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Daily Inspiration: Meet Micole Williams

Today we’d like to introduce you to Micole Williams.

Hi Micole, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I’m a third-generation teacher of 14 years. In my hometown of Houston, TX. I would moonlight as a writer and filmmaker. In the midst of a pandemic and after a health scare, I reset my life and fixed my eyes on recovering 100% while pursuing a matter of the heart. Working in TV was a childhood reverie and in 2021 I found the courage to go for it. I moved in 2021 without a job but with a lot of hope that I had heard God correctly say “GO!…it’s time.” Nothing has been easy, but it has been worth it. I’ve been pretty busy since the move. I landed in the unscripted space and served as a Sequester Manager for CBS’ Big Brother and later as an Associate Producer for TV One’s Unsung Specials. In the scripted space, I earned a spot as a writer at the 2021 James Baldwin’s Urban Writers Residency. At the 2022 New York Athena Film Festival my screenplay, Yellow Cloud, was an official selection for the TV Writers Lab. So I want to continue to go wherever the story takes me. I have enjoyed exploring this great city in my off-time.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Adjusting to a new town can be a bit challenging, especially during a pandemic. Normally, I move really fast, but in the beginning of 2021, I was moving at a very slow pace. My lungs were in really bad shape POST-COVID during the winter 2020 break. I had never had trouble breathing until then but this was something I had to really find ways to improve so I could get back to being me again. I found exercises for my mind, body and spirit during my recovery. I continue to keep those routines in place (walking regularly, yoga, hiking, beach meditation, saying no to toxicity, etc). As far as health, it took me 6 months to get back to what I know as normal. Maybe even better. Trying to navigate a new industry is always a struggle but I managed to do what I could by keeping my eye on specific goals and pacing myself accordingly and for the first time, allowing myself grace.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a filmmaker. WILL-M-POWER Films specialize in empowering people to choose life. I stand to empower Indie and BIPOC artists in small towns or outside of entertainment hubs to activate their “inner creative” to find the courage to tell their own distinct stories and to “greenlight” themselves.

My first mini-doc, “365 days in LA” premieres in LA, June 18. This mini-doc is a personal profile about a Houstonian navigating Hollywood as an aspiring TV writer. I want to share my journey of four seasons of high hopes and the inevitable downs along the way. I want to encourage others that in the land of many nos, one may find it’s never too late for one yes – the one YOU give YOURSELF.

My life prior to LA has been eclectic. Being here is no different. I understand people have to learn to reset and evolve and tap into layers of themselves in order to not only survive but strive.

Where we are in life is often partly because of others. Who/what else deserves credit for how your story turned out?
My faith in God has really carried me through many struggles these past years. I am grateful for the family, friends and mentors who pray for my success. I have a strong support system back home that is rooting for me and I have met a lot of great people here in LA who have aided me along this new journey in different ways. Overall, I am honored when people reach out for my creative, business and life advice when they are launching into their own abandoned or deferred dreams. I hope to be able to do more creative coaching and consulting in the near future and help others see their projects through successfully.

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