project leader
LaTierra P
1315 Walnut Street
(Philadelphia- Citywide)
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the project

We're seeking seed money to launch 2 of our upcoming projects this fall. (1) First, as part of our Self-care Projects, we're starting monthly Black Joy Healing Spaces where Black folks can come get reminded on how to heal themselves and their communities led by healing justice practitioners from a variety of healing/wellness/therapeutic modalities. (2) Second is our Black Women & Femmes Quality of Life Survey to gauge the overall wellness of Black women, femmes and gender non-conforming folks.This will allow us to continue to center and anchor our work in the truest needs of Black women and femmes that we serve (our members) and those within our extended community networks of support. Projects like these can help change the entire culture of how Black folks are held in this country, but at the very least this should help improve conditions locally and currently.


We've done so much amazing work just this year alone, but all of those things big chunks of our already small budget so in addition to recuperating costs to continue to do this work, we're asking for your help in supporting our collective in a variety of ways. If you're not able to donate funds, please consider hiring us for a workshop or contributing access to venue or meeting space, labor in specialized skills (ex. grant writing support, rare training, fundraising support, accounting, bookkeeping, graphic design, general writing, childcare support, administrative assistance, communications, etc.), Womanist/Black Feminist books/reading materials, electronics (video cameras, laptops, etc.), toys and child care activities, gift cards to Amazon (or more ethical online stores), gift cards to Printing supply stores, donated air time and opportunities to advertise.

the steps

Self-care as Community Care Programs:

-Hosting Black Joy Healing Spaces in 2018

-WWC Healing Justice trainings take place this fall to prep for community entering into these Black Joy Healing Spaces 

-Building a resource and referral guide for local therapist in 2018

-Helping subsidize the costs of therapy session for members in 2019

-Building an ongoing Healing Justice/Therapeutic Support program as part of our community work in 2019

-Getting this program funded late 2019-2020

-Hosting collective-wide selfcare events (i.e. Therapist Speed Dating events, Spa Days, Therapeutic Retreats, Sisterhood events) at least

-Strengthen our support for partnering organizations and their work in 2018

-Contribute resources, supplies and technical assistance to community partners if available in 2018-2020


Black Womyn & Femmes Quality of Life Survey:

-Launch the survey Fall 2018

-Comb through the data Fall 2018/Winter 2019

-Release a report with proposed community-based solutions Spring 2019

-Launch new projects that come from the survey Summer 2020


why we're doing it


“If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free since our freedom would necessitate the destruction of all the systems of oppression.”

-Combahee River Collective


'If you are silent about your pain, they'll kill you and say you enjoyed it.' -Zora Neale Hurston


"Black women have had to develop a larger vision of our society than perhaps any other group. They have had to understand white men, white women, and black men. And they have had to understand themselves. When black women win victories, it is a boost for virtually every segment of society." -Angela Davis


"I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change...I'm changing the things I cannot accept." -Angela Davis


“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” -Audre Lorde


"We are never assured of justice without a fight." -Angela Davis


“Without community, there is no liberation.” -Audre Lorde


"Nobody's free until everybody's free." -Fannie Lou Hamer


"Being queer is risky.

Being Trans is risky.

Being Black is risky.

Being a woman is risky.

Being unapologetic is risky."

-Raquel Willis


“Anti-blackness anywhere is anti-blackness everywhere" -Black & Brown Workers Collective


“The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House.” -Audre Lorde


To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.

-James Baldwin


"You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time." -Angela Davis




Monthly Black Healing Space events (Sept-Dec): $3000

Art Supplies and workshop materials- $350

Healing Justice Practitioners Stipend- $200 (x4) = $800

Emergency travel support for community members - $200

Rented Venue- Studio Space- $500

Childcare budget - $350

Food/Beverages - $400

Black Womyn & Femmes Quality of Life Survey - Phase #1 (Sept-Dec): $1500

Survey Proctor Stipends- $50/session (x10) - $500

Printing (survey materials) - $150

Marketing - $350

Childcare during survey - $500

General Operating expenses (Sept-Dec): $500

Websites- $500

SUBTOTAL = 5,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $150


RAISED = $150.00
less ioby Platform Fee  waived
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $4.37






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