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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, March 20 2019 6:29 AM UTC +00:00
$5,036
pledged of $125,000pledged of $125,000 goal
110
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, March 20 2019 6:29 AM UTC +00:00

About

last year i was a recipient of the 2018 VSCOvoices grant program, which allowed me to travel the world and explore the narratives of black women who've been raped, molested, and sexualized at a young age. this journey led to the creation of the body: a home for lovea visual storytelling series that explores the healing journey of black women, like me, who have dealt with sexual trauma. 

home for love
home for love

starting in april, during sexual assault awareness month, i am curating a traveling, multi-city, restorative pop up art exhibition and storytelling series for sexually traumatized survivors of color. i'll be traveling around the states for 6 months pouring into survivors + using the visuals and letters that were documented during my grant program to create a safe space for black women to explore healing through the vulnerability of those who share their pain. 

in order to actualize this tour, i need your help. i need financial coverage for large scale-quality prints, frames, event space, travel + lodging, production assistance, shipping costs from city to city, compensation for speakers, informational cards to distribute during each series, catering for select event dinners, marketing + funds to help sustain me and my team of brilliant thought-leaders during this 6-month commitment. 



the vision is to become a safe space for black women to explore healing through storytelling and community. let us not only seek to restore the necessity of self-love, agency, and wholeness, but to educate black women on the impacts of patriarchy as it relates to how we’ve been taught to blame ourselves for our abuse. 

this project is important and urgent because it explores the trauma that so many of us face, yet no one is held accountable for, leaving us to normalize sexual violence, or even blame ourselves. there is a need for black women, specifically, to have a safe space where we can feel validated by our experiences, to understand ourselves better + even explore the root of why we have trouble with intimacy, vulnerability, self-confidence, and sexual pleasure.
 

your support will help us shift the culture and offer healing to so many women who feel unheard, unseen and unloved. 



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    my offer of gratitude is a signed 16 x 20 print from the body: a home for love series + an invitation to the artist talk in one of the 6 cities.

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    my offer of gratitude to you is a signed "24 x 36" print, a package of postcard sized prints from the body: a home for love collection + an exclusive invitation to the storytelling series on day 1 of the 3 day experience.

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    my offer of gratitude to you is a signed "30 x 40" print, exclusive visual book from the exhibit, a package of postcard sized prints from the body: a home for love collection + an exclusive invitation to the artist talk + the storytelling series on day 1 of the 3 day experience.

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