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“Me Period” Film Screening: A Milestone Event for BWHI in Atlanta

MePeriod Screening

Last week marked a significant moment for the Black Women’s Health Imperative with the premiere screening of our first documentary, “Me Period,” at the Regal Cinema Atlantic Station in Atlanta. The event offered a beautiful experience that provided unforgettable memories for all attendees.

“Me Period” draws inspiration from our founder, Byllye Avery’s 1986 documentary “Becoming a Woman,” which featured eight mothers and daughters discussing puberty, menstruation, and more. Our modern adaptation includes seven sets of everyday mothers and daughters, 2 fathers, and features celebrity cameos by Sheryl Lee Ralph and Tabitha Brown with their daughters, enriching the narrative with diverse perspectives.

Audience Me Period
Me Period Screening

The screening was followed by a panel discussion hosted by television personality Egypt Sherrod and featured BWHI President, Linda Goler Blount; Lisa Cunningham, Director of the film and Interim EVP of Marketing & Communications at BWHI; and Dr. Charis Chambers, the featured Board Certified OBGYN in the film. The panel also engaged in a profound Q&A session, where the audience shared their personal stories, highlighting the film’s impact on promoting open and necessary conversations about health.

Currently, “Me Period” is available for private screenings to large groups on a limited basis. We encourage everyone to visit to watch the trailer and explore the resources available, including a conversation starter guide for parents and many other valuable tools.

We are also proud to announce that “Me Period” has been accepted into the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival and the Essence Film Festival, affirming its potential to influence and inspire.

To see the event photos and relive the premiere’s highlights, click here.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to elevate important conversations around Black women’s health and empowerment through this groundbreaking project.