BGN welcomes Author MJ Fievre and SVP, Multicultural Networks and Strategy, UP Entertainment Melissa Ingram.
Segment 1: M.J. Fievre is the author of the Badass Black Girl series. She helps others write their way through trauma, build community and create social change. She works with veterans, disenfranchised youth, cancer patients and survivors, victims of domestic and sexual violence, minorities, the elderly, those with chronic illness or going through transition and any underserved population in need of writing as a form of therapy—even if they don’t realize that they need writing or therapy.
Segment 2: Melissa is the top executive at UP, responsible for driving the growth and success of AspireTV, Cine Romántico and other multicultural brands from UP Entertainment across all distribution platforms (her previous title was GM of AspireTV before it’s purchase by UP, AspireTV remains under her creative direction). Starting with Melissa at the head, AspireTV is impressively entirely run by female executive leadership in every one of their departments. This all while raising her beautiful family – including her 10 year old daughter who has been in virtual school from home since the start of the pandemic, and an 11-month old son – with incredible grace.
Music by: Sammus and Sky Blew
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax