THE journal LAUNCH EVENT

I Call on You Sis...

...to join me in celebrating the launch of I Call on You Sis... A Journal encouraging women to call on each other in times of trouble and joy. Too many of us are doing life alone. Let's lean on each other, call on each other, be there for each other and above all, be there for our young women.

The Journal, is a testimony of  my love to all women. It is also a testimony of my love to Vasikana Project and the girls we serve. 100% of proceeds from the sale of this book will go towards the creation and publication of a menstrual health handbook for girls. The handbook will have a sanitary pad template so girls can get in sewing circles to prepare for their next menstrual cycle. 

I have curated a wonderful program for the evening. I Call on You Sis...

... to support me and the girls of Zimbabwe. WE NEED YOU. 

The Fueled

 

Collective

I Call on You Beautiful...

The event space is exquisite. Stunningly beautiful to present the soul of each and every woman who will join us. 

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Dr. Yewande Austin

Keynote Speaker

Artist. Advocate. Ambassador

Yewande at TEdx: Running into the Dark

Monologue Winners Announced!

Want to join the competition? Submit your 30-sec social media video reciting one of the monologues below. Submit your video via Facebook OR Instagram with the tag #Icallonyousis. Submissions accepted until August 1st. Videos with the most likes win!

First Price - $120

2nd Price - $70

3rd Price - $40

KEYNOTE PANEL

Young Women, Female Relationships

and Empowerment

Annie Ruth

Annie Ruth is an award-winning visual artist/poet who creates work that celebrates the human spirit. She studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati, College of Design Architecture and Art and served eight years in the United States Air Force Reserve, working and training as a graphic technician.

Annie Ruth

Internationally respected visual artist/poet, and is the founder of Dada Rafiki, an international celebration of women and sisterhood that uses art to unite women across the globe. 

Moderator

 

Patricia Back
 M.D.

Board certified family medicine physician and a USCIS designated civil surgeon. 

Zvisinei Dzepasi Mamutse

Founder, Vasikana Project  & Author of "I Call on You Sis..."

Rati Zhou

 

Conflict Resolution Expert and Family Mediator.

 

Ms. Zhou has contributed to an anthology of Zimbabwean women’s experiences pre- and post- independence in the book Township Girls. Her story in the book is titled, “Township Girls”

Brittani Gray

 

Founder/CEO, Girls Health Period

Platform and Master Stylist of HAIRKITCHEN LLC.

To date, Girls Health Period has distributed pads to 17 Cincinnati Public Schools, 1 Charter school, and a Group home later. It has also recently attained its 501(c)3 status.