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About Us

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Esther Productions Inc.’s name has been among women’s empowerment pioneers since 2004, when it was founded by jonetta rose barras--an award-winning poet, fiction writer, biographer, and author of BlackBoard Bestseller "Whatever Happened to Daddy’s Little Girl: The Impact of Fatherlessness on Black Women," ------with a cadre of dedicated professionals. The organization uses the arts to heal, inspire and empower  girls and women, especially those suffering the trauma of father absence.


A nonprofit, 501 c (3) tax-exempt educational, social, arts and cultural corporation, Esther Productions is based in the Washington, DC. However, it is an undeniable presence on the national scene adding voice and value to conferences, symposia and festivals. Its partnerships with other organizations extend from Virginia to Maryland, North Carolina, Louisiana and Texas. 

An innovator, Esther Productions Inc. offers a variety of unique tools and techniques to ensure girls and women achieve self-actualization. The organization also is dedicated to restoring and strenghtening families and enhancing the academic achievement of children and youth from under-resourced communities. 

A board of directors helps guide the organization’s overall mission and activities. An advisory committee  that includes experts, celebrities and citizens from affected communities assist Esther Productions Inc in designing and planning programs, ensuring their authenticity, integrity and effectiveness. All programs are evaluated by members of their target audience and independent external consultants.

We are supported financially by a variety of corporations and individuals including Kerry S. Pearson LLC, Fort Myer Construction Corporation Charitable Foundation, Pepco, an Exelon Corporation, and Emmanuel Bailey. 

We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

Esther Productions is dedicated to using the arts—literature, movement and painting—to guide girls and women in finding, capturing and accelerating their personal magic and power while expanding their wealth and influence in their communities and in the world.

Our Mission

Our Vision

Esther Productions Inc. sees a world where girls and women are celebrated leaders using their experiences and imaginations to create and advance a diverse society where the contribution of each individual is welcomed and valued.

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