The why?- “Because I had something to say. I wanted to use my personal testimony to take away the shame surrounding domestic violence issues. Also, because I enjoy writing and theatre”!- Sheryl
Changing the Narrative: ” I am intentional in what I write, speak, and do. My messaging is connected to my experiences so I can shed light on the cycle of abuse. When given the opportunity, I speak at small groups and conferences about living in a state of awareness. I am intentional about ensuring my life is aligned with my messaging of empowering other victims of domestic abuse to challenge their internal dialogue. I do not want to be a contradiction of what I stand for or who I have presented myself to be. So I have been intentional in remaining authentic, intentional of who and what I am connected with and in that way my life will speak for itself. Authenticity changes the narrative. I have been transparent about my abuses, (some self -imposed) . I have taken accountability for my actions. Changing the narrative is dependent on changing your state of mind and leading without the fear of doing what is unpopular.
Sheryl Hatwood has used her experiences to educate and awaken people to issues they may have silenced. She feels that speaking about her experiences keeps her work authentic. “I am not a follower by nature, so I lead and take risks. I believe my success comes from God, and because I am pursuing my purpose and my calling, I am successful.”
Endless Voice Productions LLC,a theatrical production and events company. Our objective is to portray the external view of the inner voice – speaking to issues which are unconventional styles in theatre. We believe speaking on issues which are uncomfortable shifts the power of the offense. On our events side, we purpose always to inspire others. We introduced A Woman’s Worth Awards which honors women who have overcome personal challenges and are reaching back to help others.
Sheryl Hatwood, is the Founder and President of Endless Voice Productions, LLC, a company which delivers innovative and creative playwrights as well as inspiring events. Her most recent works include the theatrical production of “The Wounded Soul” and the creation of “A Woman’s Worth Awards”. She is currently set to release her new production in 2019 entitled “Losing My Religion”. Any platform Sheryl is given she promotes the message of overcoming and living authentically! Having been interviewed by such magazines as , “RollingOut”, “Sheen”, Black Westchester Magazine”, “Unapologetically US”, “Urban Magazine”, “Newark Black Magazine”, featured in “Westchester Magazine” and live appearances on Aspire TV, Arise Entertainment 30, and Madame Noire TV Show, Sheryl reveals her experience of hardships and shares her journey to restoration to encourage her audiences to live bolder.
As an accomplished pianist, lyricist, and songwriter, Sheryl continues to impress her audiences by transforming collaborative art forms into expressive theatrical productions and engaging events. Her mantra “Every decision will cost you something, doing nothing is still a decision”- Sheryl
Sharing a secret, My favorite music is country western! People look at me and say “what?” , but the storytelling in country music is amazing and creative!
Sheryl was asked what 3 things she feels every business owner should know?
1. Why are they doing what they do (driven by money doesn’t last as long as one’s passion)
2. What is your message? (What do I want people to know or feel when they attend my event or use my product?)
3. What differentiates you from your competitor?
I asked Sheryl, “what is your favorite part and worst part of what you do”?
She answered, “My favorite part of being a playwright, is seeing words come to life in the live productions. The worst part is not knowing what to do, but I have turned that challenge into a positive. Not knowing what to do, propels me into being resourceful, and I discover new and creative ways to overcome those stumbling blocks”.
In business the ups and downs provide lessons. Sheryl describes her hardest lesson as, “Trusting myself and others. I have learned to delegate and as long as I communicate the vision, to trust the people I have entrusted to execute.” Many entrepreneurs struggle with these exact obstacles, so this may be relatable to most! If she could tell her 20 year old self anything, it would be,”Thank you for the lessons. Without out them, today would be irrelevant”!
I am inspired by…
God’s creation around me and the intricate details of how He has orchestrated everything beautifully. Our life is God’s art on display.
Play “Losing My Religion” being released late 2019/2020. Based on the hypocrisies in the churches today.
It will be released in Westchester County, NY and we are currently looking for the theatre in order to secure the date.
Go to www.endlessvoiceproductions.com for any updated related to my shows.
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