INTERIORS Collection by REIN Jewelry Hair: Chandra Hall (SHED) Art Direction + Styling: Lisa Garcia Photography: Jaclyn Campanaro Makeup: Viridiana Cervantes Styling Assistant/PA: Morgan Brothers Models: Alisyn Smith + Katie Chesley (With Morgan Brothers and Alea Joy) Location: Alea and Anne’s Home

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SUPPORT TEEN VOICES
Teen Voices is the only alternative print magazine created by and for girls in the country. Their local Boston program has a national, and even international, impact through the print and online magazines that reach hundreds of thousands of girls worldwide, and now it’s in danger. 
Teen Voices is more than just a magazine; it’s a community institution: 
87 Boston teen girls take part in SHOUT! (Sisters Helping Other Unheard Teens) and work as Teen Editors and writers for the print and online versions of Teen Voices.  Girls come from the Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park, West Roxbury, and Brighton.
Their teen constituents are 14 to 18 years of age; 82% come primarily from low-income families and 93% are girls of color (70% African descent, 18% Latina, 5% Asian), and 7% are Caucasian
110 Boston neighborhood teen girls participate in Poetically Speaking, a forum in the Boston Girls Writing Community.
6 Peer Leaders run programs and public forums.
35 college women and recent college graduates are trained to mentor the teen editors in their production of Teen Voices’ print and online magazines.
Like many girls, participants in Teen Voices are dealing with serious issues at home and in their communities. The issues range from racism, sexism, elitism, hunger, violence, depression, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual identity exploration, and unplanned pregnancy. For many, schools are not institutions that support their ability to address these issues, or their self-confidence. They need safe spaces to talk—with adults as well as peers—so that they can feel validated, supported, and informed. Some girls have support at home with parents, grandparents, teachers, or religious leaders; for others, Teen Voices offers a rare source of consistent, supportive adults.
Due to a recent decrease in funding, Teen Voices is in crisis and must raise $300,000 by August 1st. Please support this important, brilliant magazine by donating whatever you can and helping to spread the word. 

sparkamovement:

SUPPORT TEEN VOICES

Teen Voices is the only alternative print magazine created by and for girls in the country. Their local Boston program has a national, and even international, impact through the print and online magazines that reach hundreds of thousands of girls worldwide, and now it’s in danger. 

Teen Voices is more than just a magazine; it’s a community institution: 

  • 87 Boston teen girls take part in SHOUT! (Sisters Helping Other Unheard Teens) and work as Teen Editors and writers for the print and online versions of Teen Voices.  Girls come from the Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park, West Roxbury, and Brighton.
  • Their teen constituents are 14 to 18 years of age; 82% come primarily from low-income families and 93% are girls of color (70% African descent, 18% Latina, 5% Asian), and 7% are Caucasian
  • 110 Boston neighborhood teen girls participate in Poetically Speaking, a forum in the Boston Girls Writing Community.
  • 6 Peer Leaders run programs and public forums.
  • 35 college women and recent college graduates are trained to mentor the teen editors in their production of Teen Voices’ print and online magazines.

Like many girls, participants in Teen Voices are dealing with serious issues at home and in their communities. The issues range from racism, sexism, elitism, hunger, violence, depression, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual identity exploration, and unplanned pregnancy. For many, schools are not institutions that support their ability to address these issues, or their self-confidence. They need safe spaces to talk—with adults as well as peers—so that they can feel validated, supported, and informed. Some girls have support at home with parents, grandparents, teachers, or religious leaders; for others, Teen Voices offers a rare source of consistent, supportive adults.

Due to a recent decrease in funding, Teen Voices is in crisis and must raise $300,000 by August 1st. Please support this important, brilliant magazine by donating whatever you can and helping to spread the word. 

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Shed is still at it!

Update!

Just wanted to let everyone know that we took a little break to take care of some family business, but are getting the ball rolling again this month with some exciting new developments.

Shed is working with a local friend to secure a live/work space that will be conveniently located on public transit and part of the Urban Renewal project. The location we have our eye on would be a lovely fit for what we are envisioning, and we’re going to try really hard to make it a reality.

The fundraiser is still ongoing for anyone who would like to chip in on Shed’s start-up costs. At this point we are considering using your donations as seed money in an IDA account specifically set up to match our savings 3:1 for opening Shed. We are also available to assist with charity fundraising efforts in exchange for helping us get the word out about our fundraiser. Recently we did a charity cut and color for KASESE Wilderness Fund, and helped them raise over $4000! While promoting their cause, Mike Surrett was able to collect $100 towards Shed’s funding which was really wonderful.

As for the crafting of fundraiser rewards, I am back at it today and will be getting the rest of those items out to you shortly. In light of the orders that initially came pouring in, I may need to adjust our timeframe to allow for time for these items to be found and painted, or built by hand. Many apologies for those of you who have been waiting patiently, I promise it will be worth the wait.