I’m ALL in.
Lately, I have been incredibly inspired and deeply moved by the rising sisterhood in our nation. Through the work I have been doing with RISE: Resist, Inspire, Speak, Empower– An Activist/Leader Bootcamp, my involvement with PUSH: People Unwilling to Sit on their Haunches, and the many forward thinking discussions that I’ve been having with women of influence… I’d say… we’re all going to be okay. =)
What kind of DRAMATIC IMPACT will you make?
As agents of change, we must be willing to acknowledge and call ourselves out on the thoughts we have that limit our ability to evolve. As women, we were conditioned for so long to judge one another. Historically, we have sized one another up and then used these negative belief patterns to tear each other down. It’s now more important than ever that we pay attention to the belief system that we are operating with and be more conscious of our biases.
We are at the precipice of CHANGE.
I have never been more clear about where we are headed, and I am absolutely thrilled at the prospect of what is coming up next for all of us. Women everywhere are creating meaningful conversations that specifically meet our challenges in regards to oppression, gender disparity, body shaming, gender discrimination, and a lack of representation in our nations legislation.
The time for sitting on the sidelines is over.
We all have a place in this movement. Whether it’s to find your voice and use it to create deeply effective messaging, or to support and elevate women in leadership roles, WE ALL HAVE THE POWER TO SHAPE THE FUTURE that we wish to leave to our children. There is an increased demand for women’s voices. Now more than ever, we must harness our truths and tell our stories.
On Today’s Show
One of the ways in which we can all contribute to this encouraging movement is to create greater recognition of women and their accomplishments.
Today I will be interviewing an award winning filmmaker who has so powerfully stepped into her message: “My Power of One”. Sue Vicory is a terrific example of a woman who is creating a new blueprint for women-based projects in film as well as contributing to the increase of opportunities for women to share their stories.
Meet Sue Vicory!
Three time Telly Award winning filmmaker, Sue Vicory was born in DeKalb, Illinois and grew up in the Midwest. Sue has been married to her college sweetheart Jay since 1978. They have raised 2 daughters, Tracy and Katy.
Sue began working at her family’s business, W.F. Norman Corp. in Nevada, Missouri in 1987 where she is currently co-owner and CFO of the business. She received a Master’s Degree from Webster University in Computer Resource Management.
Since 2003 Sue’s extra time has been spent creating community based films and projects within her not for profit production company Heartland Films, Inc. Her first film was entitled Homelessness & the Power of One and also won an emerging filmmaker grant sponsored by General Motors and Women in Film. Sue won the Spirit Award in 2007 from Kansas City Women in Film & TV and the Angel Award in Harlem, NY.
The My Power of One project was born out of this first film. Sue spent 9 months in two urban high schools creating community based projects with students. She went on to create food and coat drives at her family business engaging other businesses to join in. Recently produced was the My Power of One web series Pilot using many of the A-list actors in San Diego.
Sue created the feature documentary, Kansas City Jazz & Blues; Past, Present & Future which debuted as a sneak peek in 2010 at the Gem theater on 18th & Vine in Kansas City with Marilyn Maye headlining the red carpet event. The full release of the film was in 2011 as it aired on PBS in June of 2011 and January of 2012.
On the heels of that film’s release came another short film in 2011 called 1898, The W.F. Norman story.
Sue’s fourth film One a feature documentary premiered in July of 2014. One is a film about global humanity with regards to our individual significance and impact within it. The film has won a 2014 Telly Award and is on the film festival circuit.
Most recently Sue created Team XX, an all female team of filmmakers. Team XX was the first ever all female team to enter the 48 hour San Diego film project. A team of 25 women created the film Down Stage. It has been nominated for a San Diego film award and won a 2016 Telly award.
Sue’s short narrative film “Absent” had its world premiere in San Diego and won 1st place in the Audience Choice Awards. The film was also nominated for three awards at the San Diego film festival and won a 2015 Telly Award.
Women Documentary Filmmakers is a web site Sue created for the visibility of women documentary filmmakers from around the world.
In 2016, Sue traveled with her husband and golden retriever Kacy on a 12 month tour through 48 states called My Power of One 12 Acts of Kindness.
For the past 3 years Sue has been Co-Producer of the San Diego film awards. She is also a presenter and judge for the awards. Sue has been a regional Emmy judge for the past 6 years. She is a member of the LA based Alliance of Women Directors. Learn more about Sue–>