Tracee Ellis Ross and Michaela Angela Davis swap “poetry tales.” The couple are set to produce and narrate a documentary series that will see real-life friends lead an “inspiring journey to connect the personal stories of massive black women with broader societal and historical themes,” on the deadline. OWN and Hulu are collaborating for the first time on the project, which will be available via cable via OWN and broadcast via Hulu.
“This series is about identity, culture, legacy, beauty, strength and joy,” said Ellis Ross. “Poetry is a gateway to the souls of black women, and it leads us directly to the center of who we are. Our goal is to share this vibrant community, where we reserve sacred space for each other. Like many women, I can trace my journey to self-acceptance through my poetry. This series is personal And global, American and global. It’s a love letter to black women.”
A four-time Emmy nominee for her starring role in “Black-ish,” Ellis Ross’ other credits include “The High Note” and “Girlfriends.”
Davis, who created the concept for “The Hair Tales” series, launched her writing career at Essence, where she worked as an assistant fashion editor. She has since worked at Vibe and Honey. She wrote “Beloved Baby: A Baby’s Scrapbook and Journal,” released in 1995, and collaborated with Mariah Carey on the singer’s 2020 memoir, “The Meaning of Mariah Carey.”
satire horror bad hair She also recently treated black hair. 1989’s Picture for 2020 sees Elle Lorraine playing an ambitious young woman who is trying to start a career in music television and is pressured to get a spin.
The premiere date for “The Hair Tales” has not yet been set. International audiences will be able to view the documentaries on Disney+.
Check out the teaser for “Poetry Tales” below.