A Shout Out To All My Supporters!

Feminine Transitions book cover
Feminine Transitions: A photographic celebration of natural beauty

Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all who have LIKED, SHARED, and CONTRIBUTED to my first Indiegogo Campaign. Without you, reaching closer to my goal would not be possible. I’m grateful to your outpouring of support and look forward to sharing Feminine Transitions with you once it’s done.

Given that I didn’t reach my goal, I wasn’t able to publish for Women’s History Month as planned. Therefore, I re-launched a new campaign, which will be combined with my first. There are 23 more days to contribute and I’m pushing through as much as I can. Check out my new campaign and please share.  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/feminine-transitions-book-and-exhibition-fundraiser/x/123267

Portrait of Frances age 81 (excerpt from Feminine Transitions)
Frances, age 81

As of now, the books and other perks will be ready by May/June. I promise to keep you posted on my progress every step of the way.

I simply could not do this alone and want to thank each and every one of you for believing in this huge dream of mine. Feminine Transitions is bigger than a book. It is a movement. A shifting of our psyche. Developing of love and appreciation for ourselves as girls and women. Your encouragement means the absolute world to me.

THANK YOU again for your support…

R. Gordon/United Tee Design
Shay Ensley
Karima Amin
Vera Hoar
Melissa Starr
Kianga Jinaki
Doreen Bonnet
Paul Brunson
Chante Burt
Sheri A. Wilson/DRW’S Support Services, Inc.
Chanda Pilgrim
Janiece Brown Spitzmueller
Tracy Jones-Henry
Dr. Nicole Cutts/Vision Quest Retreats
Sherry Terao
Dawn McGee
Glenda Williams
LaVonda Williams-Diaz
Courtney Muhammad
Caroline Seipp
Andy Lama
Michele L. Simms-Burton
Adrienne Hernandez
Heather Katsonga-Woodward
Schiettecatte Wies
Cynthia Xerogianes
Chinyere Garrett
Jaimee Todd
Sharon Elliott
Linda Lee
Steven Hutchinson
Jessica Savage
Meshell Ndegeocello
Damali Rahman
Sally Wiener Grotta
Tamara Lumpkin
Calene Heureaux
Julie McGuire
Luther T Scruggs
Alison Cunningham
Tim Beeker
Fofie S Akoto
Christina Hayden
Betty Rose
Anu Prestonia/Khamit Kinks

By the way, if your in the Maryland area, my image titled “By Any Means” was selected, (along with works of ten other artists) in the exhibition “Homage to Harriet” at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, MD. It will be up until June 23, 2013. Please support the museum if your in the area.

Homage To Harriet Exhibition flyer
Homage To Harriet Exhibition flyer

My First Celebrity Endorsement

Meshell Ndegeocello Supports Feminine Transitions

Portrait of Meshell Ndegeocello.
Meshell Ndegeocello. Photo by Charlie Gross.

On February 22, while sitting in my doctors office, I receive a surprise notification on Twitter (via my iphone). Singer Meshell Ndegeocello contributed to my crowd funding campaign for Feminine Transitions on Indiegogo. First of all, I love Meshell’s music so I was honored that she took the time to not only notice my Twitter post to her, but actually make a financial contribution.

A few minutes later, she gives a special shout out about my fundraiser on her Facebook and Twitter pages. Within minutes I received close to 400 views on my intro video on Vimeo. It also got me over the $1,000 level on my campaign page!

Although I did not reach my funding goal, Meshell’s support and posts, as well as that of others, helped me reach closer to my target than I was before my campaign launch. For that reason, I started another fundraiser in order to combine the two towards publishing 500 copies of Feminine Transitions.

I truly need your help in order to make this possible. Please take a few minutes to visit my Indiegogo campaign page for Feminine Transitions and make a contribution.  Once you see, you’ll know your supporting a worthy cause.

Thank you for your continued support and patience! I will continue to keep you posted on my progress.  Please also take the time to also visit Meshell Ndegeocello’s website and support her music.