I know that I can’t say in so many words what the video already does, but let me give this a short try. My life was changed last year when I visited Kolkata, India. I taught photography to survivors of human trafficking with emphasis on storytelling and confidence. We did self-portraiture and learned about the importance of finding your own voice and using art to tell it. After that experience I felt something was missing, and with the beautiful idea from Dave Junion in partnership with Blossomy.org, we decided to take it one step further:
A self-sustaining photography school free for survivors of human trafficking.
This is where we hope to have your help and support. The incredible photo community is one of a kind and I believe that if everyone donated just one dollar, the could fund this project. I am so hopeful, nervous to ask, humbled, and eager to see this project off the ground. So many emotions running through my body…so I’ll leave it there. I’ll let the campaign page say it all.
And if we do nothing else today, let’s promote passion in our own lives and in the lives of others.
Donate to the
Photography School for Survivors of Human Trafficking
Amani - What you’re doing is so incredibly amazing, and when you spoke about it on creative live, I cried too. I love your passion and dedication to this project.
I want to help in any way I can, so I’ve decided that when I sell my first print, I will donate that money to the school. A friend of mine told me she wants to be my first customer and that she’ll buy one of my prints soon.
I would also love to help you out more, so if there’s anything I could do, please let me know. I know you’re working with other people to make this happen, and I would love to contribute.
You are a beautiful person inside and out, Brooke. I hope you never forget that.
brookeshaden - Amani, you are so kind and giving and truly, a unique person. Thank you for being you!!!
Tara Eveland - I thought I would watch this again, since I was bawling the first time, and I cried AGAIN. Its just so, idk, personal to me I guess.
You are so beautiful inside and out Brooke, and I am so blessed to have met you and spend those 3 amazing days with you. Even more blessed to call you a friend and have such a great person in my life to look up to and inspire me.
Rocio Martinez - This is incredible. I, also, cried when I watched this during your cL course. You are so giving in so many ways. It’s marvelous what you want to do for others!