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18
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 18 2015 6:02 PM UTC +00:00

About

On December 4th, in New York City, nine months of intense hard work will come to fruition - BECAUSE OF YOU. Good Girl, my solo performance show, a part of the Power of One Program, will premiere at at the Off-Broadway venue, The Cell

I could tell you a hundred stories of things I’ve survived. I could tell you about the rape that took my virginity, the resulting pregnancy, and the loss of that child. I could tell you about my mother’s death from a disease I battle every day or the other mental and physical illnesses that have made my life a struggle. I could tell you about poverty, eviction, abuse, and tragedies I’ve survived. I could tell you stories, and I could tell you the statistics to prove that my story is not unique, but that’s why I feel it must be told, because not a single statistic exists to tell you what survivors do with their lives post survival.

Good Girl is about coming out of the rubble of survival, and reclaiming my life. How can a rape survivor still be sexually free? How can someone surviving illness be strong for others? How can someone who has survived both her children and parents build a happy, healthy family? How have I done all this my own way?

 Good Girl is about deciding not to fit in a neat little box decide what shape my life takes. My goal with Good Girl is to inspire others to tell their stories, own them, and reclaim their lives from the isolation of being a statistic. We are all strong, resilient, amazing people, and together we can inspire the world to stop trying to define ourselves in tragedies. We are not defined by what happens to us. 

The Power of One has given me the opportunity to take the next step in telling my story.  With the help of coaches with experience in one person shows and storytelling, we have worked together to develop our shows as a team.  

Your contribution will fund:

  • Theatre rental for The Cell in NYC for rehearsals and performances
  • Artistic consulting
  • Room and board the week of the performances.
  • Professional Film Crew
It is my hope that Good Girl will inspire people to let go of the shameful isolation that keeps people from stepping beyond merely surviving after a trauma.  It's my belief that we never really heal if we refuse to live without the safety net of being "survivors", and I hope that telling my story will give others the voice to tell theirs. 

After the performances in NYC I hope to take my show, or portions of it, to perform in other venues as a part of my own program geared towards creating a community of people learning to own their stories and take their lived forward from survivorship.  My Story is Not Unique has already begun to tell stories and gain followers, and I can't wait for Good Girl to feed that force.  We're doing big things, and this show is what will get that ball rolling.  

My overall contribution to The Power of One is $20,000.  I've already reached some milestones, and this campaign will be a great push towards my final goal.  From here I intend to cover the rest of my costs with fundraisers and future performances of Good Girl.  

Every dollar and every share helps!Thank you for your continued support in creating Good Girl!

Risks and challenges

One of the unique and wonderful benefits of The Power of One Program is its foresight and stability. I'm not doing it all on my own. I'm not jumping in the water without being able to see the bottom. I have a team of people working with me and guiding me who have all been there before. They've faced the challenged that come with a project of this kind and have plans in place to avoid them.

My biggest hurdle is the funding. This is where you can be a part of such a rare and wonderful opportunity!.

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    My wholehearted gratitude!

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    Aspecial shoutout on Facebook and Twitter.

    Make sure you follow me at Jennifer L Clifford (Facebook) and PolyWordNerd (Twitter) to see it!

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    A Special Thank You video from The Power of One team and a mention on Facebook on my artist page and My Story is Not Unique.

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    Good Girl Program signed by all the Power of One Participants.

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    A signed special Kickstarter edition chapbook of the poems that inspired Good Girl.

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    Power of One tshirt and a postcard signed by the Power of One team.

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    Photo session and write up for My Story is Not Unique

    Have you been inspired to share your story? Let me help you do so with an empowering photo session and a feature on MyStoryisNotUnique.com.

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    A private performance of Good Girl.

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