On April 9th, Lifetime is set to premiere a brand new original film, telling the untold story of Ni’Cola Mitchell. Titled, Giving Hope: The Ni’Cola Mitchell Story, the film stars Tatyana Ali in the lead role.
Ni’Cola Mitchell founded the Girls Who Brunch Tour, a nonprofit organization that was designed to cultivate, inspire, and empower girls worldwide between the ages of 9-17 years old.
Ali stars in the emotional true story of best-selling author and inspirational speaker Ni’Cola Mitchell, who after experiencing sexual violence as a young girl, founded an organization dedicated to saving at risk girls from abuse and exploitation.
Giving Hope: The Ni’Cola Mitchell Story synopsis
Ni’Cola Mitchell (Tatyana Ali), successful author, publisher and speaker, realizes at a book signing that her calling is to help disadvantaged girls. Ni’Cola understands what it is like to overcome huge hurdles in life including a difficult childhood and a cancer diagnosis, and after putting her own writing career on hold, she launches Girls Who Brunch, events designed to make young women feel seen and empowered. With the support of her sister Nene (Nadine Whiteman Roden) and daughters Diamond (Kudakwashe Rutendo) and Destani (Mikalah Reid-Beckette), she pours everything she has into the organization, including her own money and mobilizes volunteers, coaches and community leaders to help host events. Ni’Cola is named A Woman of Worth by L’Oréal and sponsorship opportunities begin to come in, helping Girls Who Brunch expand nationally and travel to dozens of cities across the country, reaching tens of thousands of girls in the process.
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