Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

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Writer-Director behind Mothering in the Movement documentary film (in development) @motheringinthemovement

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✅ Hair did ✅ Makeup did ✅ Waiting as patiently as possible for Cancers to exit the stage 😂 * * #leoseasoniscoming #leoseason #wheremylionessesat #firesign #leosturnup #howsmyhair #leosrule

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

3 Days 10 Hours Ago

Look who found her e-soulmate today. Sparks flew😉 🛴❤️🛴 * * Vince, thanks for stopping and sharing. Happy to join you as the unofficial e-scooter ambassadors to Toronto! * * If anyone @bird @segway or @limebike is listening, I’m happy to test a few units out this summer and write/post reviews 🛴🛴🛴⚡️⚡️⚡️#writerforhire #limebike #birdscooter #segway #pioneers #imhappytobeabrandambassador #callme #toronto #escooter #itselectric #gamechanger #ineedtobuystock #commuterlife #nextwaveinurbantransportation #queenwest

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

3 Days 18 Hours Ago

This Panasonic DVX100 was my first major investment in myself as a filmmaker. I remember anxiously calling producer-director @joel__gordon for advice on which camera to buy. He patiently walked me through the options and offered professional advice that I otherwise had no access to. Within months of buying it, the camera paid for itself because I was able to take on corporate gigs with confidence in my gear. Nice to throwback to these heady days of testing the waters of my dreams. So thankful for the people who held my hand 🙏🏾 * * #ireallyneedtogetbacktorunningeveryday #tenyearsandtwentypoundsago 😂 #tbt #investinyourself #mentorship #womeninfilm #blackwomeninfilm #femalefilmmakers #directher

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

4 Days 11 Hours Ago

Toronto, stop being such a sinkhole!😳⚠️ #sinkhole #toronto #infrastructure #torontostreets #parkdale

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

5 Days 10 Hours Ago

Safety first! Apparently even indoors at the production office 🤓⚠️ * * Truth be told, I absolutely LOVE that I can hop on my electric scooter and be at work by the 3rd song of my “Cruel Summer” playlist (Yeah Bananarama. Whatchu wanna say??) It’s such a welcomed change from my teacher life commute of 20km every morning by car. * * On top of all that, the production space @therealgoldelox and @gadstar have created is so inviting and conducive to well...production. I’m truly blessed 🙏🏾 * * #skrtskrt #scooterlife #escooter #womeninfilm #blackwomeninfilm #motheringinthemovement #mothering #indevelopment #filmproduction #documentaries #docfilm #blackmothers #revolutionarymothering #bernhelmets #80s #bananarama #cruelsummer #dontjudge

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

6 Days 20 Hours Ago

When I first picked up a camera professionally (L’Oreal Fashion Week circa 2005), I never could have imagined that years later I’d be making my first feature documentary about a quartet of badass mamas. A quick scroll through their timelines and you’ll understand why we’re making this film. * * To @akiomaroon @dbiyounganitafrika @kimkatrinmilan @staceyannchin and the many other mamas, grandmamas, aunties & “othermothers” across the globe, we SEE you. We acknowledge your labour in public institutions, in political spaces, in the streets of your communities, and in your homes. We understand your urgency. We honour your fierce passion, your creativity, and your presence. Thank you for living from a place of vulnerability, strength and compassion ✊🏾❤️🙏🏾 #labouroflove 🎥@motheringinthemovement #documentaryfilm #blackwomeninfilm * * Repost @therealgoldelox ・・・ Director Laurie Townshed @humanfreq setting up to film @bodymadeforlove for documentary #motheringinthemovement #afrochic

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

7 Days 9 Hours Ago

Always sweet seeing the talented @directedbykells. She was busy making magic behind the scenes for this weekend’s @afrochicto festival with special guest @erykahbadu in convo today with @motheringinthemovement mom @kimkatrinmilan ❤️🙌🏾❤️ #afrochicto #womeninfilm #blackwomeninfilm #documentaryfilm #motheringinthemovement #community #erykahbadu #baduizm

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

12 Days 15 Hours Ago

Mothering in the Movement mom Akio Maroon sums up our film’s raison d’être in one beautiful post (below). Revolutionary love, indeed. ✊🏾❤️🙏🏾 #motheringinthemovement ・・・ Repost @akiomaroon Black.Girl.Joy My whole life I've been taught to fight for freedom, for my rights to exist and to live a life worthy of the freedom fighters before me. Through school I've been taught the queen's English and a colonized history rewritten for and by men to make themselves great in the afterlife. But in times like these when Black joy has been criminalized and demonized. When Black laughter is deemed too rowdy for public space and Black dance too vulgar for the human race. Everything about Blackness is being comprised, categorized, policed, confined, stolen and repackaged; But not today. Today I'm taking a mental health day, a Black mental health day, where my only focus is on Black Joy: how to harness it, maintain it, and protect it. I wish there were more days like these. BMHDays that would be paid for by the state as reconciliation for all the Black bloodshed and hate. Photographer: @humanfreq Documentary: @motheringinthemovement #lovelikebutterflies #sweetbabyella #summer #summertime #toddler #toddlerlife #deafculture #deaftoddler #toronto #the6ix #blackgirlmagic #toddleradventures #torontolife #toddlerfashion #blacklove #blackhair #natrualhair #afro #frobabies #toddlersofinstagram #toronto_insta #microfashion #blackgirljoy #joy #happy #motheringinthemovement #blackmotherhood #blackgirl #tpphotooftheday

