|Cast of ‘From the Bottom Up’ Season 3|
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.
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.