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Our goal is to raise funds to print our anthology, Turtle Island to Abya Yala, in full color and in a way that is environmentally safe.
Our goal is to raise funds to print our anthology, Turtle Island to Abya Yala, in full color and in a way that is environmentally safe.
38 backers pledged $8,142 to help bring this project to life.

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We are a group of over 60 Native American and Latina women artists and poets who are to be featured in the forthcoming anthology, Turtle Island to Abya Yala. Our goal is to raise funds to print this book in full color and in a way that is environmentally safe.

For this project, indigenous women artists were asked to submit visual art and poetry that addresses the theme of love.  Many issues were addressed through the selected pieces: healing from intergenerational wounds of genocide, racism, Christianity and Catholicism, domestic violence, incest, alcoholism and drug addiction, violence and death of women along the U.S. border, to the celebration of Two-Spirit relationships, sensuality, cultural resiliency and affirmation, Mother Earth and our responsibility to take care of her, remembering the stories of our elders and practicing traditional ways. 

Poets and artists featured in the forthcoming book include: Margaret “Quica” Alarcon, Adelina Anthony, Cathy Arellano, Natasha Beeds, Natalie Bell, LeAndra Bitsie, Maylei Blackwell, Nanette Bradley Deetz, Robin Carneen, Melanie Cervantes, Alethea Chamberlain, Melanie Chan, Pamela “EYA” Chavez, Maya Chinchilla, Cihuatl-Ce, Susana “Sonji” Figueroa, Alapay Baa-Hozho Flores, Margarita Alex Flores, Jennifer Elise Foerster, Raven Fonseca, Happy Frejo, Gabriela Garcia Medina, Karina González Amaya, Reva Mariah Gover, Sonia Gutiérrez, Celeste Guzman Mendoza, Nayeli Guzmán, Melanie Printup Hope, Lillian Jackson, Marjorie Jensen, Rosa M. Hernández, ire'ne lara silva, Jaynie Lara (Weye Hlapsi), Kristina Lovato-Hermann, Celeste De Luna, Luna Maia, Nancy Magdaleno, Celia Monge Mana, Griselda Liz Muñoz, Sharah Nieto, Amparo Ochoa, Sara Marie Ortiz, Alejandra Oseguera, Pennie Opal Plant, Brianna Lea Pruett, Naomi Quiñonez, Maria Gisella Ramirez, Cassandra P. Rendon, Gabriela Spears Rico, annie ross, Kanyon Sayers-Roods, Kim Shuck, SistaHailstorm, Cinnamon Spear, Nazbah Tom, Theresa Turmel, Mica Valdez, Linda Vallejo, Vickie Vértiz, Martha Villa, Lela Northcross Wakely, Amy JB Wagner, and Sherry Wilson. Cover artwork by Nayeli Guzman.

Printing costs for the book are $9,720 and we have fundraised $1,587. We hope to raise the rest here on Kickstarter. The book is scheduled to be printed the end of July! 

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    Our unyielding gratitude. Thank you for your contribution to our project! Every bit gets us closer to printing our book.

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    A set of 12 postcards by Mica Valdez and a special invitation to one of our upcoming Turtle Island to Abya Yala events.

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    All of the above, plus name will be listed as one of the preliminary 1,000 donors on the Macha Femme website.

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    All of the above, plus a signed copy of the book. Note: you will receive the book following the scheduled printing.

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    All of the above, plus one more Turtle Island to Abya Yala published book. Note: you will receive the books following the scheduled printing.

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    All of the above, plus your name will be published in the actual book upon completion. Note: you will receive the books following the scheduled printing.

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    All of the above, plus dinner for you and a guest with two of our contributing artists/poets at PERA restaurant in San Francisco.

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