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Postpartum Depression Documentary

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Raised by 148 people in 7 months
Ava was just 8 months old. And I checked into a mental-health facility­—admitted to treat Postpartum Depression.  This wasn’t supposed to be what being a mom was about! 

I had no idea that as a new mom I could need a pause button; treatment; in a psychiatric hospital. But this is exactly what is needed for many new moms.  It’s called postpartum depression and it affects millions of us.  Guilt and shame keeps too many feeling isolated and in the shadows.  But it’s time for us to come out.  

With your contribution, I will produce and create a documentary that is honest, funny, enlightening and uplifting.  Most documentaries about postpartum are just too sad and emotional for mamas like me to watch.  This will be different.   The story will focus on one woman’s journey through postpartum—and in telling her story show how so many women suffer in silence but can overcome with resilience.   We’ll hear this tale through my comedy, cartoons & animation, and parodies. These elements will come together to help moms, dads, friends, and family understand what new moms sometimes need.  

In short, your gift will help tell a story that sheds the shame, guilt and loneliness of postpartum to show us that the skies can clear with support & treatment.  On Ava’s 3rd birthday we will screen the documentary at a special Comedy Benefit show in Los Angeles. Later in the summer of 2018 we're holding screenings in Atlanta and New York (the places I’ve called home).
Let’s have a postpartum party y’all!
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It's official - WE ARE IN PRODUCTION!!! Here are some pictures from our first day on set. Thank you guys so much for your donations!!!!
That's a Wrap on Day 1!
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Thank you all for your amazing donations and support on this project. With your help, we can start production in a few short weeks!!!!
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