Reel Lumiere Magazine is a digital publication of the Nashville Women in Film and Television organization. They regularly feature a Woman of True Grit based on an interview by Edie Hand, author of Edie Hand’s Women of True Grit Book. Many of those features are shown on these pages.

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Jana & Mary White in Reel Lumiere

Jana & Mary White in Reel Lumiere

In the August-September issue of Reel Lumiere Edie Hand features two Women of True Grit. A story of a mother and daughter overcoming some incredible challenges.  Jana White begins her story:   Life comes with challenges—some we expect and others we don’t. I never...

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Suzanne Garber Woman of True Grit

Suzanne Garber Woman of True Grit

Suzanne Garber has led a life that has been challenging, took her all over the globe working as an executive with FedEx, endured cancer, and partnered with Global Action to build and support orphanages in India and Uganda, as well as independently supporting an...

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Edie Hand- Reel Lumiere

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 . . .

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Donna Roberts – Reel Lumiere

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...

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Sunny Brown -Reel Lumiere

Sunny Brown -Reel Lumiere

The featured Woman of True Grit in the December issue of Reel Lumiere magazine is Sunny Brown. Sunny is a Comedienne, Entertainer, Writer, Actor, and Happy.  She describes herself as a “late bloomer” and while she always had a good sense of humor that performing personality did come out until years later.  After the kids were off to college her writing started and the result was her . . .

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Jeannie Seely – Reel Lumiere

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.

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Reel Lumiere Features Dr. Trevy McDonald

Reel Lumiere Features Dr. Trevy McDonald

The Women of True Grit selection for February is Trevy McDonald. She is an Associate Professor at UNC Hussman School of Journalism. Her teaching interests include diversity and media, electronic communication, and media and society. She is the owner of Reyomi Global...

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Donna Stoney – Reel Lumiere -True Grit Story

Donna Stoney – Reel Lumiere -True Grit Story

Donna Stoney has spent three decades building a career that places people and their quality of life at the center of everything that she has done. A successful serial entrepreneur, Stoney is the Founder of Stoney Wines and Executive Director at StoneyBrooke...

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Kelly Lang – Reel Lumiere-True Grit Story

Kelly Lang – Reel Lumiere-True Grit Story

Kelly Lang is a singer and songwriter with a voice of an angel whose heart-wrenching lyrics and soulful presence connect at a deeper level with the listener. She is no stranger to grit. As a child, she saw the county music industry by her father’s side who was the...

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CeCe Winans- Reel Lumiere – True Grit Story

CeCe Winans- Reel Lumiere – True Grit Story

CeCe Winans is considered to be the biggest-selling and most-awarded female gospel music artist of all time. Recording and performing as both a solo artist and as a duo with her brother BeBe, CeCe has influenced generations of singers throughout her career. She has...

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Bobbie Knight – Reel Lumiere- True Grit Story

Bobbie Knight – Reel Lumiere- True Grit Story

Bobbie Knight President—Miles College, Birmingham, Alabama Retired from Alabama Power Company, where she served in a variety of leadership and management roles, including as Vice President of the Birmingham Division (Alabama Power's largest division), Vice President...

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Dale Smith Thomas – Reel Lumiere -True Grit Interview

Dale Smith Thomas – Reel Lumiere -True Grit Interview

Dale Smith Thomas Featured in Reel Lumiere-  Dale Smith Thomas is the president and founder of Winners By Choice, Inc. and an international motivational speaker and author. Dale’s empowering, enlightening and entertaining message has challenged and inspired hundreds...

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Irene Mandrell – Reel Lumiere-True Grit Interview

Irene Mandrell – Reel Lumiere-True Grit Interview

Irlene Mandrell Featured in Reel LumiereThe May Issue of Reel Lumiere features Irlene Mandrell, one of the Mandrell Sisters.  She recently wrote a book entitled, God Rains Miracles which can be purchased on her website. https://www.irlenemandrell.com/ Reel Lumiere...

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Women of True Grit Article -Judy Kuriansky

Women of True Grit Article -Judy Kuriansky

Return to Women of True Grit Highlights PageReel Lumiere Magazine Features Women of True Grit Nashville Women in Film and Television offers readers and those in the media industry a digital magazine entitled, Reel Lumiere.  As part of their content, they feature an...

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Women of True Grit- Brig. General Wilma Vaught

Women of True Grit- Brig. General Wilma Vaught

Return to Women of True Grit Highlights PageReel Lumiere Magazine Features Women of True Grit Nashville Women in Film and Television offers readers and those in the media industry a digital magazine entitled, Reel Lumiere.  As part of their content, they feature an...

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Nancy Giles Featured

Nancy Giles Featured

Return to Women of True Grit Highlights PageReel Lumiere Magazine Features Women of True Grit FeatureNashville Women in Film and Television debuted a digital magazine entitled, Reel Lumiere.  As part of their premier issue, they featured an excerpt from Women of True...

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Women of True Grit – Mary Jean Eisenhower

Women of True Grit – Mary Jean Eisenhower

Return to Women of True Grit Highlights PageReel Lumiere Magazine Features Women of True Grit FeatureNashville Women in Film and Television debuted a digital magazine entitled, Reel Lumiere.  As part of their premier issue, they featured an excerpt from Women of True...

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Joanne Carson – Reel Lumiere Magazine

Joanne Carson – Reel Lumiere Magazine

Return to Women of True Grit Highlights Page Reel Lumiere Magazine Features Women of True Grit Feature Nashville Women in Film and Television debuted a digital magazine entitled, Reel Lumiere.  As part of their premier issue, they featured an excerpt from Women of...

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