Featured Session: KISS MY GRASS: Why Women of Color Deserve Better In Weed

Mar 11, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

We delve into the compelling narrative of "Kiss My Grass," a gripping film executive produced by industry trailblazers Colin Kaepernick, Rosario Dawson, Mary Pryor, Luke Anderson, Justin Benoliel, and Nancy Whiteman.
Through the lens of this documentary, we embark on a journey that unveils the stark reality of persistent inequity within a rapidly expanding industry. Join us as we explore the relentless battle against corruption and the daunting scarcity of support faced by Black women entrepreneurs.
You’ll also hear from four remarkable individuals, each a beacon of inspiration in their own right: Mary Pryor, Executive Producer, Whitney Beatty, the visionary founder; Hope Wiseman, the trailblazing entrepreneur; and Hilary Yu, the unwavering advocate. Their stories encapsulate the resilience and determination required to navigate a landscape fraught with obstacles.
Prepare to be moved as we delve into the heart of their experiences, shedding light on the true cost of their relentless pursuit of success. Together, you will hear the BTS real life narratives behind our storytelling in amplifying voices and sparking meaningful change.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Whitney Beatty
Whitney Beatty

Josephine & Billies

photo of Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson

The Rio Dawn Foundation

photo of Mary Pryor
Mary Pryor

Kiss My Grass / Media.monks

photo of Hope Wiseman
photo of Hilary L. Yu
Hilary L. Yu

Our Academy

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