Virtually Vibin’ Happy Hours
August & September | 6:00pm - 7:00pm CST
Wednesday, August 12th | Let's Talk Fertility
Chiquita Lockley is producer and director of the forthcoming documentary, Eggs Over Easy: Black Women & Fertility (2020). She is also the producer of the award-winning documentary Kunta Kinteh Island: Coming Home Without Shackles.
Chiquita authored children’s book, Maggie Tales: Mommy, Where’s Heaven?, which seeks to demystify the Circle of Life for children and parents alike. She has the distinction of Goodwill Ambassador for the State of Georgia, awarded by former Secretary of State Cathy Cox.
Chiquita continues to give back by serving on the Boards of AIR Serenbe and Black Women Film Network, and as an advisor for the youth arts initiative, How Big Is Your Dream?.
Wednesday, August 26th | Let’s Talk Chocolate Milk
Elizabeth Bayne, Director/Producer/Editor of Chocolate Milk: The Documentary, an exploration of the racial divide in breastfeeding. Elizabeth earned her Masters of Public Health from Yale University and her MFA in film from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Committed to using film to promote health and social issues, Elizabeth has produced over 250 online videos, 4 public service campaigns, and 6 short films.
Elizabeth uses the art of storytelling to develop innovative campaigns and films in partnership with public health organizations and government agencies to inspire audiences to make informed decisions for a healthier world. Her work has appeared on the Smithsonian Channel and Magic Johnson’s Aspire TV Network. Her awards include: Silver Telly; a three Bronze Telly; a People’s Bronze Telly; a Gold CASE Award; a CASE Circle of Excellence Silver Award; a Communicator Award; a Gold Davey Award; and Best Shorts Competition Award.
Kimberly Seals Allers
Kimberly Seals Allers is on a mission: to question, challenge, disrupt and then reimagine how we talk about birth and breastfeeding and then breaking down the many structural barriers women face in these areas. The goal is a new conversation, a new motherhood experience and a counterculture movement in infant feeding that begins with how we communicate and ends with how we activate our collective power as women. As an award-winning journalist, author and a nationally recognized media commentator, consultant and advocate for breastfeeding and infant health, Kimberly leverages the power of words to transform thoughts, communities and ultimately our cultural norms.
Monday, September 7th | The Power of Home Birth
Emily & Carey
Emily and Carey are midwives, mothers, and educators in South Carolina. They are the subjects of the film These Are My Hours, an hour-long documentary showing one undisturbed, completely mother-led birth at home. In the film, Emily stars as the birthing mother, and Carey as her midwife. Along with attending births as a team, training doulas and childbirth educators online and student midwives in person, they added "Film Producers" to their resumes quite unexpectedly in 2018. They adore this work and will speak to anyone, anytime about the badassery of birth. They believe, like Nicole, that birth is a revolution.