We are grateful to all who have given time, energy, resources, and love to BlackFemaleProject.
As a volunteer-run organization, we rely on support and sponsorship from our community to keep this urgent project running. We have leveraged our connections to get us this far, with your help, 2018 promises to be a year of tremendous growth.
Click the button above to donate online, or mail your contribution to:
2721 Shattuck Avenue, #244
Berkeley, CA 94705
This year we are working to expand programming, release stories, premiere our podcast series, and deepen partnerships.
Your contribution will ensure that BlackFemaleProject continues to thrive.
Let’s talk about work–it’s time.
In the early days of BlackFemaleProject, Precious J. Stroud put out a call for career success stories, expecting to gather a dozen or so, then self-publish the collection. Precious founded BlackFemaleProject because she knew that our stories would provide powerful anecdotes of how Black women thrive at work despite structures in place to maintain the status quo. As the stories came in, it grew clear that our voices would not be contained in a small book. Ché Abram is one of the women who wrote her story early on. “I didn’t even think I had a story to tell,” she says; Ché not only found power in her story, but also in the living and growing BlackFemaleProject community, as our stories about navigating racism and sexism found their way off the page and into public dialogue.
“When we started our Conversation Series, and we hosted writers’ workshops, I didn’t realize it would open this many doors for Black women across all age groups and industries,” she says. “[Taking part in the BlackFemaleProject] has been the most life-changing thing I’ve done to date, as far as personal and professional goals [go].”
In this way the vision of our project has expanded, story by story, and is transforming into a movement that honors the voices of Black women. Contribute now.
We believe deeply in the power of storytelling to spur healing and growth; Precious' own experience of healing through sharing her story is a testament of this belief, as are the many equally powerful experiences of the other BlackFemaleProject participants. We need to hear from more women who have walked in our shoes, a few or many steps ahead on the journey. Financial backing from our community and beyond will allow us to persevere. I hope you will join the ranks of bold, beautiful, brave Black women defying stereotypes, demonstrating excellence with grace, working hard, and loving harder.
Our goal is to find 100 BlackFemaleProject supporters to contribute $100.
Collectively, with $10,000 and #100SistersStrong we will:
Produce our podcast series;
Elevate our sisters' stories to the national stage; and
Continue hosting events to bring Black women together through intergenerational sharing and community-building.
Be one of the first 100 supporters to step up
for our bold, beautiful, brave Black women.
Our stories are waiting to be told. Our voices are waiting to be heard.
Your support will help us make this happen.