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FUND SPIDER STORIES: VIA @centrlcitytower @Kickstarter

WE’VE CROSSED OVER!!

The campaign continues through March 31 and so we’ve got some Stretch Goals:

$30,000: 2 min trailer for full Spider Stories series beyond the pilot episode!

$35,000: Full color tie-in graphic novel about Zahara’s first meeting with the Drummer!

Get on those rewards! You have our deepest thanks.

FYI for those of you ordering statues the works are in progress. Check out below!

Spider Stories follows the tale of Princess Zahara who is thrown into hiding after the royal family is overthrown by a corrupt neighboring kingdom. While traveling with a misfit caravan of merchants she meets a wandering drummer griot who introduces her to the spirit world. Armed with a mystical staff, the fearless princess embarks on quest to reconnect with the spirits, reunite her homeland, and reclaim the throne.

We are developing an 11 minute animated pilot for a fantasy adventure series called Spider Stories. Your pledges will go towards funding a team of animators to get it done at a professional level of quality.

Notes

The Beautiful Ones
“A captivating coming of age story about 3 best friends the summer after their high school graduation.”
Since the release of my debut novel “10 Minutes Past Too Late”, I’ve been asked by many fans if I’ve written another book.  I’m so proud to announce that I recently completed the manuscript for my sophomoric novel “The Beautiful Ones.”
I am eager to get my “baby” into the hands of the readers who want them… and here is where Kickstarter and You can help me to continue my dream.
After a writer completes a manuscript they partner with an editor.  That editor takes the manuscript and turns it into a polished product ready for printing.  I have chosen one of the best editors in the business today; Laurie Rosin.  As well as wonderful publishing company that will cover all of my publishing needs.
I have set a goal for Kickstarter that will ensure the completion of my second novel.  This is what the money will go towards:
Editing
Cover design
Publication (e-book and print run)
Getting pre-ordered copies in the hands of the pledges
Reward Packages
Anything additional will go towards 
additional rewards
an audio book
a marketing campaign
a mini book tour
Kickstarter funding is an all or nothing concept.  I need to raise my entire goal or I will receive nothing.

The Beautiful Ones

“A captivating coming of age story about 3 best friends the summer after their high school graduation.”

Since the release of my debut novel “10 Minutes Past Too Late”, I’ve been asked by many fans if I’ve written another book.  I’m so proud to announce that I recently completed the manuscript for my sophomoric novel “The Beautiful Ones.”

I am eager to get my “baby” into the hands of the readers who want them… and here is where Kickstarter and You can help me to continue my dream.

After a writer completes a manuscript they partner with an editor.  That editor takes the manuscript and turns it into a polished product ready for printing.  I have chosen one of the best editors in the business today; Laurie Rosin.  As well as wonderful publishing company that will cover all of my publishing needs.

I have set a goal for Kickstarter that will ensure the completion of my second novel.  This is what the money will go towards:

  • Editing
  • Cover design
  • Publication (e-book and print run)
  • Getting pre-ordered copies in the hands of the pledges
  • Reward Packages

Anything additional will go towards

  • additional rewards
  • an audio book
  • a marketing campaign
  • a mini book tour

Kickstarter funding is an all or nothing concept.  I need to raise my entire goal or I will receive nothing.

Notes

FUND: Epidemic
Short Summary
Contributors fund ideas they can be passionate about and to people they trust. Here are some things to do in this section:
Introduce yourself and your background.
Briefly describe your campaign and why it’s important to you.
Express the magnitude of what contributors will help you achieve.
Remember, keep it concise, yet personal. Ask yourself: if someone stopped reading here would they be ready to make a contribution?

FUND: Epidemic

Short Summary

Contributors fund ideas they can be passionate about and to people they trust. Here are some things to do in this section:

  • Introduce yourself and your background.
  • Briefly describe your campaign and why it’s important to you.
  • Express the magnitude of what contributors will help you achieve.