Laurie Townshend
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13 Days 10 Hours Ago

Back to back 🏃🏾‍♀️ That’s a streak right??! 😂🤷🏾‍♀️ #imbackbitches #nikerunclub #recoveryrun #runningselfie #runningstreak

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

14 Days 19 Hours Ago

A message for my LGBTQ students...”For those of us who are vulnerable, scared, and desperate for any assurance that things will get better, remember this moment captured in time. Let this mother’s loving glance be a substitute for the love that is being withheld from you right now. And know that you are perfect and brilliant just the way you are. You are loved” ❤️❤️❤️ Full post at @motheringinthemovement 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 #motheringinthemovement #revolutionarylove #amotherslove #blackmomsbelike #blackmothers #lgbtpride #blacklgbtq #pride #latergram #pridetoronto #blackjoy #documentaryfilm #blackwomeninfilm #blackwomendirectors #directher

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

20 Days 14 Hours Ago

This teacher-filmmaker almost didn’t make it through June in one piece 😷Finally feeling better after a painful ear/throat infection. Did I mention that SCHOOL’S OUT for summer?! Did I mention it’s officially my BIRTHDAY MONTH?!! Did I mention we’re making a feature documentary FILM about four BADASS mother-activists??!!! 🎬🎬🎬😆😆😆Let’s git it! #summervibes #farmersmarket #roncy #areyoureadyforthesummer #teachersofinstagram #filmmakerslife #blackwomeninfilm #motheringinthemovement #birthdaymonth #feelingmyself 📸@cashew23

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

20 Days 19 Hours Ago

Social media may be about curated moments, but LIFE is about the stuff that joins them together. Here’s to more life with you Babes! 😘😘😘 * * 10 special memories for 10 beautiful years infused with much love and laughter: 1)Matching stripes on New Years 2010 #matchymatchy 🎉 2) Funhouse mirrors at Nuit Blanche 3) Beach in Negril,JA (moments before a near death experience on a horse 😐) 4) Some inappropriate joke at World Pride 2014🌈 5) Ditto during wine tasting tour in Niagara 6)Home Depot shenanigans (every time we go! 😂) 7) Camp fire at Secret Beach 8) VIP pass to U2 (lost within seconds of entering thru gates 😩) 9) Film festival after-party 10) Getting glo’d up for birthday celebrations! #happyanniversary #blacklove #10yearanniversary #visibilitymatters #igotyoubabe

Laurie Townshend
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21 Days 14 Hours Ago

10 YEARS??!! Can you believe it, babes? 😆🌻❤️#letsgetit #herestothenextdecade #tothemoon 🚀#happyanniversary #10yearanniversary #blacklove #summervibes #sunflower #canadaday

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

28 Days 7 Hours Ago

What a day! Shooting for @motheringinthemovement and so many serendipitous moments happened in between! After our 3rd story window experience (last post) the whole crew hopped on a float (Thanks @tdsb.on.ca ), I had to snap a pic with my school’s Superintendent and his beautiful family, bumped into former student @rk7studios running his own security outfit, then snapped a pic with friend and fellow teacher Renee, who was marching with Amnesty International...PHEW!! But THE best part of the day was having @cashew23 by my side helping me make my filmmaking dreams come true. Happy Pride babes. You’re the only PA I’ll ever need 😘🎥🌈 #youaremorethancraftservicestome 😉 #happypride #torontopride #pridetoronto #documentary #docfilm #womeninfilm #blackwomeninfilm #directher #tdsb #teachersofinstagram #teacherfilmmaker #womenmakemovies

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

28 Days 11 Hours Ago

The kindness of strangers never ceases to amaze me. Our new friend Ethan just spotted us on Yonge street and graciously invited us upstairs to his apartment for a sweet vantage point 🎥🙏🏾#happypride #torontopride #community #documentary #docfilm #indevelopment @womeninfilm #blackwomeninfilm #directher #yongestreet #pridetoronto

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

28 Days 15 Hours Ago

Me and ma crew! The (relative) calm before the storm 🌈🌈🌈@motheringinthemovement #happypride #torontopride #documentary #docfilm #directher #blackwomeninfilm

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

29 Days 6 Hours Ago

Sometimes I don’t know whether I’m coming or going 🤷🏾‍♀️#motionblur #stateofmind #shootday #documentary #womeninfilm #directher #blackwomendirectors