April 30, 2014
The WHY Behind Vengeful
I’m a storyteller. I’m a huge fan of stories and storytellers. Stephen King is one of my favorites. And, like him, I make stuff up. Here’s why: Like Stephen King once said,
“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”
I believe that storytelling is how we evolve. Through stories we learn, we empathize, and we experience a catharsis that enables us to approach life with a refreshed perspective. We get to the heart of who we are, and we enjoy the ride.
That’s why I create the stories I create: to tell the truth, to get to the heart of who we are and have fun while we’re at it. People love watching movies and television shows. We see something of ourselves in the stories, and we uncover some truths while having fun on the journey.
Some of the stories on network and cable television are entertaining, but most of them are missing some truths. One of the biggest truths missing is that Black women exist in the world as major positive contributors to society; along with being beautiful, smart, talented, and funny. I love crime dramas, and Vengeful brings to life much of what we love about crime dramas, plus a beautiful truth: a Black woman is at the heart of it all.
This is a project that will break stereotypes, entertain, and tell some beautiful truths inside the fiction.