Bougie Betty is a web-series about a girl from Harlem who believes that a Master’s degree and self-help books will make her more refined like her idol, Michelle Obama. However, no matter how much she tries to be pulled-in and sophisticated, when faced with a conflict “the hood” always rears its ugly head.
How do you become the better version of yourself walking around this earth if crazy people are always creating problems with you? Well, Nina McKay has been asking herself this question ever since the first time bullies uttered the words “She think, she cute!”
- We go on a journey with Nina as she strives for the fabulous life, which she believes her education has afforded her, while her sister Kim helps her to recognize that having balance is key. As she has to decide if she wants to be her authentic-self (Oprah talk!) or a person who will always define her life by other people’s opinion of her.
As teenager, I was bullied for everything from having bigs lips, to a flat chest, to “thinking I was cute!” And for a long time, I let that shape my behavior toward others. I didn’t stop being hostile and angry until I realized that “liberation is when you don’t care about what another person thinks.” OutKast.
We see this behavior play out on reality TV all of the time, women lashing out verbally and physically toward each other, instead of walking away. We can all relate to those characters because like Nina, they too struggle with controlling their emotions during those times in life when control over yourself is key!
How we will use the money
We will use your donations to pay for the cast, crew and post-prouction of Episode 1, Season 1 of “Bougie Betty,” which is fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation of the Arts. That means that your donations are tax-deductiable….So give, give and give some more!