Leigh and Ellie hang out with one of Tagg Magazine’s 2022 Enterprising Women, Sheri Johnson. Sheri is the founder and CEO of the streaming network Strong Voices Television (@SVTVNetwork). We talk about how she took a comment from a friend and turned it into a series and then created an entire network. We examine the idea of what it means to be labeled a stud and why Sheri doesn’t identify as one. We also talk about Sheri’s new children’s book “Black Girl Magic.”
Sheri’s web series was born out of a comment that her life should be a TV show. She took that idea and ran with it and created Studville TV, a web series about four black lesbians. Studville TV was on YouTube for three seasons before it was demonetized by the platform. This lead Sheri to create her own streaming network with the purpose of championing the LGBTQ+ community in television, film, sports, and advocacy. The network gained 15,000 subscribers within the first 30 days from launch and has been growing ever since.