Remember, keep it concise, yet personal. Ask yourself: if someone stopped reading here would they be ready to make a contribution?

Notes

Battle Worlds: Kronos-Turn Based Strategy Revisited
You can help making an awesome new vision for classic turn-based strategy games become a reality!
Our Vision
The classic turn-based strategy – exciting, involved gaming that calls for long-term planning, clever tactics, transparent rules and tough decisions – is making a comeback. Many gamers may have seen and enjoyed recent examples of great turn-based gaming, but might not be aware of classics like Battle Isle or Advance Wars. Have you ever wondered what games of that calibre would look like today?
Well, we did. And as a result, we decided to bring back this great genre with its unique gameplay experience. For ourselves, for you and for all other gamers out there interested in turn-based strategy.

Battle Worlds: Kronos-Turn Based Strategy Revisited

You can help making an awesome new vision for classic turn-based strategy games become a reality!

Our Vision

The classic turn-based strategy – exciting, involved gaming that calls for long-term planning, clever tactics, transparent rules and tough decisions – is making a comeback. Many gamers may have seen and enjoyed recent examples of great turn-based gaming, but might not be aware of classics like Battle Isle or Advance Wars. Have you ever wondered what games of that calibre would look like today?

Well, we did. And as a result, we decided to bring back this great genre with its unique gameplay experience. For ourselves, for you and for all other gamers out there interested in turn-based strategy.

Pre-Alpha Screenshot (February 2013)

Notes

From Afro-Funk to Hiplife: Ghana Reinvented Through Music
PRI’s award winning Afropop Worldwide goes to Ghana to tell 2 stories: the roots of afrobeat and the “hip life” of contemporary Accra.
For 25 years, Afropop Worldwide has taken radio listeners and web fans to some of the world’s most exciting cultural destinations: Egypt, both Congos, Senegal, Mali, Angola, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, South Africa, Nigeria, Brazil, Cuba, Jamaica, Colombia… and now, Afropop is going to Ghana! But we need your help to make it possible. 
This campaign is aimed at raising funds to support field expenses in Accra, Ghana, for Senior Producers  Banning Eyre  and Sean Barlow to create two hourlong radio documentaries on the past and present of Ghanaian music. In addition to the programs themselves, Afropop’s time in Ghana will allow our team to create a wealth of supplementary materials, including recordings of live music, videos, interviews, photos, and much more!
The idea of exploring the Ghanaian Afro-funk roots of Fela Kuti’s world-famous Afrobeat sound arose out of conversations with Afropop Worldwide “Hip Deep” scholar Mark LeVine at UC Irvine. A cutting-edge historian and musician, LeVine has a deep personal passion for West African music. On a trip to Ghana in 2010, he met Ebo Taylor and was amazed by the bandleader’s reminiscences and analysis of popular music in 1960s Accra. Ghana, it seems, led the way in incorporating funk and jazz elements into existing highlife formulas. No surprise then that when Fela Kuti unveiled his new Afrobeat sound in the early 70s, Ghana was the first place it caught on with the public. Initially, we had planned to interview Taylor remotely for this program, but LeVine insisted that we must find a way to get there and meet the man in person. We began to pool resources, including a pair of air tickets from a generous benefactor, and a plan took shape. 
In the meantime, another Hip Deep scholar, Jesse Weaver Shipley, published a landmark book on the contemporary scene in Accra. Entitled Living the Hiplife, Celebrity and Entrepreneurship in Ghanaian Popular Music, it led to the idea of creating a second Ghana program as a bookend to the first. Just as the Ghanaian funksters of the 60s created potent hybrids of African and American sounds—often mediated through London, where both Taylor and Fela Kuti studied jazz—today’s savvy hiplife artists are doing the same thing in the age of hip hop. 
The two programs that will be created by Afropop’s producers in Ghana will paint a vivid portrait of a vital African city and tell a richly interwoven tale of four monumental music styles: highlife, funk, afrobeat, and hip hop. We have a fantastic team of scholars, artists, and music producers advising us on this project. With your help, we will follow their leads, and dramatize their insights with the voice, music and spirit of Ebo Taylor and his contemporaries, as well as a lesser-known but deeply talented cast of younger Ghanaian artists. The goal is to bring all this to the living rooms, automobiles, and ear-buds of music fans across the US and around the world. The National Endowment for the Humanities is supporting this project with funding for post production. And we have received donated air tickets. But life in Ghana has become very expensive, and we still need funds to cover modest hotel accommodations, fees for guides, helpers, and artists we record, as well as transportation, including a trip to Saltpond (well outside Accra) to interview Ebo Taylor himself. 

