'From the Bottom Up' Season 3 Rebuilds With a New Cast

 Cast of 'From the Bottom Up' Season 3
 By Mwabi Kaira

The court of public opinion is tough. One misleading headline or wrong information can change a person’s whole life and there’s no convincing anyone of the truth once the untruth is out there. Our judicial system is even worse, you can serve your time but forever have the label follow you. We talk redemption but barely allow it. We are quick to throw people away instead of rehabilitating them and welcoming them back to society with no judgement.

BET Her’s From the Bottom Up takes black women who have been to the bottom and are making their way back to the top. In the Season 3 opener we meet new cast members Brandi Davis, Angela Stanton and Tamika Wright. Brandi and Angela served time in prison and are navigating their lives as convicted felons now that they are back home.

'From the Bottom Up' Season 3 Trailer 

Brandi served 7 and a half years for conspiracy to distribute drugs and is dealing with trust issues as she raises her teenage son. Angela served 2 and a half years for white collar fraud and is dealing with her teenage son who is getting in trouble at school and in need of therapy. Tamika reveals that she found out that her husband might have fathered a child outside their marriage right before his sentencing for illegally cashing WIC checks.

From The Bottom Up is an 8 episode docu-series that will follow these women including Danielle Jones and Iesha Jeng as they work on themselves while they rise above the adversity and the scrutiny they have encountered in the public eye. They will learn how to communicate with their kids and most importantly they will learn the significance that the support from other women is and how it is vital to healing and redemption. 

Nicci Gilbert & the cast of 'From the Bottom Up' Season 3 chat with SiriusXM host Karen Hunter

Nicci Gilbert created the show from her own lowest moment. She explains,
“I wanted to create a show about women who achieved success then hit rock bottom in the public eye just like I had and show how they built their lives back up. I wanted a show where women could turn their mess into a message and their test into their testimony.”
The show has had 2 successful seasons where previous cast members Stacii Jae Johnson (Atlanta political fundraiser pulled over for DUI), Christine Beatty (Chief of Staff for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick caught up in a sex scandal), Sara Stokes (former member of Diddy’s Making The Band 2 with domestic violence charges), Kim Smeadly (administered illegal butt injections to women across the US), and Chrystale Wilson (known from her role in the movie The Players Club) have all found their footing and are far from their bottoms.
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Mwabi Kaira is an African girl navigating her way in an American world.  She is of Zambian and Malawian heritage and moved to the USA in 1993.  Writing has been her passion since she could put a sentence together on the page. Mothering her sons is her pride and joy.  She has been an avid runner since 2013 and has run 10 half marathons and a full marathon.  Keep up with her at http://africanbeautifulme.blogspot.com/

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