The Living Examples Documentary Series

Riding the subway in NYC with Nikki Porcher, Founder of Buy From A Black Woman, during our day of filming

Buy From A Black Woman Is Filming A Documentary Series

A few months ago I was presented with an opportunity from Buy From A Black Woman to be part of a documentary series called The Living Examples.  Buy From A Black Woman is an organization I belong to that helps bring awareness to Black Women business owners and the people who support them. The funding for the documentary series was provided by H&M.

It is truly an honor to be a participant in the documentary series. In the beginning, I was a bit nervous about the whole process since I had no idea what the finished episode would be like. I am so happy with how the final cut turned out, I love it! I know my gran, Effie, would be proud and is beaming down from heaven.

The Process

The episode featuring me and Effie’s Paper was filmed all in one day throughout New York City. We began in Harlem at the home of Denora Getachew, a good friend and one of our EP VIPs. Next, we stopped in Tribeca for lunch with two of my Goldman Sachs 10kSB sisters and ended up in the EP Brooklyn studio to chat with a few members of my team. It was amazing to watch Nikki and her team in action. I was overcome by the love from my friends and Team EP who participated in the documentary.

Dr. Marcella Maxwell is a VIP Brand Ambassador for Effie’s Paper and has been from Day 1
Spent part of the day with Stephanie Maslow of Metalicious Jewelry and Bob Gallagher of Mahalo Massage, 2 of my Goldman Sachs sisters.

The Episodes

Each episode features a different Black female entrepreneur across a variety of industries. Part of what makes the documentary series so compelling is that each woman is at a different stage in her entrepreneurial journey. My full episode is available now and I can’t wait for you to watch it – simply click here.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

And if you have a minute, please bookmark the documentary series and go back to watch all of the episodes.  Nikki Porcher and her team traveled to 20 different cities. They spent 5 months talking to, listening to, and learning what it takes to be a Black Woman Business Owner from folks like me. Each episode focuses on what community support looks like for a specific small business. Why it’s important for these stories of Black women business owners to be told.

A little BTS with Team EP

The stories in the documentary series are powerful, the women incredible and their businesses are ones you should know about. I hope you take a minute to watch our episode.

Stylishly yours,


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