From Afro-Funk to Hiplife: Ghana Reinvented Through Music

PRI’s award winning Afropop Worldwide goes to Ghana to tell 2 stories: the roots of afrobeat and the “hip life” of contemporary Accra.

For 25 years, Afropop Worldwide has taken radio listeners and web fans to some of the world’s most exciting cultural destinations: Egypt, both Congos, Senegal, Mali, Angola, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, South Africa, Nigeria, Brazil, Cuba, Jamaica, Colombia… and now, Afropop is going to Ghana! But we need your help to make it possible. 

This campaign is aimed at raising funds to support field expenses in Accra, Ghana, for Senior Producers  Banning Eyre  and Sean Barlow to create two hourlong radio documentaries on the past and present of Ghanaian music. In addition to the programs themselves, Afropop’s time in Ghana will allow our team to create a wealth of supplementary materials, including recordings of live music, videos, interviews, photos, and much more!

The idea of exploring the Ghanaian Afro-funk roots of Fela Kuti’s world-famous Afrobeat sound arose out of conversations with Afropop Worldwide “Hip Deep” scholar Mark LeVine at UC Irvine. A cutting-edge historian and musician, LeVine has a deep personal passion for West African music. On a trip to Ghana in 2010, he met Ebo Taylor and was amazed by the bandleader’s reminiscences and analysis of popular music in 1960s Accra. Ghana, it seems, led the way in incorporating funk and jazz elements into existing highlife formulas. No surprise then that when Fela Kuti unveiled his new Afrobeat sound in the early 70s, Ghana was the first place it caught on with the public. Initially, we had planned to interview Taylor remotely for this program, but LeVine insisted that we must find a way to get there and meet the man in person. We began to pool resources, including a pair of air tickets from a generous benefactor, and a plan took shape. 

In the meantime, another Hip Deep scholar, Jesse Weaver Shipley, published a landmark book on the contemporary scene in Accra. Entitled Living the Hiplife, Celebrity and Entrepreneurship in Ghanaian Popular Music, it led to the idea of creating a second Ghana program as a bookend to the first. Just as the Ghanaian funksters of the 60s created potent hybrids of African and American sounds—often mediated through London, where both Taylor and Fela Kuti studied jazz—today’s savvy hiplife artists are doing the same thing in the age of hip hop. 

The two programs that will be created by Afropop’s producers in Ghana will paint a vivid portrait of a vital African city and tell a richly interwoven tale of four monumental music styles: highlife, funk, afrobeat, and hip hop. We have a fantastic team of scholars, artists, and music producers advising us on this project. With your help, we will follow their leads, and dramatize their insights with the voice, music and spirit of Ebo Taylor and his contemporaries, as well as a lesser-known but deeply talented cast of younger Ghanaian artists. The goal is to bring all this to the living rooms, automobiles, and ear-buds of music fans across the US and around the world. The National Endowment for the Humanities is supporting this project with funding for post production. And we have received donated air tickets. But life in Ghana has become very expensive, and we still need funds to cover modest hotel accommodations, fees for guides, helpers, and artists we record, as well as transportation, including a trip to Saltpond (well outside Accra) to interview Ebo Taylor himself. 

