HERstory in Black by #howshehustles

Group2-ColourposeHERstory in Black is a Toronto-based digital photo series featuring 150 inspiring black women that I created through my diverse women’s network, How She Hustles. It took a small village of passionate, talented women who poured their time, creativity and love into this project to make it happen. And of course, women willing to share their stories!

After the project began, I pitched the project to CBC, where I also work in communications. Thanks to the enthusiastic support of our national public broadcaster, HERstory in Black received national TV, radio and digital media coverage throughout Black History Month in February and the women who participated will continue to be integrated into CBC’s Canada 2017 plans for the 150th anniversary of our nation.

HERstory_17_SheDoesTheCity.jpgHow She Hustles and CBC also partnered on a soul-shifting HERstory in Black event attended by 400 guests – this magical night was hosted by Amanda Parris, with performances by Jully Black and d’bi young anitafrika, music by DJ MelBoogie and a surprise greeting by Dr. Jean Augustine, the pioneer of Black History Month in Canada.

“There are women in this city who may not have titles, who may not work at a corporation, who may not lead up an organization that is widely recognized, but yet they are incredible influencers. They are making things happen in the city that I see, but I’m not sure everyone else sees. Here are some women who are doing things now and really, I think these are women who are going to be doing things next. History can be made by all of us in simple ways.” – Emily Mills

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Highlights of Television, Radio & Digital coverage

HERstory in Black: CBC highlights video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iUvwBI2r5k

HERstory in Black: Emily Mills on Metro Morning with Matt Galloway
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/programs/metromorning/herstory-project-1.3992041

HERstory in Black: Meet 150 black women who have made a place in Canadian history via CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/multimedia/herstory-in-black-1.3988476

Massive photo project HERstory in Black shows a ‘different face of leadership’ via CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/herstory-emily-mills-1.3991337

Dwight Drummond and Jully Black reminisce about growing up in Jane-Finch via CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/drummond-black-jane-finish-1.3996688

HERstory in Black: Teaching the next generation via CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/herstory-in-black-teaching-the-next-generation-1.3999352

HERstory in Black: Camille Mitchell via CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/herstory-camille-mitchell-1.3987279

HERstory in Black: d’bi young anitafrika via CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/herstory-dbi-young-anitafrika-1.3986783

HERstory in Black: Jasmyn Fyffe via CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/herstory-jasmyn-fyffe-1.3994739

HERstory in Black: Eden Hagos via CBC 
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/herstory-eden-hagos-1.3998817

HERstory in Black: Krissy Doyle-Thomas via CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/herstory-krissy-doyle-thomas-1.3994785

HERstory in Black: Akua Delfish and Onika Powell via CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/herstory-delfish-powell-dlyfe-1.3984383

HERstory in Black: Nikkita Holder via CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/herstory-in-black-nikkita-holder-1.4003642

HERstory in Black: Eugenia Duodu via CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/herstory-duodu-visions-of-science-1.3984776

HERstory in Black: Thomarya (Tee) Fergus via CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/herstory-in-black-tee-fergus-1.3998915

HERstory in Black: Emily Agard via CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/herstory-in-black-emily-agard-1.3999288

HERstory in Black: DJ MelBoogie via CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/herstory-in-black-dj-melboogie-1.3999112

HERstory in Black: Jalisa Luces-Mendes via CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/herstory-jalisa-luces-medes-1.3984821

HERstory in Black: CBC News Facebook Live
https://www.facebook.com/CBCToronto/videos/vb.286023281502233/1142965479141338/?type=2&theater

CBC/Radio-Canada corporate blog
http://cbcrcblog.com/people/her-story-in-black/?lang=en

She Does the City: HERstory in Black photo gallery
http://www.shedoesthecity.com/photos-herstory-in-black-a-digital-photo-series-by-how-she-hustles

Claire She Goes
A taste of HERstory: Reflections on an unforgettable evening https://claireshegoes.com/2017/03/04/a-taste-of-herstory-reflections-on-an-unforgettable-evening/

Making HERstory: The Photographers
https://claireshegoes.com/2017/02/22/making-herstory-the-photographers/

Nneka Elliott.com
http://nnekaelliott.com/2017/03/01/herstory-in-black/

Words by Michelle
Part 1 – https://wordswithmichelle.com/2017/02/23/herstory-a-document-of-150-phenomenal-black-women-part-1/
Part 2 – https://wordswithmichelle.com/2017/03/03/herstoryinblack-a-document-of-150-phenomenal-black-women-part-2/
Part 3 – https://wordswithmichelle.com/2017/03/09/herstoryinblack-a-document-of-150-phenomenal-black-women-part-3/

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