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Storytellers Project features Emme, “Black Fairy Godmother”, who talks about motherhood.

Model Emme, who has campaigned for body acceptance for decades, was named the Most Beautiful Person by People magazine and described by O, The Oprah Magazine as the “full-blown industry godmother.”

And on an upcoming night of live storytelling, Emme, 57, will share how she developed an even greater appreciation for her body after giving birth.

“I love sharing the different ways that I honor my body, regardless of what society or others say,” she said.

Emme, a plus-size supermodel from the 1990s known for the body positivity movement, will tell a story about motherhood on May 4 as part of the Storytellers Project. In this photo from 2017, she was seen at the Magazine Women for Women event in New Jersey, where she lives.
The New Jersey resident will join four others sharing real personal stories on May 4 to celebrate Mother’s Day that is coming up.

See the show at 4pm. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET. Please register in advance to receive a reminder at https://www.storytellersproject.com/all-events and display it on the Facebook page, YouTube channel, or the Storytellers project website.

The narrators also include:

Jamie Brunson, 56, of Wilmington, Delaware.
Debra Pascali-Bonaro, 63, of River Vale, NJ.
Simone Gordon, 34, of Bloomfield, New Jersey.
Adiba Nelson, 43, of Tucson, Arizona.
Gordon, a black community organizer and founder of a nonprofit organization known on Instagram as “The Black Fairy Godmother,” will share how her experience as a single mother inspired her work in supporting her families.

Simone Gordon, a black community organizer known on Instagram as “Black Fairy Godmother,” will tell a story about motherhood on May 4.
“When my son was 3 years old, I experienced discrimination and doors were closed on my face and he needed … resources,” she said. “So when moms come to my social media platform and need help, I get it.”

Gordon hopes to inspire listeners to join her in restoring underserved communities. Last year she received the Webby Award for Special Achievement for her efforts.

Filmmaker and doula Debra Pascali-Bonaro will tell a story about motherhood on May 4.
Pascali-Bonaro, a doula coach, filmmaker, and writer, tells a story about how childbirth changed her life.

“She gave birth the way she wanted, and in the process I gave birth to a part of me that has become a global initiative to improve midwifery around the world,” she said.

Storyteller Jamie Brunson is one of five Americans to tell real first-person stories about motherhood on May 4 as part of Project Storytellers’ Mother’s Day program.
Brunson will talk about the death of his mother and living with this emptiness.

“When I was a child, no one told me about my mother’s death or said anything about my father. I grew up feeling lost, abandoned and without my mother’s love, ”he said.

After investigating the death of his mother, Brunson discovered how much her mother loved her.

Nelson’s story is about motherhood without looking like she imagined.

Adiba Nelson from Tucson will tell a personal story for Project Storytellers’ Mother’s Day program on May 4.
“Motherhood is not a one-size-fits-all sweatshirt … you do it the way you need to, and that’s okay,” she said.

Nelson, who writes her memoir Ain’t That A Mother, said she attended because black mothers rarely have a platform to openly share their truths about motherhood. Her story is about an unexpected pregnancy and postpartum depression.

“Sometimes our truths are unique to our culture and sometimes our truths are universal. But our journey often falls outside of the media or storytelling platforms. I decided it was time to change that, ”she said.

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