by | Sep 30, 2021 | Films, Virtual Cinema


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Black Women Cultivating Change
& Cincinnati World Cinema


IN-THEATRE … Thursday, October 21, 7:00
with post-film Q&A led by director Ashley Glass and cast members.
Proof of vaccination required for admission

Cincinnati World Cinema is delighted to host BOSS, the documentary by healthcare consultant Ashley Glass of Black Women Cultivating Change, made with support from All-In Cincinnati and Black Art Speaks.  In the film Ashley shares stories from black women holding leadership positions in the local community – a group she describes as Bravely Overcoming Self-Sabotage, hence the film title “BOSS.” 

Her subjects represent a cross section of professions – educators … healthcare practitioners, counselors and administrators … small business owners … activists … corporate executives … entrepreneurs – all conquering obstacles to happiness and fulfillment.

Made in Cincinnati, Ashley’s debut documentary explores “imposter syndrome” – a set of self-defeating behaviors including feelings of doubt and inadequacy, that can produce negative outcomes impacting self-esteem, relationships, and careers. The syndrome, she says, is universal, transcending race, gender and socioeconomic status. Through the heartfelt stories presented in the film we will learn how regular people became exceptional, making significant contributions to the community.

To empower others, Ashley believes the inspiring stories of these women should be shared. In the post-film discussion, Ashley and cast members will discuss the filmmaking and life experiences that brought these stories to the screen.

This is a work-in-progress — the audience is invited to offer observations and suggestions – identifying what works and what doesn’t in this rough-cut version – and how to better craft a compelling message that will improve the quality of life and mental health for all women.


Proof of full vaccination is required for admission,  with masking, reduced capacity and distancing practiced in the venue.

“BOSS: Bravely Overcoming Self-Sabotage”
Director Ashley Glass, USA, 2021, documentary, 105 minutes, in English.

☀ THE GARFIELD THEATRE, 719 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. Google Map     Garfield Parking Options

☀ In THE GARFIELD THEATRE, Thursday October 21, 7:00 pm, with discussion immediately following.

In-theatre tickets are $8 in advance, $12 at the door (if not sold out in advance). 
All tickets are available online via the Tix Button, and by phone at (859) 957-3456.

The Garfield is ADA accessible. ADA details and Covid-19 safety information can be found on the CWC Policies Page.

Purchase of a ticket confirms acceptance by the purchaser that the presenter/host and their staff will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, cost or expenses which may arise in the consequence of attendance at this event.
Purchaser declares that they will not attend unless in good health on the day of the event. Further, purchaser understands it is impossible to guarantee that they will not be exposed to Covid-19 and will attend at their own risk.


Ashley GlassWith a Masters degree in Public Health from Kent State and Bachelors degree in Public Health Education from U.C., Ashley Glass has been active as a mental health and general healthcare advocate.
Her roles include consultancies, staff positions and volunteer board memberships with organizations such as the Women Helping Women, 4C for Children, Cincinnati Health Department, UC Health, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and others.

As a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault, she is passionate about mental health, women’s health equity and empowering others to recover from and overcome the adversities faced in life. Ashley owns and operates Black Women Cultivating Change; read more at Linked-In.


Sixteen outstanding Black Cincinnati women, listed in order of appearance in the documentary.
Reader’s Note: The brief descriptions for each participant are top-line summaries – their credentials and experience surpass available space.
Alandes Powell
VP Business Controls Fifth Third Bank; Co-founder, Black Art Speaks; Urban League, SW Ohio.

Dr. Angelica Hardee
VP Health Strategy, American Heart Association.

Dr. Terri Hurdle
T Marie Consulting, Adjunct Instructor, U.C.; previously Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Mt. St. Joseph University.

Dr. Ebony Griggs-Griffin
VP Community Services, Cincinnati Hamilton County Community Action Agency. Founder, Lead On.

Dr. Lisa Crosby
Clinical Director and Nurse Practitioner, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Brandi Elliott
Executive Director, Identity & Inclusion, University of Cincinnati.

Garri Davis
President, Water Lily Learning Centers; Garri Davis Agency.

Britni Tudor
School Principal, Evanston Academy, Cincinnati Public Schools.

Brittany Collins
Owner, Developing Me! Counseling and Consulting; PHD Candidate, University of Cincinnati; professional counselor, U.C. Department of Athletics.

Tywauna Wilson
CEO, Trendy Elite Coaching & Consulting; previously Director, Breast Center & Mobile Diagnostics, UC Health; Clinical Chemistry Laboratory Manager, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Zaria Davis
CEO, New Direction Coaching and Consulting; Senior Associate, Pretrial Justice Institute.

Lakisha Best
President, Best Early Development Center; Pre-K Consulting; previously Department Chair, Early Childhood Education, Brown Mackie College; and Adjunct Instructor, Cincinnati State.

Felicia Beckham
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner; CEO, Cincinnati Black Nurse Practitioner Network.

Dr. LaTrice Montgomery
Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Dr. Rhyanne McDade
Diversity Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow, College of Health and Human Services, Northern Kentucky University; President, Apple of His Eye Inc.

Kamara Douglas
Civic Inclusion Manager, The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

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It couldn’t be easier – across the street from the Garfield Theatre, you’ll find the Butcher & Barrel, home of delicious shareables, salads, entrees, sides and desserts, plus excellent wine, craft beer and mixed drinks.

For CWC patrons, general manager Michaele Kadivnik offers a 15% discount on your order, excluding alcohol; menu is on the website. Reservations are strongly recommended, especially if you are dining between a CWC double feature. You should present your online confirmation or ticket from the event, and let your server know if there are time constraints. The discount is valid only for the date of ticket.

HOURS: MON-TUE, closed; WED-THS, 4-10 pm; FRI-SAT, 4-12 am; SUN, 4-10 pm. The kitchen closes one hour before the restaurant, every night. Hours and menu subject to change – check the website before booking. RESERVATIONS REQUESTED: 513-954-8974 or

SAFETY PROTOCOLS, from Butcher & Barrel management:
“ALL GUESTS are required to wear face masks when they arrive, and while in any common spaces. In compliance with the most recent government guidelines, we cannot allow guests to wait for a table in common areas and reservations are accepted for groups of UP TO 10 guests ONLY.”

This project is made possible with support from:


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