THIS IS WHY
Between the year 2020 and 2021 in the hight of the COVID 19 shut down as a single mother , balancing motherhood, homeschooling, and working, I used art and writing as a creative outlet. Focusing on creating a blog called RepNewarkdaily, I envisioned an online platform dedicated to digital activism. The idea was to have an uncensored and meaningful conversation centered around art, culture, and community.
As time went my writing became a creative and journalistic approach to uncover the disconnect between normal urban living and the cultural auctioning to real life that exists in black communities. RepNewarkDaily became YERRRMEDIA, LLC. Outside of publishing articles, I started to produce videos and audio that became visual prose. Simply using whatever materials I had access to my vision became reality. I was determined. I journey towards Interviewing local black musicians and painters who had dreams of making it in the industry, and politicians. Branching outside of the city of Newark New Jersey I started to interview families who lost their children to the system of Child Protection Services in North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, florida. I started to connect with people in a way I never thought I would and the more I connected I wanted to dig deeper into their stories.
As a black woman breaking my way into the world of media production, my mission is to capture and preserve the raw un-edited black polylithic experience of urban living in the United States, and eventually abroad. On this journey, we speak with those who fundamentally contribute to the cultural experiences through their expressions of art and community activism. We honor their voices, highlight their struggles, and provide access to information that spark conversations leading to ideas and solutions. God planted a seed in my heart, I watered it through action, and as a result I successfully brought awareness to the many mobilizing organizations, artists, businesses, and individuals that cultivated a community towards the fruit of the spirit.
In the year of 2022 YerrrMedia, LLC is embarking on the journey of producing a documentary. Our story follows several families, specifically black women who lost custody of their children to the state. These parents express their pain, struggle, and trauma that will forever change the course of their lives. During this journey, we capture each family’s unique experience which leads them on the fight of their lives, to reunite with their children and/or spread awareness of the abuse they endure. Viewers will get an in-depth glimpse of those struggles and begin to see the flaws of the legal system that takes them down what feels like a spiraling rabbit hole. On the other end of this complex issue, we interview the organization that advocates for the families while also helping them to navigate mentally and emotionally in order to cope with the reality of their situation.