Co-presented by Atlas Performing Arts Center
In conversation with Marcia L. Dyson
Vivica A. Fox brings her signature style, wit, and wisdom to the page in her new book Every Day I’m Hustling.
Vivica A. Fox is a dynamo who has created a lasting career on her own, through sheer, roll-up-your-sleeves DIY hustle. Every Day I’m Hustling is a personal book with a message Fox passionately believes in: that you make your own luck, that you never ever wake up in the morning thinking somebody’s going to call you and offer you that part or ask you out on that date that’s going to change your life, that you have to wake up and put on your longest eyelashes and fiercest heels and go out and make your life happen yourself.
The actress provides start-today strategies for success in business and “been there” lessons in love, buttressed with stories from her early family life all the way through to today. Always honest and always funny, Fox also tells behind-the-scenes tales from some of her biggest movies, such as Uma Thurman’s life-changing advice during Kill Bill and Will Smith’s downtime pep talk on Independence Day. And she maps out exactly what it took to come back with a role on the smash hit Empire and her own frisky show on Lifetime, Vivica’s Black Magic. She also shares her how-is-she-53? secrets to looking your best, no matter the age on your driver’s license.
Praise for Every Day I’m Hustling
“Like her spot-on portrayals in front of the camera, she is totally entertaining as an author. Every Day I’m Hustlingis a feel-good fairy tale-like narrative in which the heroine, who comes from a humble midwestern family, works hard and accomplishes her dream. What separates this from other celebrity memoirs is Fox’s realness.” —Essence magazine
“Fox’s plainspoken prose is entertaining and her fans will appreciate her beauty tips, style secrets, and frankness about aging in Hollywood.” —Library Journal
“Fox does not hold back about the amount of hard work it takes to make it in Hollywood, or anywhere else. It was refreshing to hear the real stories of what it took to get there…. If you’re ready to get to the next level and want real advice about how to get there, pick up this book today.” —Her magazine
“More than a simple memoir, Fox also offers advice for overcoming the everyday struggles of life and career.” —ABC News
Vivica A. Fox is an actress, producer, and TV host. After getting her start in soap operas, most notably Generations, she went on to star in Independence Day, Kill Bill, and the hit FOX show Empire. She was also the recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her work on the lifetime series Missing. Vivica lives in Los Angeles.
Marcia L. Dyson is one of America’s most respected civil-social activists and is the president and CEO of M and M Dyson, LLC, an international consultant enterprise in matters of business development, marketing, political strategies, and social engagement. She has dedicated her life, ministry, and career to fighting gender inequality and oppression as well as economic and political inequity at the local, national, and international levels, and is a contributor to Essence magazine.
This event will be held at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002.