I & She (Short Film)
Updated: Aug 6, 2020
A note from the filmmaker:
Dear Black Queer Folk with Mental Illnesses,
This is for you, and you alone. I made this film to tell my story and to tell you that you are not alone. We live in a world where we are not appreciated. Our talent, our contributions, our voices are taken for granted. I want to remind other queer folk that who you are is valid, your mental illness is valid and it deserves to be talked about and dealt with. There is no need for shame, for guilt, do not let anyone silence you or speak over you. This is for us, this is my truth and I hope you find some truth in it as well. I wanted to write a letter to my depression and I thought long and hard about what I would say to it if it were a person. I hesitated on this for a long time because I was not sure if I was ready to be this honest. In reality, this has been more healing for me than any therapy I have ever had. To be able to express myself this honestly has brought me so much joy. I hope that when you watch it, if you can relate, it brings you peace knowing that you are not alone. You never will be.
With So Much Love, Kaia Naadira, 20