Lemonade Movie

The byline of this movie is: It's not a pink slip. It's a blank page.

I've been waiting for the full release of this movie for a long time. All the marketing done on it was through social media and the movie is made available free on YouTube and Hulu. Even the resources needed to make the film was all done through donations. As it says on their website, "this is a project by and for those who have been affected by unemployment."

It's a documentary that interviews advertising executives who were laid off from their "secure" jobs, to see what they are doing with their life now. From a moviemaker, to a painter, to a man who changed his gender, it's stories about people being put in a position where they can no longer just get by and have to do what they were meant to do.

Being that I was also laid off from an ad agency, I can confidently say looking back now that it was the best thing that happened to me. The process of being "freed" was painful and life sucking but now that I'm on the other side of it, I'm only grateful that it happened.

Be inspired. Be encouraged. And even if you are happily employed, take a minute to watch this film, because it's fundamentally about overcoming your circumstances whatever they may be.