Monday’s Madame: Rachel Miller-Bradshaw
Why She Inspires Us:
Rachel Miller-Bradshaw has often noted: “In my neighborhood and in encounters with many black women from various walks of life, I realize the common denominator was that many could call themselves ‘mothers’ but not ‘wives.’” This perspective hit close to home for Miller-Bradshaw whose father was more absent than present after her parents divorced. Originally from Harlem, NY, Miller-Bradshaw fell in love with film as a teen and eventually merged her passion for social advocacy and television producing to create Little Harriet Productions, a production company that vows to create appealing visual content to spark conversation within African American communities. Since the company’s creation, Miller-Bradshaw’s produced her first documentary, On My Own, which explores the overwhelming trend of single motherhood in America. Rachel hopes to inspire black families to revisit family values and practices that advanced communities at the turn of the 20th century, believing the black community’s tolerance regarding single-motherhood needs to be eliminated. “It is my hope this documentary will reverse the issue plaguing the community for quite some time,” she says.
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