Gabrielle Union: We’re Going to Need More Wine

Gabrielle Union | We're Going to Need More Wine One month before the release of the highly anticipated film The Birth of a Nation, actress Gabrielle Union shook the world with a vulnerable and impassioned editorial in which she urged our society to have compassion for victims of sexual violence. In the wake of rape allegations made against director and actor Nate Parker, Union—a forty-four-year-old actress who launched her career with roles in iconic ’90s movies—instantly became the insightful, outspoken actress that Hollywood has been desperately awaiting. With honesty and heartbreaking wisdom, she revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault: “It is for you that I am speaking. This is real. We are real.”

In this moving collection of thought provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union uses that same fearlessness to tell astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents. Genuine and perceptive, Union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty. Throughout, she compels us to be ethical and empathetic, and reminds us of the importance of confidence, self-awareness, and the power of sharing truth, laughter, and support.

Appearances

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM, SCADshow This is a ticketed event. 

Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM, 189 The Grove Drive Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Photos: AphroChic’s “REMIX” Book Event @ Room & Board ATL

Last night we attended the book event for design team Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason, founders of AphroChic, at the lush home décor retailer, Room and Board in Atlanta.  The designing duo discussed their book, REMIX: Decorating with Culture, Objects and Soul, a comprehensive guide to “bringing a sense of cultural identity in the home while still honoring a modern design aesthetic” (-Danielle Colding, Design Star winner and host of HGTV’s Shop This Room).

Guests were treated to a bevvy of delicious hors d’oeuvres, courtesy of Dogwood Catering, and an up-close look at how Hays and Mason utilized Room & Board’s functional products to demonstrate innovative ways to decorate various household rooms (e.g., the bedroom, dining room, etc.) according to the AphroChic aesthetic.

Check out photos from the event and a video from AphroChic on curating your space.

Many thanks to Catherine Koonce of Brave Public Relations for inviting us to the event.