Why Pink Gazelle?
“To be a pink gazelle is to believe in one’s self, abilities, dreams and capacity to contribute in whatever way is authentic for her.”
– Maryanne Pope, Pink Gazelle Productions Inc
What is Pink Gazelle Productions Inc?
PGP is a Canadian company that was started by Maryanne Pope in 2002. We create literary, theatrical and cinematic works that strive to challenge, enrich and inspire the lives of both artist and audience.
Our tagline is Authentic Lives; Authentic Works.
What We Do
We tell stories that serve to entertain, educate and empower people to effect positive change in themselves and the world around them.
How We Do It
From books, blogs, plays and films to presentations, e-mail campaigns, greeting cards and inspirational quote card sets, we create and share meaningful stories that encourage and empower individuals to live with passion, purpose and perseverance.
WHY We Do What We Do
Our goal is to inspire people to reach their highest potential – because inspired people are positive, proactive people who are helping bring about change for the better in themselves, their lives and their communities.
“There are only two ways to influence human behaviour; you can manipulate it or you can inspire it.”
– Simon Sinek, Start With Why
Why The Name “Pink Gazelle Productions”?
A gazelle is a medium-sized antelope found mainly in Africa and Asia. Known for their speed, grace and alertness, gazelles are beautiful animals that tend to be on the move. In Morocco, “gazelle” is a term of endearment for a woman, which Maryanne discovered while traveling there with a friend in 2001.
A pink gazelle, on the other hoof, is a positive way for a woman to perceive herself. To be a pink gazelle is to believe in one’s self, creative capabilities and capacity to contribute to society – in whatever way is authentic for her.
Being a pink gazelle means having the courage to pursue one’s dreams with passion, purpose and integrity while developing (sigh) the patience to go through the process. A pink gazelle has a strong sense of self-worth and has learned, often the hard way, the importance of achieving her dreams and standing up for what she believes in…because if she doesn’t, who will?
“It is only when you make the process your goal that the big dream can follow.”
– Oprah Winfrey
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Our Twitter Handle: @MaryannePope
And Now We’ve Got the SHOES to Prove It!
Yes…that’s right! As you may know, Adidas came out with a delightful PINK GAZELLE running shoe! Of course, Maryanne has a pair and wears them often…so keep an eye out on Twitter for photos of her in action, wearing her trusty pink gazelles 🙂
If YOU own a pair, tweet us a pic!
About Maryanne Pope
Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. She is the executive producer of the documentary, Whatever Floats Your Boat…Perspectives on Motherhood. Maryanne is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her regular weekly blog, please sign up here.