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      Creator Alexia Kosmider on November 17, 2012

      It is with deep sadness that I bring you the unfortunate news that Deb Monuteaux, the Director of Sappho’s Fire and also my life partner, passed away Sunday, November 11th. Deb had been battling a terminal illness, Pulmonary Biliary Cirrhosis and was fighting to receive a liver through the Lahey Clinic; but over the last 2 months she developed complications requiring a kidney stone operation that led to infections and other setbacks. I can say that she bravely fought this debilitating disease and managed to keep her spirits up in spite of everything. Her family and friends will miss her dearly but believe her work, Sappho’s Fire, Not your Mama’s Roller Derby and Venus, Priests and Superwomen present a powerful educational legacy for women and the LGBTQ community.
      Before Deb’s illness, she and I had begun work on our next documentary film project, TransJourney. TransJourney explores three women’s personal journeys and the ways that their lives have become intertwined, and made stronger, because of each other. Deb was extremely disappointed when we had to cancel our cross-country journey to Seattle, WA where most of the filming was to occur. She insisted that we move forward with this production, which we are doing not only to honor Deb’s memory but because we believe it is an important film.
      Donations in Deb's memory may be made to Shifting Visions Films, 780 Reservoir Avenue, Suite 113, Cranston, RI 02910 or via paypal on the website: www.shiftingvisions.com.

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      Creator Mhdekm on July 4, 2012

      Weehoo, 41 backers! This thing has just taken off over the past week. I knew I was backing a winner :)

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      Creator Sandra Vincent Richard on July 3, 2012

      I'm really excited about all the support being generated about this film. This film isn't just about Annabelle, Sandra and Shannon's journeys. It's about everyone's journey and struggle to find their own identity and live an authentic life in the world today.

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      Creator Alexia Kosmider on July 3, 2012

      Thanks Cynthia---I hope we make it too!Alexia

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      Creator CYNTHIA TUROVER on July 3, 2012

      Wow! Happy to see the response of the last few days! You've got to make it! What you're doing is SO important! Best of luck to everyone involved!

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      Creator CYNTHIA TUROVER on July 3, 2012

      Wow! Happy to see the response of the last few days! You've got to make it! What you're doing is SO important! Best of luck to everyone involved!

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    "There is great meaning in life for those who journey."--Jim England. A big thank you from all of the crew and cast of TransJourney.

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    A journey of 3,000 miles begins with a single step or in your case, a donation of $10.--with apologies to Lao Tzu. Thanks for joining us on this journey of self-discovery! To thank you, with your permission, we will add your name and a thank you to all our social media sites.

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    ''The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination." --Don William Jr. Your $25 will go a long way to helping us complete our journey, and because we appreciate your gift, you're getting a photo of the crew.

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    Journeys are the stuff of life---unfortunately ,women's' journeys are often not recorded A. Kosmider For contributing to our journey of 3,000 miles were giving a brand-new reward---your personal download of M.Messina's song--"Doubt" that was especially recorded for our trailer--we want you to take this on your own journey--whatever that would be--thanks for being one of our backers!!!

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    "There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth....not going all the way, and not starting."---Buddha. Thanks to your $50, we're off to a good start! And, in appreciation, we will send you a TransJourney T-Shirt that we designed especially for this film project.

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    "Do not go where the path goes instead go where there is no path and leave a trail."--Ralph Waldo Emerson. And as thanks for being a serious trailblazer with your $75 donation, we're sending you a "mystery" gift especially chosen for you from Shannon and Annabelle--all the way from Seattle. We're also putting your name on the film credits (with your permission). You've committed to us and we've committed to you!!

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    "I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom."--Les Brown. In gratitude for your gift of $100, you will receive a photograph taken by Shannon, your name on the film's credits, and a TransJourney T-Shirt. And our adoration!!

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    "Sometimes in your life you will go on a journey. It will be the longest journey you have ever taken. It is a journey to find yourself."--Katharine Sharp. Your wonderful donation of $200 will make our journey seem not so long! To thank you, we want to give you the opportunity to know us and our film journey. You will be provided with half an hour Skype session with Shannon to talk with her about her life, if you like, or anything that has to do with the transsexual experience, or the film. You will also receive a TransJourney T-Shirt, and a thank you on the film credits (with your permission). Thanks for making the journey with us!!

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    "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the only one to decide where you'll go."--Dr. Seuss. Thanks so much for deciding to go with TransJourney with your donation of $500! We're excited that you have committed to going on this journey with us! We are inviting you to a private party with the cast and crew of the film in Boston or Seattle (lodging and transportation not included) and will also take a photo of you and the cast and crew to remember this special occasion.

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    "Your journey never ends. Life has a way of changing things in incredible ways."--Alexander Volko. We are giving you two tickets to the premiere of the film (lodging and transportation not included) in Boston or Seattle and a TransJourney poster signed by the Producer and Director of the film. Thank you so much for your incredible donation!

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    "Let your mind start a journey through a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be. ...Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar, and you'll live as you've never lived before."--Eric Fromm. You've certainly made our spirits soar with your donation of $1,500 to help us complete our TransJourney! For your extreme generosity, you will receive two tickets to the premiere of the film in either Boston or Seattle (lodging and transportation not included) and dinner with the director and producer of the film. You've now become a part of our circle and we love you for your generosity!!

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    Leslie Feinberg says in the afterword to Stone Butch Blues: "Look for our brightly colored banners coming over a hill of the past and into your present. Listen for our voices--our protest chants drawing near. Join us in the front ranks. We are marching toward liberation". You've joined our ranks in helping us produce this film so it can be viewed by thousands of people all over the country. We're so grateful for your donation of $3,000 that we're promoting you to ASSOCIATE PRODUCER of the Film and you're name will appear in the opening titles of the film and also will be included in the IMB data base. We would also like to give you two tickets to the premiere of the film in Boston or Seattle (lodging and transportation not included) and dinner with the Producer and Director of the film. You're now one of us and we're overwhelmed with your commitment to TransJourney!!

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