Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 21, 2011.

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      Creator vanessa huang on December 21, 2011

      Grateful and humbled for your reflection, response, delight, Minal Hajratwala; for your generous and dedicated encouragement and support, Martina Robinson, Catrina Joy Roallos, and Leah Lakshmi; your brilliant bouquet, Indira; and your real talk, Rob McB -- a big yes! to growing our culture of community support for movement artists, and no, I can't imagine wearing a NASCAR outfit!

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      Creator Minal Hajratwala on December 21, 2011

      I meant to get to so many protests and write so many times about it and didn't -- but you did, and do, and will, so beautifully. I am so delighted with your way of speaking/typing/letterpressing truth to power.

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      Creator Martina Robinson on December 20, 2011

      I'm so happy to donate! And I hope my readership kicks in, as well. I sent to Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit! Less than $1,300 to go,

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      Creator Catrina Roallos on December 20, 2011

      I just increased my pledge and changed my reward... Thank you for doing this, Vanessa! <3

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      Creator Leah Lakshmi on December 20, 2011

      yay, we're over 3k! let's keep doing it!

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      Creator Indira on December 13, 2011

      A bouquet of gratitude to you for being such a champion of poetry.

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      Creator Rob Mcb on November 15, 2011

      OMG of course you should support this! Not only is Vanessa a fabulous world-class people's poet, this is a great new way to provide collective support for our artists. I mean could you picture Vanessa wearing one of those NASCAR outfits with corporate logos all over it? NO, don't let it happen. I'd say DONATE, but considering the gift schedule it's sure not philanthropy. So let's say SUPPORT!

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