The world watched in August 2016 as Michelle Carter made history in Rio de Janeiro. On her final throw she became the first American woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal in Shot Put.
I’ve known about Michelle for years. We grew up in the same church in Dallas and have the same mutual friends, but we never met. When we finally did, we talked about the athletic victories, challenges, faith and push to empower other women and girl athletes going forward. WATCH:
My brother Corey did a great job shooting and editing this piece. He’s so talented and full of vision! If you’re in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and have video/documentary needs, he’s the man. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. His YouTube channel is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwVgu00Y9VGgxXfN-zfTtQQ
Special thanks to my husband T.J. for providing some of the music sound track.
You can keep up with Michelle and her journey at shotdiva.com | Twitter and Instagram: @shotdiva
If you don’t know Charles “The Future” Hatley, you will soon. This guy is the real deal. He started boxing around age 5, and doesn’t plan to stop until he climbs up the ranks. With his Dad training him and the whole city of Dallas behind him, looks like he’s well on his way. Watch:
Kudos to my brother Corey for shooting and editing this mini-documentary. For visual marketing requests, hit him up at email@example.com. If you’d like to keep up with Charles, you can do so on Instagram at: @thehatleyteam.
This isn’t one of my typical posts, but I thought it was cool to share nonetheless.
As youngsters, Track and Field was hands down me and my brother’s favorite Olympic sport. With the London Games this past August and me in Dallas at the time, we decided to tag team on a little project. I spent a few minutes researching Usain Bolt and wrote a few lines…he shot, produced and edited the monologue. Watch:
When most people think of Sanya Richards-Ross, a couple of things come to mind. Olympic superstar. Great style. One half of a power couple.
All those things are true, but what some don’t know is that she also gets the Gold in giving back. She had a busy summer, but isn’t wasting time getting involved in the Jacksonville community. Watch:
With husband Aaron Ross playing for the Jaguars, folks can expect to see a lot of the Olympian at EverBank Field. She’s already given a motivational chat to the team, greeted fans at the home opener, and made friends with mascot Jaxson de Ville. I salute you Mrs. Richards-Ross! We appreciate what you do, and hope you can now get some much-needed rest. Operation Gold (in the Olympics and giving back)…complete.