KisforKinky.com (K is for Kinky) became a popular online destination through its coverage of personal, natural hair care. It has since grown to be a trusted editorial beauty and lifestyle journal known for its authentic, professional and sophisticated look at the lives and beauty of women of color, both with and without natural hair. Showcasing diversity along with a distinguished visual aesthetic has made KisforKinky one of the most compelling new voices in the digitalsphere targeting African American women.
SHE was produced in partnership with the film's star, Nikia Phoenix of ModelLiberation.com. A print model and actress, Phoenix most recently appeared in a commercial campaign for Google Play that ran during the 2014 SuperBowl and is currently one of the new faces of mega beauty brand Carol's Daughter. “SHE has been a very enlightening and empowering experience. I normally don't see myself as the woman I am in SHE, but filming this helped me to accept that I'm also a sensual and sexual being and there is nothing wrong with that. I hope it allows other women to feel the same.”
The subject matter of “SHE” also inspired a collaboration between a bevy of rising female talent in production, beauty and music. Jordan wrote and directed “”SHE while McCoy handled the cinematography. Phoenix's makeup was perfected by makeup artist Lindsey Calloway. Additionally, the soundtrack was performed by singer/songwriter Luna Angel.
“SHE was an idea that I had for a while and I thought releasing it for Women's History Month would be perfect,” Jordan remarks. “I wanted to create visual content on film that celebrated not only black womanhood but also the reality of being a woman in general. That's how the website started. The site has always been aesthetically driven so video that elevates the message that you are beautiful- we are all beautiful- was the next organic step.”
Continuing with their #youarebeautiful campaign, “SHE” is the beginning of what KisforKinky plans to be much more video content for their recently launched YouTube channel. This will include a range of short narrative films, mini documentaries and episodic content focused on telling women's stories.
“SHE (Is Beautiful, Honest, Sexual, Loved, Liberated And Powerful)” has premiered on KisforKinky.com and can be screened through http://www.kisforkinky.com/
About Angel Jordan
Angel Jordan is a television producer as well as founder and creative director of KisforKinky.com. Her career experience spans Public Television and agency campaigns. Jordan has worked on corporate commercial campaigns for brands like Verizon Wireless and Pfizer as well as national television productions including The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize and The Kennedy Center Honors. She recently participated in fashion and beauty campaigns for Kohl's, Target and Johnson & Johnson.
About Paris McCoy
Los Angeles-native Paris McCoy is a photographer and filmmaker with a vast acumen in cinematography and videography. Her love of documentary film and television found her working at National Geographic and Discovery Communications, honing her craft as producer and editor early in her career. McCoy is the Co-Founder of Anti-Villain Media, which is in current production of several shorts and two documentaries.
About Nikia Phoenix
Nikia Phoenix is a Los Angeles-based model and blogger. She has been featured in numerous publications including Glamour, ASOS Magazine and Refinery29. She recently wrapped commercial campaigns for Google Play and Fiat/Lancia and is currently one of the faces of Carol's Daughter.