…Terri J. Vaughn, Tequilla Whitfield, and Malinda Williams all supporters of Saving Our Daughters Book Series

We would like to again Thank Tequilla Whitfield (who also serves as SOD’s Program Director) Terri J. Vaughn and Malinda Williams for their continuous support of the campaigns’ initiatives for the past 4 years.

“We are so excited to announce the opening premiere of the movie “A Bear to Cross” appearing February 18th on the GMC Network to support our favorite actresses of our campaign”, states Saving Our Daughters staff.


A Cross to Bear is a feature film focused on center character Erica Moses, Danielle Deadwyler, and her battle to overcome the pain and guilt of her past.  Erica, who has been on her own since the age of 14, deals with being the victim of an abusive relationship, the loss of her 15 month old daughter, and a strong addiction to alcohol.

Erica finds herself homeless and at a crossroads when she is presented with the opportunity to change her life around from the help of well-respected community figure, Joan Blackford, played by Kim fields.  Joan houses young abandoned women and helps them restore their lives.  With the help of her friend and partner Fae, Malinda Williams, Erica and several other young women realize that their past does not have to dictate their future.  Joan and Fae help these women acquire the strength to forgive themselves and others who have hurt them.  Through this experience Erica forms a new understanding of God and how God can help her overcome all obstacles.

Along her journey to finding peace and finding good in others, Erica forms a special friendship with Tina, played by Tamika Tanner, who is a resident at Joan’s House struggles with an addiction to prescription drugs.  Tina is the first person in a long time to get Erica to open up about her career dreams and aspirations, and ultimately encourage her to tell the truth about the death of her daughter.

Erica also finds a new friend and love interest in a guy name Charles, played by Jackie Long, who is a security guard at the office where she works.  Erica is quickly interested in forming a relationship with Charles until he shows his disgust for the homeless on their first date.  Erica faces a few more trials that cause her to be kicked out of Joan’s home, but on her own Erica is able to overcome her battle and show real strength and perseverance.  As audiences empathize with Erica’s unfortunate circumstances they will cheer for her new beginnings.

A Cross to Bear shows that sometimes the hardest part of the journey is the first step.

Catch the Premiere Times Below
GMC Network Channel –  Premiere February 18, 2011  at 7, 9 & 11 pm