struggles, and we must join together to always uplift and love each other.

I am so proud to be part of such a diverse uplifting sisterhood.

Hope you enjoy!

xoxo,

Annie



I'm so honored to endorse at Sister Diaspora for Liberation:1st Annual Layered Gaze Film Festival. 
Sister Diaspora for Liberation​ has created a space for women of color's voices and art to be uplifted, viewed and heard. This Feminist Film Festival provides a platform for the necessary conversations around the intersections of oppression and the ways it manifest in how we show and tell our Herstories. Tickets are free, but donations are encouraged, so, if you wish to attend this event click the link above or below!

You can get more information from their Facebook Event page: Layered Gaze Film Festival Facebook Event 
Liberation is our Politics and Love is our Ethic. Through the creation of Layered Gaze Film Festival we are shifting the narrative away from the standard notion of what is gazable – from the exoticification of women of color to added layers of class, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. Continuing to break the chains that oppress us. Join us for an evening of celebration and love.


To Register for your spot through EventbriteSDL Layered Gaze Film Festival


This festival is the fruit of labor given by members of SDL and is completely volunteer driven without corporate sponsorship. Any donation from $1 to X helps! You can provide a donation through Eventbrite or bring cash to donate at the door. 



xoxo,

annie

Sister Diaspora for Liberation: 1st Annual Layered Gaze: Feminist Film Festival

March 20, 2017




I'm so honored to endorse at Sister Diaspora for Liberation:1st Annual Layered Gaze Film Festival. 
Sister Diaspora for Liberation​ has created a space for women of color's voices and art to be uplifted, viewed and heard. This Feminist Film Festival provides a platform for the necessary conversations around the intersections of oppression and the ways it manifest in how we show and tell our Herstories. Tickets are free, but donations are encouraged, so, if you wish to attend this event click the link above or below!

You can get more information from their Facebook Event page: Layered Gaze Film Festival Facebook Event 
Liberation is our Politics and Love is our Ethic. Through the creation of Layered Gaze Film Festival we are shifting the narrative away from the standard notion of what is gazable – from the exoticification of women of color to added layers of class, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. Continuing to break the chains that oppress us. Join us for an evening of celebration and love.


To Register for your spot through EventbriteSDL Layered Gaze Film Festival


This festival is the fruit of labor given by members of SDL and is completely volunteer driven without corporate sponsorship. Any donation from $1 to X helps! You can provide a donation through Eventbrite or bring cash to donate at the door. 



xoxo,

annie



This year, the beau and I celebrated our 8th year anniversary. It was my turn this year to pick what to do for us, and I procrastinated super bad. I'm still adjusting to a work, trying to balance a 3 year old who loves to boss me around, and trying to maintain a healthy relationship with myself and my partner. So, obviously, it slightly slipped my mind about what our definite plan should be. I had so many things starred and in list, but nothing definite. However, as always, Hotel Tonight saved my life. We always opt for staycations for our anniversaries anyway, so it worked out beautifully. I was able to book The Williamsburg Hotel for two nights. My partner was all for it, because he's obsessed with Brooklyn, and he's been dying to explore Williamsburg. My favorite part of the booking app, Hotel Tonight, is that now it has an update where you can gain points, and even more hotel perks. I was able to get a hotel that accommodated the HT Pro, which is Hotel Tonight's concierge/planner service in the form of texting. It's absolutely so helpful! I was able to have Russ as my HT Pro, he was so amazingly helpful at finding the best spots for our anniversary, and also helping me plan a champagne toast for the beau and I. Russ gave us so many dining options in the area of Williamsburg we were in, and the one that definitely stood out was Sweet Chick. I had already heard so many amazing reviews, so, when I was able to enjoy it myself, I was in heaven. It was definitely one of the best anniversary plans to date. I can't wait to top it next year with the love of my life. I'm thinking Hotel Tonight in a different state for next year's anniversary, what do you guys think? and, which state should we choose?








Enjoy!

Best,

Annie


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Staycation at The Williamsburg Hotel

March 16, 2017



This year, the beau and I celebrated our 8th year anniversary. It was my turn this year to pick what to do for us, and I procrastinated super bad. I'm still adjusting to a work, trying to balance a 3 year old who loves to boss me around, and trying to maintain a healthy relationship with myself and my partner. So, obviously, it slightly slipped my mind about what our definite plan should be. I had so many things starred and in list, but nothing definite. However, as always, Hotel Tonight saved my life. We always opt for staycations for our anniversaries anyway, so it worked out beautifully. I was able to book The Williamsburg Hotel for two nights. My partner was all for it, because he's obsessed with Brooklyn, and he's been dying to explore Williamsburg. My favorite part of the booking app, Hotel Tonight, is that now it has an update where you can gain points, and even more hotel perks. I was able to get a hotel that accommodated the HT Pro, which is Hotel Tonight's concierge/planner service in the form of texting. It's absolutely so helpful! I was able to have Russ as my HT Pro, he was so amazingly helpful at finding the best spots for our anniversary, and also helping me plan a champagne toast for the beau and I. Russ gave us so many dining options in the area of Williamsburg we were in, and the one that definitely stood out was Sweet Chick. I had already heard so many amazing reviews, so, when I was able to enjoy it myself, I was in heaven. It was definitely one of the best anniversary plans to date. I can't wait to top it next year with the love of my life. I'm thinking Hotel Tonight in a different state for next year's anniversary, what do you guys think? and, which state should we choose?








Enjoy!

Best,

Annie


*I know I haven't written in a while, but I will leave that for another post.
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