In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BET Her will kick off its fourth season of The Waiting Room — a series of stories about Black women and their life altering medial diagnosis. This season’s short films, Oh Baby Baby and The Pink Fight, follow the journeys of women battling breast cancer from diagnosis to coping and healing.
If Loving You is Wrong actress Edwina Findley stars in Oh Baby Baby, a story about a fashion entrepreneur who develops breast cancer from IVF treatments while trying to conceive a baby. Co-written by Maggy Francois and Maimah Karmo, the Tichina Arnold-directed short airs Saturday, October 8, at 10 p.m. ET.
In an interview with BlackFilm.com, Arnold discusses why she decided to take part in the project.
“Now I’m older, I have more of an experience with life,” she says of her directorial debut. “Even though I am not a breast cancer survivor, even though I’ve never been diagnosed with breast cancer … never used IVF treatments, I thought this situation was a great time for me … because of the great content,” she said. “We finally get to tell our own stories.”
Actress LisaRaye McCoy takes on directing duties in The Pink Fight, a story revolving around a boxer diagnosed with breast cancer. Written by K. Senay, the film follows the boxer and her wife as they fight for survival both in and out of the ring.
Season 4 of The Waiting Room airs Saturday, October 8, on BET Her.
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