Here’s To Life with Tori Reid

Ep. 18: Daphne Maxwell Reid – The Renaissance Woman

March 28, 2021 Daphne Maxwell Reid Season 2 Episode 18
Here’s To Life with Tori Reid
Ep. 18: Daphne Maxwell Reid – The Renaissance Woman
Show Notes

March is Women’s History Month. Tori delights in a spirited conversation honoring a special woman in her life. She made history as the first Black woman featured on the cover of Glamour magazine, as Northwestern University’s first Black homecoming queen which shocked the campus drawing national coverage, but she is widely known as “Aunt Viv” of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. In every decade since the 1960s, she’s made her mark on American culture, but she is most proud of the mark she leaves on her family. She is a Renaissance woman who is accomplished in photography, gourmet cooking, clothing design, and continues to work steadily on the small screen and in films continuing her acting career for five decades. Tori uses this conversation as a meditation for how women have gotten ahead and what they need to do to go all the way. They talk about the role of Black women historically, how to have a winning attitude, fulfilling your destiny, and so much more! Here’s to the Renaissance woman, Daphne Maxwell Reid. 


Guest:  Daphne Maxwell Reid
Host and Producer:  Tori Reid
Executive Producer:  Patrick A. Howell
Co-Executive Producer:  Tori Reid
Producer:  William Broughton
Writer(s):  Patrick A. Howell with Tori Reid 
Recorded and Edited by William Broughton
Voiceover Artist: Vïntóry Blake Moore 
Logo Photography:  Bobby Holland / MPTV Images
Photo credit for Daphne Maxwell Reid:  Unknown

Intro – “Consumer” from “The Year of 11 Project”
Outro – Produced by Stereo Mixtrumental

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