I am a Fun, Foxy, Filmmaker who understands brotherhood, your road dog, your ride or die, your true family. I have always coveted the brotherhood connection many men have.
I will always be radically honest with you too. Through honesty we are able to go deep into our hearts and souls, which is why I am here.
I believe feminism f-ed up because the men didn’t come.
I know that’s funny, but there is truth in comedy and there’s a reason I share funny things!
Law-enforcement, military, men of service, and real MEN used to freak me out. I was scared of you. If you gave me a stadium of gentlemen, I would find the rageaholic unconscious dude like a magnet. It was a pattern of going after my father’s love, until I was thrown into my own healing while making my documentary.
Now I have the utmost respect and appreciation for men. I see you and I thank you for giving me the space to speak freely and openly with you. We can help each other in many ways. After years on the road interviewing survivors of abuse, I also learned about and now speak for many male survivors who tend to be more silent than women victims.
My first film was my documentary to survey women in America. I asked, “Who are you, where have you been, and where are you going?” I wanted to inspire women to help each other because I grew up in the fashion industry and then Hollywood so I had only seen women cutting each other down, not elevating each other like we are now in my community network.
I surveyed women by using my name as a vehicle so I interviewed all the other Angela Sheltons in the United States who would speak to me. I discovered the horrifyingly shocking fact that 70% of the women who shared my name also shared stories of child sexual abuse rape and/or domestic violence. That does not mean don’t name your child Angela Shelton. I could have chosen any name. It means that violence and abuse is a pandemic.
Some of the Angelas had abusers, perpetrators, rapists, and batterers who served the military or were police officers. They were men of service, which added to my fear and distrust. Then I began traveling with my film and the book I wrote about how making that film changed my life forever, Finding Angela Shelton. You can read it on Kindle or listen to the audio on my app.
Saying that I searched for other Angela Sheltons and found myself is too simple a line because it is far more complex than that, like all of us. My story had a happy ending though! Most of the Angela Sheltons left abusive husbands, put themselves through school, started their own businesses, have great relationships, the alcoholic went into rehab, and my film went on to be a part of a grassroots movement of healing and source of awareness worldwide.
What I found after my search was LOVE. I learned how to and now live IN LOVE. The “I love Angela Shelton” logo represents love full circle. It shows resiliency after trauma. It’s a symbol that the Angela Sheltons made it through and are powerful, awe-inspiring women of God.
It also celebrates the fact that I didn’t kill myself. It shows the happy ending of LOVE after escaping hell. Watch my headliner speech below about how I fell IN LOVE because of others loving me.
My Survey of women said: we’ve been through terrible things and are soldiers in our lives. We are healing and becoming stronger. And we need each other’s help. So I began talking to MEN.
I came to understand male survivors and the secrecy and shame that goes with their experiences. Then I began to interview any and all men who would speak to me (9999+ on Tinder) and I got to know thousands of men, from young to old, from convicts to correction officers. I began to get to know men in service. I began to hear your stories of why you were called to be in service. I spoke to men who are dominate, submissive, confused, angry, lonely, sad, and in need of affection and purpose.
I have also heard what you have been through and witnessed and I know why you do what you do. I get it. I got you.
That love, respect, and appreciation is what I had hoped to find in women when I started my documentary. The respect and love for men and brotherhood I learned through my travels lead me to my second film, The Hammer and is also why I am on OnlyFans: https://onlyfans.com/mommyteaches
The Hammer is my Heart, Baby! It is the true story of best friends who ended up in prison together (very symbolic of how many of us are in prison in our fears, doubts, and worries) and how real brotherhood was the love that opened the door to freedom! It is a true story about a prison boxer who was offered freedom to fight in the 1984 Olympics to win the gold for the US but he said no. The movie reveals why.
This film is my love letter to men, men in service, men who understand brotherhood, male survivors, young men, and men in law enforcement. This is my love letter to the masculine.
Watch the trailer and see The Hammer on Amazon Prime or anywhere you watch outside of Netflix or Hulu.