#SurvivingRKelly | Watch Event Resources / January 4, 2019 by REELLAVENT


Over the years, online watch parties have determined the success of shows, spurred dialogue and moved the culture forward so much so that creatives, executives and actors are engaging directly with supporters. While this has been used mainly for fictional shows, we can also engage for educational documentaries. This week #SurvivingRKelly a documentary about the #Chicago born singer will air on Lifetime from 1/3-1/5, 9pm est.

Here's a little info: For over a decade Robert Kelly better known as R. Kelly has allegedly engaged in non-consensual relationships with underage Black and Brown girls. He has been accused of allegedly being violent, controlling, manipulative and a frequent sexual abuser of young girls and women.

#SurvivingRKelly is a six-part series that tells a total story about his background and the stories of those who survived his alleged abuse, but even more than that, it tells the story of how we respond and allow these types of behaviors as a society. Let's use watch parties to support this important moment in our culture. To create your own #SurvivingRKelly watch event please consider these tools:

·       Watch guide created by Girls for Gender Equity - GGE |

·       Self care guide created by Feminista Jones |

·       Respectfully, join the conversation online by using #SurvivingRKelly

Note: Please also keep in mind the heaviness of the subject. It is okay if you cannot watch the doc.


Happy International Women's Day! / March 8, 2019 by REELLAVENT


Ever since I could remember, my mother and grandmother were always there to teach me lessons I learned right away and later in life.  One of the reason’s I started REELLAVENT was because growing up, these women always made room for people to join us at the table.  They lovingly welcomed people in our home to talk, eat and feel safe.  Part of my approach to event planning borrows from the traditions and experiences gifted to me by two of the most beloved women in my life.  On this International Women’s Day I want to give honor to them as well as all women, who in the spirit of their ancestors, are guided by a fiercely righteous intuition.