the story

An extension of Tamika Newhouse’s memoir podcast, Traces of Mika, the film offers an intimate journey inside the life of a teen mom turned young CEO who returns home to reconnect with her family. Her enlightening journey of healing from past trauma and loss, takes her on a quest of self-healing, mending fences, and accepting her past.

A film that takes us on a spiritual voyage where we witness her discover the steps needed to move forward in healing. Tackling family trauma, death, and broken promises, Mika hopes to reconnect and heal from her past as she prepares to celebrate the tenth anniversary of her bestselling novel, Cookie a Fort Worth Story. Her testimony shows how perseverance, forgiveness, and facing your truths can lead to healing and conquering your dreams no matter what. Audiences will be reminded that Black women’s stories are worth telling as we continue to understand Black women’s journey of self-discovery, mastering motherhood, and conquering their dreams in a world where society calls them “Angry”. 

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