Storm Reid is not your average millennial she’s inspirational, empowering, and passionate about making a difference on and off the big screen. Her positivity and spirit of motivation left me uplifted during a recent interview. Storm Reid is a young woman to watch as she shines in the upcoming film “A Wrinkle In Time”. I’m sure we’ll see more from her in the near future.
“It means everything to me and it’s very empowering for me as a young to represent the little girls that look like me and being able to give them hope and know that they can have any opportunity they wanna have and they can do anything no matter their big hair or their big nose, as people say, or their glasses or their skin tone. They can do anything. So, for me able to be that for them and be an inspiration and to uplift them and empower them in a time like this where everybody’s so divided and it’s so dark. It means a lot.”
Storm Reid had the chance to work closely with Oprah, Reese, Mindy while filming A Wrinkle In Time. These amazing women are known for being difference makers so it was important to know what Storm learned from each of them. Here is what she had to say “They’re all so great and I learned from each and every one of them constant graciousness they’re so amazing and empowering. They’re A-List stars, but they don’t act like it. They’re so grounded and so humble I just love them Ms. Oprah told me don’t waste energy on things you can’t change in life when you can be using that energy on something positive in your life. So, they’re just all so great and I’m glad that I have them in my corner to pour into me and just be around me, ’cause they’re amazing women.”
Storm Reid wasn’t shy when it came to sharing what she learned from her Mom who seems to be an amazing woman. Sacrificing for Storm to become a young actor at the age of 3 and empowering her to be confident. “My mom taught me that and instilled to have confidence really reassure me that I was enough and that I am worthy of being loved, and I do have faults and challenges, but that can’t stop me.”
Awareness of history is key to overcoming challenges today most African Americans may face when looking at hardships related to race and discrimination. When Storm Reid was asked if she could tassering anywhere in the world, where would go you? Her answer left the room in silence for a moment inside and out all I could do was smile.”I would like to go the past during with my knowledge as Storm this 14-year-old girl I would go back into the Civil Rights Movement. Just see how I would deal with that and cope with that and with my knowledge now and see how I would deal with those things. Then come back and see how I could kind of change the future. because I feel segregation and inequality is still going on. So, if I could have that knowledge of how I experience that and how I could’ve changed that and come back here in times like this, that would be really cool.”
Storm Reid left the room with gems before she went on with her day. She shined her light and left us all with a smile. Make sure you catch her on the big screen as Meg in the film “A Wrinkle In Time” premiering March 9th.
From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.
Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who just wants to fit in. The daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother, Charles Wallace, but she has yet to realize it for herself. Complicating matters is the mysterious disappearance of Mr. Murry, which has left Meg devastated and her mother broken-hearted. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin to three celestial beings (Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who) who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they embark on their formidable quest. Traveling via a wrinkling of time and space are known as tessering, they are transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil force. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must face the darkness within herself in order to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness rapidly enveloping the Universe.