To promote Ruth Nicole Brown’s forthcoming book Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood, the UIP staff decided to get creative ourselves. The result is our first-ever self produced book trailer “music video.”
The book examines how the radical youth intervention group Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths, or SOLHOT, provides a space for the creative performance and expression of Black girlhood and how this creativity informs other realizations about Black girlhood and womanhood.
For the video, Ruth Nicole recruited girls involved in SOLHOT to write and record a song and pulled together some talented friends to shoot the video. The author and SOLHOT participants star in the video. An additional shoutout goes to UIP Sales Assistant Ami Reitmeier, who assembled and edited the video.