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Who is Buzzworthy?
Actress Ajarae Coleman, who faces deep pregnancy loss in the new narrative short film, Divine Mother, which recently premiered as part of the 2023 LA Shorts International Film Festival in Los Angeles.
What is the premise of Divine Mother?
Described as “heartbreaking but hopeful,” the film stars Ajarae opposite Skyler Bible as Aneka and Miguel, a couple on a road trip through the Southwest dealing with a miscarriage.
What else do we know about the film?
Divine Mother was written and directed Erika Navarro, and executive produced by Ajarae along with Parijat Deshpande, an integrative high-risk pregnancy specialist, best-selling author, and host of the Delivering Miracles podcast.
What does Ajarae Coleman have to say about the film?
“When we were raising money for Divine Mother, countless parents shared that they felt extremely isolated in their pain and grief after experiencing loss,” explains Ajarae. “Though miscarriage is so common, many feel alone and even ashamed when it happens to them. It was an honor to bring this much-needed representation to the screen, and to tap into the strength, resilience and hope of a person who has experienced unimaginable loss, but knows in her heart that she is destined to be a mother.”
Why is this film so important?
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1 in 4 clinical pregnancies ends in miscarriage. Plus, the American Journal of Epidemiology has reported that Black women have nearly twice the risk of miscarriage compared to White women. Divine Mother is the only film about miscarriage that features a Black woman.
How is this film helping others?
Ajarae and the filmmakers have partnered with the Colette Tisdahl Foundation and Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Canada (PILSC), who plans to use this film as a training tool.
How else is Ajarae Coleman helping people?
Ajarae has built a global community of actors with her career and lifestyle coaching membership, The Table, empowering them to develop their authentic voice and mission in order work with the best representatives, develop communities of collaborators, and book more aligned roles.
Where have you seen Ajarae Coleman before?
Ajarae has appeared on Scandal, NCIS: New Orleans, I’m Sorry, 2 Broke Girls, Revenge, and Days of Our Lives. And popped up in many commercials for products such as Luvs, Verizon, and Pantene.
What’s next for Ajarae Coleman?
Ajarae will continue to be on the festival circuit with Divine Mother, but later this year she will also be starring in a feature film alongside Julian Gant from Call Me Kat.
How can you keep up with Ajarae Coleman?
Visit her website at: Ajarae.com