Tracy Rector: Why did you want to produce the film “No Ordinary Love” on intimate partner violence?
In episode 327 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we interview Tracy Rector. She is a speaker, an award-winning film producer, an author, and a survivor who uses her voice to raise awareness of gender-based violence. USA Today recognized her film, No Ordinary Love, as one of the “biggest summer movies” in 2021. She’s spoken at events in the US, including Guam, Asia Pacific and the UK. Tracy served as board chair of the 2nd largest domestic violence agency in Texas. Her passion and energy are ever-present on stage. After the film’s release, she launched PROJECT #RaiseAwareness to screen the film at colleges as a Title IX event. We find out why she decided to attend Texas Tech for her undergraduate experience, what was special about Tri Delta Sorority that made her want to join, why did she decide to produce the film “No Ordinary Love” on intimate partner violence, what was surprising about the reactions she got from people watching the film, what college students think about the film, what we can do to prevent intimate partner violence from happening in the future, how can Title IX offices be more effective on college campuses, whether fraternity or sorority members have an obligation to get involved, and Tracy’s next steps in her mission. Enjoy!