Tuesday, May 12, 2015

IMGF Proudly Announces Publication of "Big Momma" Slated for Summer 2015

About the Book...

Big Momma Didn't Tell Me This Would Happen is a cautionary tale about life, love and relationships.
Big Momma, being the strong Matriarch of the family, until it came to her husband. Then everything he says goes; whether she agreed with it or not.
A legacy that was passed down to her daughters and granddaughters, perpetuating a cycle of "blind obedience," drama, pain, dysfunction, and even death.
This book is a time capsule that spans more than five decades. It chronicles the story of Ella Mae King (Big Momma) and the trials and tribulations of the women in one southern family who never understood what love really was. What to expect in relationships, or how to make healthy relationship choices.
A story about a family legacy of giving in to your man no matter the consequences, that is handed down to the young women, generation after generation-- like fine china and cherished heirlooms.
It's a legacy of control... of abuse and death, resulting from a lack of knowledge about relationship violence and how it affects the entire family, not just the victim.
Though the story is lived out by one family of beautiful African-American women, it is a story line that is echoed across the country by women of all races and socio-economic backgrounds where domestic violence and toxic relationships serve as a common theme. 
Big Momma Didn't Tell Me ThisWould Happen will make you laugh, sometimes it will make you cry.
In the end, it is my hope that ultimately it will make you think-- about your choices, about love, and about relationship safety. Because "what you DON'T know CAN hurt you!"
About the Distribution and Availability...
This 3rd book, authored by Darlene Greene, (the 1st fictional work), will be available as a limited edition in August. You can order it online through the website.
Look for the National distribution in October, for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Happy Mother's Day to All...

Mothers. Where would any of us be without them?
They give us roots and wings. They were our first teachers.
Most believed in us before we believed in ourselves.
They dried tears and calmed fears.

They are our silent "cheerleaders."
They lift us up in prayer.

Which is why IMGF is proud to salute all mothers, grandmothers and stepmothers for the crucial role they play in the lives of others (officially) on May 10th. But, realistically all year long!

In all you do, take time out for you!

Wishing you a
Happy Mother's Day filled with abundant blessings and fond memories!