This documentary by Trendline Films is currently being shot on location in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, New York, Denmark and Sweden. It profiles the life of legendary women's boxing champion Mia St. John. It is scheduled to be released in 2014 and premiered at film festivals worldwide.
In 1996, Mia decided to pursue her true passion full-time, the sport of combat. On Valentine's Day, 1997, Mia made her pro-debut in boxing, knocking out her opponent in fifty-four seconds into the first round.
In the November 1999 issue of Playboy magazine, Mia appeared on the cover along with an eleven page celebrity pictorial. Mia insisted the pictures maintain a boxing theme so that the world would know she is a fighter first and foremost.
As well as being a hard-hitting boxer, Mia is media savvy. She has made appearances on such shows as, Jay Leno, Conan O'brien, "Good Morning America," "Entertainment Tonight," "Extra," "TMZ," "E!," and countless others. She has also acted in commercials and played herself on t. v. shows. Mia also has her own Playstation game by EA sports.
In November of 2010, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano joined Mia and LA Laker Ron Artest for an official mental health and suicide prevention training at Napolitano’s district office in Santa Fe Springs. Artest and St. John have joined Napolitano to promote the Mental Health in Schools Act, legislation she authored which would increase federal funding for mental health therapists in schools.
She also spoke at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, where President Barack Obama made a riveting speech at the CHCI's annual Gala.
As well as Congress, Mia speaks in schools and juvenile halls on the importance of education and overcoming hardship. She speaks of her own battles with mental illness, addiction, poverty and overcoming it all, to become a three time international boxing champion.
On August 14th, 2012, Mia fought Christy Martin in a long awaited rematch. Her dream of sixteen years finally materialized and at the age of 45, she captured the WBC Super Welter Weight Championship of the World.