W H A T   W E ‘ V E  R A I S E D  S O  F A R

$25000

Women of Color Narrative Initiative Grant ($5K)
Arts & Entertainment Atlanta Grant ($10K)
Invest Atlanta Creative Industries Grant ($10K)

“We have been taught far more about shame than our anatomy”

Women should know they matter. They should know they have a voice. They should feel empowered to speak loudly and proudly about their experiences without feeling judged or silenced by society’s stigmas. And if they don’t know or feel that way, we hope this film gives them permission to do so. 

Pain, disclosure or health status shouldn’t define who you are or the value you bring to relationships. A woman suffering from endometriosis is so much more than her pain. Someone living with HPV is more than her doctor’s visits and bigger than her fear of cervical cancer. We want to normalize the conversation around women’s health and encourage women to take control of their narrative. When we remove those fears and stigmas, we open the door for education. And the more we educate, the more we can reduce the chances of women facing tragic diseases like cervical cancer due to untreated diagnosis. 

We want Her Pretty Vagina to inspire young women and young men to have these important conversations. Understanding a story like Kaleigh’s can create necessary dialogue between partners, family, friends and even health professionals. It allows room for grace and understanding when it comes to the vastly misunderstood world of women’s health. If we can be the bridge to that place, then we’ve done our job as storytellers.

Plagued by the emotional and physical tolls of endometriosis, Kaleigh’s world only gets tougher as HPV makes an unwelcome entry into her life. She struggles to find a sense of normality as pain, shame, and fear of disclosure consume her. Pushing past the lack of empathy from those around her, Kaleigh eventually confronts the main person blocking her voice, herself.

Act One

The early stages. Moaning, writhing and kicking on the floor. Back when the pain was present but nameless. A helpless Kaleigh fights with her ex-turned-roommate to find a voice as pain speaks volumes for her.

Act Two

Kaleigh is surprised to find her normal doctor is unavailable as her HPV diagnosis is disclosed by a tactless nurse. Tired of having her concerns dismissed, she takes matters into her own hands and flips the script on her unempathetic doctor.

Act Three

A follow-up call from her colposcopy brings her back to reality. Forced to confront her new reality and the pending threat of cancer, Kaleigh is forced to look in the mirror for some much-needed clarity.

A dark edgy comedy catered to the progressive and sometimes cynical minds of Gen Z and Millennials. Kaleigh’s life is a twist of dark and light moments, an ebb and flow between the levity and devastation life brings. As we sink with Kaleigh into her inevitable lows, we also journey through her highs with a unique form of escapism – stylized disassociations through which she reclaims her power while making everyone feel what she feels. 

The Painful Truth Of

HPV

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. More than 90% of sexually active men and 80% of sexually active women will be infected with HPV in their lifetime. Around 50% of HPV infections involve certain high-risk types of HPV, which can cause cancer.

The Painful Truth Of

ENDOMETRIOSIS

Endometriosis is a disease in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus, causing life-impacting pain, abdominal bloating, nausea, fatigue, and sometimes depression, anxiety, and infertility. Endometriosis affects roughly 10% (190 million) of reproductive-age women and girls globally.

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