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I recently read a great book (which I will share with you in a future interview) about forgiveness that really shook me and helped me to understand, the journey I have been on and continue to be on.
The journey I am referring to is the one where I was once filled self loathing due to my low self esteem, that I projected on everyone else which led to me sabotaging myself with very destructive behavior.
The book talked not about forgiving others, but forgiving yourself first. Wow, to some this is a no duh moment, but to me, it finally made forgiveness make some sense.
I am not done, but am so far ahead of where I was as I now embrace past abuse from others and to myself as the building blocks to finding love and gratitude. I can finally say I really like myself and am getting more comfortable in my own skin every day.
So when I saw Project Forgive I had to get in touch with Shawne to see if she would talk to me and she called me within a couple of days. Shawne is an incredible person and I am so excited she has been placed, along with this wonderful project, in my path. – JW
This six-time EMMY® Award winner has been in the television business for nearly 20 years. She has taught thousands how to communicate as leaders through powerful networking, social media and exquisite media interviewing skills. She themes her trainings around love, fear, and forgiveness and works with corporations, entrepreneurs, universities and government agencies all over the world. Her story of overcoming child sexual abuse has inspired thousands.
She’s collaborated with many best-selling authors and has replaced Bill Ford of Ford Motor Company when she spoke at the Department of Defense. She has interviewed most of our recent US presidents and has filmed hundreds of celebrities including Morgan Freeman, Yo Yo Ma, Senator John McCain and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. You’ve watched her on national networks such as CBS’ “The Early Show” and have seen her featured in newspapers such as “USA Today,” “The Washington Post” and “The Chicago Tribune”.
One of her personal passions is the work she does with multicultural groups to help delete media stereotypes through strategic communication.
Shawne is currently a PhD candidate, creating leading-edge research on the relationship between mass media and gossip (yes, gossip!). Her message: knowing how to create and navigate communication skills as a leader is the secret to unlimited marketing and personal power.
Over a six-to-eight month period, our team will develop the film Project: Forgive. Where it goes from there will unfold in real time for you, the backers, to see.
We will document the creative process and release monthly video updates exclusively to Kickstarter backers. This documentary series will strive to make you as much a part of the film process as possible by showing the film creation from start to finish, with all the passion, humor, and heartbreak that happens along the way. We’re committed to total transparency with this project, ensuring it is one of the most honest depictions of film making ever conceived.
There will be a private online community set up for the backers to discuss the project with us and submit your thoughts and feelings about the film’s content and direction, sometimes even voting on decisions when the production team can’t decide. We’ll also be choosing stories from you to highlight in the film, along with the eventual DVD’s and books. Once the film is finished, backers will receive the completed version for download.
For fans of documentaries that promote global conversations, this is your chance to prove there is still a large demand out there for a unique film experience that inspires forgiveness and love, something the world is craving.
Today Gary, who lost his family, says…
“I have never felt so loved. I feel more blessed
than any person should be.”
– Gary Weinstein