Lisa Cunningham had a wakeup call when her father died In 2006. At the time she was a spiritual, mental and physical wreck and although she was rising professionally in the entertainment industry, she had no passion for her work anymore. At one of the darkest times, divine intervention prevailed, and Lisa was tasked by someone to find her life's purpose which began with a change in mindset and a big pivot.
Today, Lisa challenges anyone who crosses her path who has not yet figured out their calling; to open up the channels, get on the right frequency and find joy from "walking in your purpose" every day. She recalls, “This process began by shifting perspective and dreaming differently for myself.” Below you can hear more about how she did just that.
Lisa Cunningham is passionate about diversity and inclusion and shares on this topic during a TEDx Talk in Atlanta.
"Take What You Need... A Conversation Between LGBTQ and Straight Atlanta was a successful event created and moderated by Lisa Cunningham.
Here is a compilation of work from Lisa Cunningham throughout various arenas
"Life is like a remix to a song, you might speed things up, slow them down or collaborate to create that magic that's inside of you."
Member of the City of Atlanta
LGBTQ Advisory Board
Appointed by Keisha Lance Bottoms
2018-2022 (Co-Chair of Arts Ent. Comm.
Member of the Atlanta Mayor, Andre Dickens, 2022
Transition team of community stakeholders
Member of the Reel Divas. A coalition of women directors, producers and writers in the film, television and digital media industry.
DIVERSITY EVENT PRODUCER
Produced the 1st Annual City of Atlanta Black LGBTQ Pride Reception with over 700 attendees
Co-produced the Fulton County Board of Health Stop HIV ATL Media Launch Event with over 300 attendees
DIRECTOR / EXEC. PRODUCER
Directed this promo for Ford Motors with three Black women's outdoor organizations featuring the Bronco Sport.
Executive Produced and directed this marketing video for the Black Women's Health Imperative for a campaign called The Power of Sure' with Mary J. Blige.
Executive produced and co-directed this PSA about cervical health with Ciara.
Directed this promo about mammogram health featuring Vanessa Bell Calloway, Essence Atkins, Free Mari
Directed this Short Film for Strayer University on the topic of maternal health.
Directed this Keshia Knight Pulliam spot titled "Own Your Ish" for HIV Awareness.