Documentary series ‘Our Story’ featuring the stories of single mothers, to be officially released in Dominica tomorrow

‘Our Story’, a documentary reality series that highlights the stories of single female parents will be officially released in Dominica tomorrow.

The series, an initiative of Trinidadian entrepreneur, Mellissa Sade Browne, targets social matters faced by black single mothers and other crime and violence-related issues within the African race.

The project which began filming in 2016, was produced in Trinidad and Dominica by Dominican Gerald Solomon JBN Entertainment and was funded by Browne herself.

In an interview with Dominica News Online (DNO), Browne gave an insight into what to expect from the documentary which will premiere in Dominica on Digicel, Thursday at 6pm and on FLOW, Saturday at 4pm.

“This project is about women, little girls, and little boys and it is what we have been waiting for in the sense of discussing issues and  finding possible solutions for things that have plagued us for centuries, especially in our race, the African race, where we find juvenile delinquency and a lot of crime.”

She stated  the African race has been classified as the ones more” liable” to  commit crimes and because of this and being a single female parent of children of the African descent she got a passion to create this series and Island hop to wherever her voice can be heard

“We have been looking at the symptoms and not the real issue, which is the broken family and the single female parent not being supported the way she needs to be. Instead, she is being chastised and fingers are being pointed at her when no one is trying to understand her.”

The Entrepreneur hopes to accomplish that being a single female parent ambassador she would like to things change the perception of who a single female parent is because she plans on emulating that women can run businesses and take care of their children.

“It is funny a lot of persons say why do women choose to be alone and single female parents but I was having a conversation the other day and I was saying that when men enter into relationships they now get someone to cook, clean and wash them and at some point in time, women want that too and we can’t demand that from men because it is not their role, that’s when gender roles come into play.”

As a woman, Browne would like to change this narrative by showing that women can have someone to support them in the ways  they need to in order to get to where they need to be.

She added that Women can be free and have fun without having social and religious systems telling them what they can and cannot do.

She thanked her collaborators including Abyssinian Browne and Associates, Mel’s Cuisine, Zeffy’s Bar and Grill and Women of Unique Distinction.

Potential partners who would like to become collaborators and sponsors of the film can contact Ms. Browne @ 17676136560. Persons and businesses who want to advertise their products during different segments of the show can also make reservations.

Those interested in being part can follow the page for information. The show exists Dominica on July and will continue in Trinidad.

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5 Comments

  1. Lovely
    May 30, 2022

    on what channels it will be playing?

  2. Proud 4 Wat
    May 25, 2022

    As though single mother is something to be Proud of. This is the root and cause of black peoples poverty. The male goat 🐐 looking for another foolish female got to germinate and to keep moving on. One man in Mahaut has about 23 children and only about 7 with his wife. De sucker long gone. Most of his children are still struggling, while others do what most people do these days to survive. Rob, cheat and lie.

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    • Maya
      May 30, 2022

      You hit the nail right on the head!

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  3. Dominican Bwoi
    May 25, 2022

    I understand what she means but there’s no such thing as an “African race”. Africa is a continent. Berber, Arab, Asian, white & a whole bunch of other people live on the continent called “Africa”. Plus the thousands of different black tribes of course.

    Africa does NOT = black. That’s like using the word “Caribbean/West Indian” to refer to ONLY black people while completely excluding the millions of Latin, white, Indian, Chinese, mixed, Lebanese, Kalinago, Taino etc people…even though they too are Caribbean.

    Whether you like it or not, the correct term is “negroid race”

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  4. Zandoli
    May 25, 2022

    They way I see it is this, woman can an should have fun, but they need to ensure when they get pregnant, it is by the guy who commits to them, not just by words, but by deeds.
    There is no question the rate of single parenthood is far higher among Black people as compared to many of the other races.
    The last thing a young woman needs is an unwanted pregnancy by someone who is just passing by.

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