July 5, 2018, Volume 3, Issue 2
I AM WOMAN: Photo & Essay Project
Through SH-Images, I am developing a photo and essay book with the goal of sharing a collective story of womanhood. The first phrase of this project spotlights the Black Woman’s experience of womanhood in America. There is an open call for written submissions via Submittable.com. Submitters can live any where in the United States. You must complete a profile on Submittable in order to submit your work for consideration. There is no charge for the profile. The submission fee is $25.
Even though Phrase 1 is about Black Womanhood in America, we are embracing women of all ethnicities who want to participate in this project. Our goal is to develop multiple sister projects based on the themes that emerge from the our conversations with participants.
Women of all ethnicities are welcome to participate in the FREE mini portrait sessions that will be held in Chicago, Milwaukee, New York City, Phoenix and Tucson through August 2018. Though the sessions are open to the public, women are encouraged to register for a time slot on Eventbrite. Each open portrait sessions is scheduled for 2-3 hours. All photographs for this project will be taken by LaShawnda Jones.
For more details, please visit the announcement page.
Women of all ethnicities and faiths are welcome to participate in the free photo shoots. However, the first phase of the project is dedicated to capturing, cataloguing and presenting a collective story of experiencing womanhood as a black Woman in America. The portrait session schedule is below. Click a date to reserve your spot on Eventbrite.
NEW YORK CITY
Battery Park @ Bowling Green
Theme: Liberty & Water
Central Park @ Columbus Circle
Theme: Nature & City Images
59th Street @ Columbus Circle
Theme: Night & Subway Images
Location: Burke Brise Soleil
Theme: Sunset & Twilight
Location: Cloud Gate (Bean) at Millennium Park
Theme: Old School Glam/A Day in the Park
Theme: Desert Refreshment/Renewal
Theme: Grace in the Valley
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Desert of Solitude: Refreshed by Grace Trailer
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Excerpts from Desert of Solitude
Supporting Multimedia Links
SOULFUL CHICAGO BOOK FAIR
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Vendor and Presenter
HARLEM BOOK FAIR
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Vendor and Presenter
FOR SALE: EAST HARLEM CO-OP
If you, or someone you know, is in the market for a one bedroom, one bath apartment with an attached terrace, please let me know.
My apartment is on the first floor of a twelve story building on 111th Street between Park and Madison Avenues. It faces the back of the building (south) and looks out onto the building’s community terrace, which is enclosed on all sides and has no street access. The terrace attached to the apartment is fenced within a larger community terrace. There are oversized windows in the living/dining area and the bedroom which allows for amazing light throughout the day all year round. These two rooms also have high ceilings (nearly 10 feet) which make the space feel extremely spacious. Wide plank, honey oak floors throughout, except for the tiled kitchen and bathroom.
There is an income limit on the unit, 130% AMI, however there is no asset limit. Board approval is not required, but financial elements will be verified by the management company. The maintenance fee is low, and should remain affordable (with modest increases) for the next ten years due to special status of the building.
Apartment: 750 sq ft, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, wheelchair accessible
Terrace: 150 sq ft (pictured)
Amenities: Laundry, Gym, Bike Storage and Community Room on the same floor.
Trains: 2, 3, 6
Buses: M1, M2, M3, M4
Indie Author, Publisher, Photographer
About LaShawnda Jones
LaShawnda Jones eagerly embraces the process of her personal evolution and the results of her choices. She is the independent author and publisher of Spirit Harvest Publishing Company. She maintains several blogs which focus on spiritual growth, social justice, women and photography. She speaks nationally on self-image, self-esteem, identity in Christ and living the life you envision for yourself. Prior publications are Love & Forgiveness, My God and Me, Clichés: A Life in Verse and Go, Tell Michelle (State University of New York Press). She holds degrees in Marketing Management and Political Science as well as a MA in International Affairs.
Thanks for reading! All my best,