MADFREE Presents "What's Eating Black Women," Part II: Food and Feelings, Featuring "Soul Food Junkies" Director Byron Hurt, Thursday, Jan. 10

Top Quote In MADFREE's second installment of "What's Eating Black Women," Michaela angela Davis will speak with filmmaker Byron Hurt, whose latest work, "Soul Food Junkies" highlights the black community's addiction to Soul Food; high-calorie and high-sodium foods like fried chicken, ribs and macaroni and cheese. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) January 10, 2013 - Davis, Hurt and mental health advocate, Terrie Williams will get MAD REAL in this latest conversation that takes a closer look at what black women eat, why they eat what they do, and how it makes them feel. There will be a special preview of Hurt's documentary, "Soul Food Junkies," following the conversation. The film premieres on PBS/Independent Lens on Jan. 14 at 10:00 p.m.

    Part one of "What's Eating Black Women" kicked-off the #30for30 Movement Movement that launched Dec. 1, 2012 and encouraged black women to exercise for atleast 30 minutes each day during the month of December. Nearly 600 women joined the movement posting pictures, weight loss updates and inspirational messages to support one another in achieving one goal: good health. MADFREE believes in sustainable sisterhood, and encourages women of color to live healthy lives…being both fit and fly.

    Where: ImageNation's Raw Space
    2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.
    (7th Ave. between 121st and 122nd)

    When: Thursday, Dec. 10
    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Who: Michaela angela Davis ( ( @ ) MichealaAngelaD), image activist, founder, MADFREE
    Byron Hurt ( ( @ ) ByronHurt), director, "Soul Food Junkies"
    Terrie Williams ( ( @ ) TerrieWilliams), author, "Black Pain;" youth and mental health, advocate; CEO, Terrie Williams Public Relations

    RSVP: Event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required. Email MADfreeRSVP ( @ ) thequan dot com.
    MEDIA ONLY: Reporters interested in covering the event or requesting an interview with Ms. Davis, please contact Courtney Bowe at 804-512-9258 or MADFreePR ( @ ) thequan dot com.

    About MADFREE
    Created by image activist, cultural critic, renowned urban fashion and lifestyle analyst and writer, Michaela angela Davis, the conversation project MADFREE, is an ongoing multi-platform, multi-generational conversation dedicated to expanding the narrow narratives of the image, beauty, and power of women. Led by revolutionary women whose work and lives serve to liberate the dismissed, disinformed, and distorted images of women, these live and viral community conversations seek to transform the way media and society frame the roles and identity of women. To learn more about MADFREE visit: or follow us on Twitter at #MADFREE

    About Michaela angela Davis
    For more than 20 years, Davis has explored the power of beauty, urban style, women's politics and hip-hop culture. She has made numerous network and media appearances (CNN, BBC, MTV, VH1, BET, FOX, MSNBC, Huff Post Live) providing commentary on topics of race, image, women's issues, politics, beauty, fashion, and pop-culture. She has spoken at Yale, New York University, Howard University, Spelman College, Middlebury College, University of Michigan, and Clark-Atlanta University, and was recently presented with the "Phenomenal Woman Award," by the New York Chapter of the NAACP and received the "Trailblazer Award" from the City of New York. Davis is also a published author. She wrote "Beloved Baby" in 1995 and most recently contributed to "Black Cool," edited by Rebecca Walker.

    To book Michaela angela Davis for a MADFREE community conversation, please contact Quan Lateef with TooQute PROductions at 917-528-7960 or QUAN@THEQUAN.COM

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