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Stacy-Ann Buchanan is a professionally trained theater and film actress with numerous theater productions, numerous commercials and film credits under her belt. She’s also dabbled in commercial modeling and has graced several magazine editorials, fashion shows, swimsuit calendars, makeup tutorial videos and numerous other projects. In 2009, she produced and hosted her first talk show with ThatChannel and worked as a hostess/interviewer with Urban Review for events happening in and around the city of Toronto. September of 2010, gave her the opportunity to land her first leading role in a short film called Trespassing, which has acclaimed great reviews. In 2012, she created and produced her first event, The Mystic Effect (TME), a show that embodies music, poetry, dance, fashion and film. The overwhelming success of the show prompted her to create her own production company, Stacy-Ann Buchanan Productions and on April 28, 2013 in collaboration with *The Mystic Effect 2013* her company was launched. On March 8, 2014 she was presented with the Entrepreneur Award at the International Women Achievement Awards. She prides herself on being a budding Philanthropist. Part proceeds from every The Mystic Effect show went towards a charity foundation. In March 2014, she established the Stacy-Ann Buchanan Bursary. The Bursary is a monetary gift that will be given to a student entering his/her first year of College and pursuing Arts related studies or courses and is available through the Jamaican Canadian Association. It will be presented, annually at the Scholarship Awards ceremony held in September. Adding to her credentials, is her budding position as an Inspirational|Motivational Speaker. 2014 has graciously opened its doors to several speaking engagements for Stacy-Ann to share her intricately, powerful journey towards her success while inspiring others.
The Blind Stigma is a documentary that discusses mental health within the Black community. It chronicles and testifies the stories of five individuals on their trials and triumphs with mental health. Each story is told bravely and effectively with additional context provided by mental health professionals, religious leaders, caregivers, and your everyday citizen. Within the Black community, mental health is deemed as a ‘Swept Under The Rug’ stigma that has been creating false illusions and assumptions for a long time. That stigma is the core component of the African Canadian response to mental illness, and therefore African Canadians who suffer from mental illness are less likely to seek treatment. As a result very few studies have been done on the impact of mental illness in the Black community. The Blind Stigma powerfully removes the veil of shame that clouds the topic of mental illness in the Black community, challenge that misconception, give a voice to Black Canadians living with mental illness and leaves the audience more informed and empowered. #ChangeTheStigma
During our conversation, Stacy-Ann talked about:
– Where her passion for acting and performing come from
– The challenge of fitting in when she was younger
– the moment that she realized that acting would be her passion and some special moment from her acting journey including meeting the Hon. Louise Bennett of Jamaica
– Starting her own production company
– Realizing that she was having mental health challenges and how she overcame it
– A special moment between her and her father
– the story behind the documentary, a href=”http://www.theblindstigma.com/” title=”The Blind Stigma” target=”_blank”>The Blind Stigma, including how difficult is what to get one black male to share his story
– The great team that she works with
– The state of mental health in the Black Canadian community
– Suggestions for Black Canadians who are experiencing mental illness
– How important is her finance been in her life and how he proposed to her
You can find out more information about *The Blind Stigma* via:
Here are some of the conversation topics for tonight’s show:
1. Do Blacks support each other in the corporate landscape? If not, why?
2. Does where you attended college have a positive or negative reflection when apply for a corporate job?
3. What have affirmative action and the quota system done to compromise our upward mobility in the corporate world?
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He is father of two who lives in Maplewood, NJ. Mike is an intellectual property lawyer by day, and in his spare time is Chair of CityScience, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving science and technology (STEM) education. Mike is passionate about entrepreneurship and technology, and has served as an advisor on strategic and legal issues to start-up companies throughout his career.
In the rest of his ever-shrinking spare time, he enjoys focusing his energies on projects and causes that impact the world and our society. Mike frequently speaks and writes on a variety of topics, including intellectual property, technology, business, social media, sports, and social justice, and spends entirely too much time on Facebook. He enjoys playing basketball, biking, fumbling around on the
guitar, and an on-again-off-again relationship with running.