Author, Movie Producer, Speaker, Actress, Mentor, Publisher, Mom, and an inspiration to those who know her!
Edie Hand’s Women of True Grit book came to life at the first Women of True Grit Conference hosted by Miles College. NASA’s Lakiesha Hawkins keynote remarks highlighted the “Moon to Mars Mission.”
This video shares some of the highlights of the First Women of True Grit Conference hosted by Miles College on April 21, 2023
The Women of True Grit Song plays in the background.
Some of Our Current Activities
Book Signing at Little Professor
The Little Professor Bookshop hosted a wine and cheese book signing along with a panel discussion featuring women from the book like Dr. Judy Kuriansky, Alie B. Gorrie, former First Lady of Alabama, Patsy Riley, and Victoria Hallman.
Congrats to Linc Hand on NCIS Hawaii
Edie Hand sends a shout-out to her son, Linc who has appeared in numerous NCIS Hawaii episodes this season. He is also in the two-part season finale showing on May 15th and May 22nd. His character Charlie 1 was popular with fans, so expect great new things with Linc’s film/television career.
NASA Film Screening & WOTG Meet & Greet
Edie Hand along with a number of NASA women who appeared in her book and in the video documentaries hosted a Meet and Greet event and showcased the first Women of True Grit documentary featuring some of the NASA women. We invite you to view some of the photos from this great event.
Edie Hand- Reel Lumiere
Edie Hand’s story from the trials and tribulations to the many challenges and successes in her life is highlighted in the cover story in Reel Lumiere this March. After a career as an actress, advertising executive, writer, and speaker; she leveraged all of that in her Women of True Grit books, articles, video vignettes . . .
Unbeatable Podcasts Interviews Edie
Jeff Struecker's Unbeatable Podcasts have over 102 Thousand downloads and topics cover life's triumphs and tragedies. Stories about how his guests overcome loss, grief, and danger in the moments that defined them and propelled them forward. Recently he interviewed...
Women of True Grit Book Press Release
Women of True Grit Inspires From All Walks of Life And to Those Around Them The Edie Hand Foundations Brand Women of True Grit Encourages Women To Share their Stories and Passion from Trials they face to Triumph. Passion, Perseverance, and Positive Projection are all...
Edie Hand’s Women of True Grit book has inspired and grown into podcasts, video documentaries, monthly magazine features, and now into an online network of women across the country.
We invite you to explore our Women of True Grit Website and learn more about upcoming conferences, book releases, and other events.
Women of True Grit Hub
News, Articles, & Blog Posts
Donna Roberts – Reel Lumiere
The featured Woman of True Grit in the January issue of Reel Lumiere magazine is Donna Roberts. Donna is an Environmental Advocate, Filmmaker, Educator, and Mother. She went from broadcasting at CNN in Macon, Georgia to Montreal, Canada. Within a few years, she and a...
Biscuits with Chocolate Gravy
This holiday recipe has been in Edie Hand’s family for a few generations. It was a favorite of her Grandma Alice. Buttermilk Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy. Grandma made our Christmases simply chocolatey with her buttermilk biscuits and chocolate gravy. We count Grandma’s chocolate recipes among our Christmas treasures, and we think of her often.
SWIFT Summit Gallery
Edie Hand attended the 2022 Southern Women in Film & Television Summit in Nashville and participated in panel discussions, moderated the Faith in Film discussion, and presented the Legacy Award to Jeannie Seely at the Alice Awards Dinner.
Jeannie Seely – Reel Lumiere
Country music legend Jeannie Seely has achieved chart-topping songs as a solo artist, as a duet partner, and as a songwriter. She was inducted as a member of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry more than fifty years ago and became the first female to regularly host segments of the weekly shows.
Edie Hand’s Women of True Grit: Behind the Scenes Filming
Edie Hand and a production crew from ABC Sinclair Broadcasting in Alabama were recently at the NASA Marshall Space and Flight Center doing interviews with Dr. Lisa Watson-Morgan and Lakiesha Hawkins.
90th Birthday Celebration for Country Boy Eddie
Edie Hand remembers being mentored by Gordon Edwards Burns, known to most as Country Boy Eddie. Edie shared that he taught her about sales and helped refine her hosting skills for his Saturday community events held on a trailer truck bed in parking lots across...
Hunting in the Back Woods of Alabama
Edie’s company Hand ‘N Hand Entertainment was working with John Hall and Company to produce new video footage for their real estate company. Afterward, she and the team did some hunting and relaxed at the lodge with videographer Norton Dill and the John Hall team members.
St Jude Children's Research Hospital Golf Tournament
Each year FedEx sponsors a golf tournament in Memphis, TN to raise funds for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Edie Hand attends on a regular basis and shares some photos on her Flickr album.
Women of True Grit in Reel Lumiere Magazine
As a member of the Nashville Women in Film and Television organization, Edie Hand produces a monthly Women of True Grit article highlighting a diverse group of women, their talents, achievements, and how they attained a level of success in their chosen field. These women come from the fields of Gospel and Country singing, Science, Education, Medicine, Business, and the Entertainment Industry.
Edie Hand Foundation
The Edie Hand Foundation is a non-profit organization with a focus on various programs geared towards helping children including the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital