Feature Film: Love The Skin You're In
LOVE THE SKIN YOU'RE IN is a feature film that is currently raising funds through donations, with fiscal sponsorship from Women of Color Unite 501(c)(3).
“Sasha's world turns chaotic when her estranged dad comes back; her people-
pleasing intensifies, will she learn to say NO for her own survival.”
Sasha Staye is a well-known photojournalist with years of experience and a long list of
accolades. In fact, she’s up for a prestigious award that would take her career to a global
level. Sasha appreciates her success, but her true love for photography is about giving
voices to those underserved and often overlooked people in her community.
Sasha is the product of a dysfunctional childhood, lives with unresolved trauma and grief,
and therefore carries the burden of obsessively pleasing everyone. We see early on that despite doing what she loves in her career and in the community, she is stressed out.
In addition to her photography, Sasha works full time running the women’s empowerment center her grandmother and mother opened. She is committed to preserving her family’s legacy. Under Sasha’s leadership, the center, which provides valuable resources and shelter for abused and unhoused women, has thrived, and is the lifeline of the neighborhood.
The clients at the center demand more and more of Sasha’ time, and the thought of
disappointing them gives her high anxiety. Sasha’s best friend, who is well intentioned
and has her back, often takes advantage of her. Sasha’s estranged dad reappears in her
life, but she still thinks she has everything under control and refuses to hire a therapist.
Sasha’s sense of control is tested when the center and her career are at risk of failing, all
while dealing with the drama that is her father. This crisis turns her world upside down and escalates her stress and anxiety levels to an all-time high. Sasha doesn’t realize her self-neglect comes at a high price: her mental health and well-being. Her life teeters on the brink of losing everything.
Will Sasha get the help she needs, or will she hit rock bottom and stay there? Will the woman known for saying “yes” find the courage to say “no” and put herself first? Sasha’s
story takes us on a journey of self-exploration as we root for her to heal and stay emotionally healthy, as life tears her down.
Ron Ash, LLC is dedicated to developing and producing quality independent feature
films that reflect different aspects of the African American experience. We create films
about and by Black women, that encourage us to share our self-love journeys, inspire
each other to learn how to survive life’s isms (racism, sexism, colorism), and thrive as
empowered women with a strong identity, support system, and great love of self.
Learn more about Ron Ash, LLC: https://ronashllc.com/
Learn more about the project and filmmakers here: https://wocunite.org/fiscal-
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