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Arquilla WardBy Arquilla Ward
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About

Who: Arquilla & Shawanda aka 2Shayez

Where: Atlanta, Ga 

When: Procedure by May 2019

What: In-Vitro Fertilization

Raising Budget: $25,000

Why: We are a lesbian couple that met and fell in love two years ago at work.  We clicked immediately, when we both realized that we share the same nick-name "Shay".  As a result, of our closeness, we coined our selves "2Shayez"! We both have lived difficult lives but found ways to persevere through the tough times.  Due to our background and up-bringing, we are a perfect match for each other.  We are both hard workers, driven, happy, determined, and strive to bring joy to all those we know and love.  We found happiness with each other and want to spend a lifetime together.  To complete this dream, we'd like to start our family. 

Due to a number of hardships and health issues we have experienced difficulty in starting a family.  Particularly, the health issues have put us under financial strain.  The clock is ticking for both of and we can't continue to wait.  We are praying for a miracle and hoping that with the help of our friends, family and those who are touched by our story, we can achieve our dream.  We are asking you to help us make our dream come true. Our goal is to raise $25,000 to cover the expenses for In-Vitro Fertilization.  This will include all fees for the procedure; including screening, donor fees, sperm wash, consultations ,Medical visits, medications, insemination, etc. 

Here's More About Us

Arquilla (34) I am a Chicago native who comes from a back ground of abuse. I eventually moved to Atlanta to escape the and seek out my dreams to be an actress and radio personality.  I love basketball, fishing, fixing things, meditation, mentoring, music, radio-hosting, traveling, cooking, and exercising.  Family is the most important thing to me.  

Shawanda (37) I am a New Orleans native who survived Hurricane Katrina. I lost everything and have been on a quest to rebuild.  Since then, I have suffered many hardships and am still suffering emotionally after all these years. I enjoy working in the nursing field as a Registered Nurse Assistant (RNA). I also enjoy writing, cooking, running, exercising, shopping and traveling.

We would like you to follow our journey! This will be filmed as a docu-series!!!

We appreciate your time, attention and any support you can provide.  Thank you in advance and God Bless!

Sincerely,

2Shayez!

Risks and challenges

The number one challenge is finding funding to complete the over all project. I plan to reach out to multiple outlets to seek help with fundraising . There are many outlets to pitch my project to consider funding to get the ball rolling. Kick starters being the number one place to start. Timing is everything, that's why I will work day in and day out to ensure that I have my project in front of the necessary people and companies to raise the right amount of funds to get this project done.

Based on the story line alone can be a risk. Why? There are so many homosexuality hate crimes in the world. Which means, I could be putting myself and my family at risk by showing the world step by step, how it works to conceive between two women.I plan to protect my family by using confidentiality,law officials including lawyers and hiring security if necessary.

Another challenge can be the participation of original characters written in the story line. It can be a challenge getting the original family and friends to participate in the filming. A lot of people are camera shy and just may not want to be exposed nationally all over television. I have written in scripts and set up casting calls for those who may not want to participate in front of the camera but will allow me to use actors to step in as their character.

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