Hooray for Kiri!

I know all of you remember the big Cosmo GIRL controversy over Kiri Davis’s film A Girl Like Me.
Well after all of that drama, the winner of the contest has finally been announced. Kiri won the Take Action Hollywood Film Contest! Thanks to regular reader Kezia for letting me know.

Kiri Davis will walk away with a $10,000 grant from Take Action Hollywood, a Windows Vista Ultimate laptop, an iPod Shuffle, and a Target gift card. And the respect of women of color around the world who were touched by her powerful message. I sincerely hope that her victory did not spring from the controversy. The quality of her work is award-worthy, and that’s undeniable.

If you still haven’t seen A Girl Like Me, click here.Congratulations, Kiri! You did us all proud!

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Comments

  1. Congrats to Kiri! I hope this is the beginning of a successful career for her.

  2. YEAH!!!
    Oh I am so proud that she won!
    WELL DONE KIRI, WELL DONE!!!

  3. I am happy she got the award. I was really pulling for her. I sent the voting request to everyone in my office and my family. I was peeved when they closed the voting, but I am happy she was rewarded in the end.

  4. Congratulations Kiri! I hadn’t watched “A Girl Like Me” until now. She did an amazing job and deserved to win.

  5. Congrats. I was very impressed with her when she was on Oprah… I am very pleased!!! :)

  6. Ms Stella says:

    Well deserved. I was so proud to see how our community came together to support our young sister. Individually, we can do great things but collectively, we can do the unimaginable.

  7. muslimahlocs says:

    yyyyyiiiiiiiiiipppppppppppiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeee!

  8. jerseybred says:

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!I am proud of and happy for Kiri.

  9. im soo happy kiri davis won!!! she really really deserves it, i hope she becomes an incredibly successful director in the future and spreads a positive message.

    congrats kiri

  10. AWESOME!

  11. Natural Sista says:

    Congrats Kiri!

  12. YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

  13. Afrobella you do not know how happy I am to hear this news! I was just waiting to hear it so that I could decide whether or not to draw negative attention to CosmoGirl after they announced another winner! I hope nothing like this ever happens again because it overshadows the fact that she deserved to win in the first place. Did everyone see Kiri on Oprah? I’m so happy for you Kiri and I will definitely be spreading the news about this one!

  14. Adrianna says:

    Finally !! She deserves it !!

  15. WoW I am so happy to hear about Kiri winning!!! I was wondering what happened with the outcome of that contest…….Welp I know now!!!! I hope nothing but good things happen for Kiri. Congratulations Girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. A truly extraordinary piece of work… with tear-jerking honesty… high quality… dignified African-American teenage girls with more truth and integrity than America can bear to hear. At age 17, Kiri Davis is on her way to an Oscar.

  17. Joan Kelly says:

    A friend had sent me a clip of her film a while back, I think when it was first getting some media attention for the doll experiment, and I am so glad I got to see the rest of it here. Congratulations to Ms. Davis, and I’m grateful that someone showed beautiful young women in such a powerful way.

  18. It’s about TIME! She completely deserves it.

  19. Wow! Great news. I’m glad she won, I was rooting for her.

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  1. [...] Posted on July 24th, 2007. So much love for Kiri Davis right now!  Congratulations! [...]

  2. [...] You’ve been sleepin’ if you haven’t seen Kiri Davis’ documentary “A Girl Like Me.”  She’s received plenty of mainstream attention from her video that examines self image issues of black youth.  The video is truly eye opening. ”A Girl Like Me” took top honors in Cosmo Girl’s Take Action Hollywood Film Contest.  Great job Kiri! [AfroBella] [...]

  3. [...] Hooray for Kiri! – afrobella Yay!!! “I know all of you remember the big Cosmo GIRL controversy over Kiri Davis’s film A Girl Like Me. Well after all of that drama, the winner of the contest has finally been announced. Kiri won the Take Action Hollywood Film Contest!” (tags: bodyimage colorism black africanamerican) [...]

  4. [...] News from Afrobella! So much love for Kiri Davis right now! [...]

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