Notes

Priesthood-New Album
Please help Priesthood finish their newest album. Consider sowing towards recording, mixing and manufacturing costs.
THIS IS AN ALL-OR-NOTHING CAMPAIGN. YOU GET YOUR MONEY BACK IF WE DON’T REACH OUR GOAL!
WHO WE ARE: Priesthood is a gospel rap/r&b/hip-hop group that was started back in 1999. For over 13 years we’ve been spreading God’s love to the world through music by performing and ministering at shows, tours, outreaches, prisons, etc. 
WHAT WE DO: At every single show we present the gospel of Jesus Christ clearly. We’ve seen thousands of people come to Christ each year! We end many of our concerts with altar calls, prayer and meet & greets.
WHAT THE PROJECT IS:  Priesthood’s 2nd independant release on their own label(HighLyfe Inc. Records), The trio is going back to their original “Sprinkle Me Luv” roots,  that contained a rap/r&b/hip-hop/worship sound the group was known by and a unique style that put them on the map. 

Priesthood-New Album

Please help Priesthood finish their newest album. Consider sowing towards recording, mixing and manufacturing costs.

THIS IS AN ALL-OR-NOTHING CAMPAIGN. YOU GET YOUR MONEY BACK IF WE DON’T REACH OUR GOAL!

WHO WE ARE: Priesthood is a gospel rap/r&b/hip-hop group that was started back in 1999. For over 13 years we’ve been spreading God’s love to the world through music by performing and ministering at shows, tours, outreaches, prisons, etc. 

WHAT WE DO: At every single show we present the gospel of Jesus Christ clearly. We’ve seen thousands of people come to Christ each year! We end many of our concerts with altar calls, prayer and meet & greets.


WHAT THE PROJECT IS:  Priesthood’s 2nd independant release on their own label(HighLyfe Inc. Records), The trio is going back to their original “Sprinkle Me Luv” roots,  that contained a rap/r&b/hip-hop/worship sound the group was known by and a unique style that put them on the map. 

Notes

Through My Windows (the History behind holy hip hop)
A book written on how the gospel rap movement began,by one of its pioneers…SouptheChemist
I began this project three years ago in my room, sipping on a smoothie I made with my newly purchased Ninja Blender. Discussing a screenplay I wrote while on the phone with my Friend Joey the Jerk, he said to me, “Yo Soup, tell your story about the Holy Hip Hop scene in a book.” I replied, “What does that have to do with the screen play, homie?” He answered, “Nothing at all, but I want to read your story about what the Holy Hip Hop scene was before I got into it, so write a book.” That night I thought about what he said. I arose the next morning and began to write about my experience. I had no idea where to start so I just stared at the computer for about an hour trying to capture what I should say first. Then it clicked; don’t think, just write. A year later I had 400 pages of practical and comprehensive information, special memories and happy mistakes trapped in a typewritten composition titled “Through My Windows.” This book details the gospel rap movement from 1985 to 2003, while also addressing one’s mental process of perception and reasoning. For anyone seeking to understand how the movement started and how groups such as S.F.C., The Gospel Gangstas, I.D.O.L. King, Freedom of Soul and Dynamic Twins came to be, this book is a must read…Soup  
  P.S. You can read some of the book right now on my website at: www.beesydeent.com
Back in the late 80’s there were only a handful of emcees reppin’ Christ on the mic. The quality was usually sub-par and it was pretty discouraging for Christians trying to find quality hip-hop. Chris Cooper, known back then as Super C, was one of the first emcees with distribution that could hold his own and rock stages with the best, receiving the respect of secular emcees like KRS One.Whether you know him as Super C, Sup (Soup) the Chemist, or you have yet to hear of him, Chris is someone who knows the history of Christian hip-hop because he has lived it. I know this because I have been listening to him since the first album dropped!
                                                                                         - Crayzee Joe
Soup the Chemist is one of the Godfathers of the Holy Hip Hop movement, but to me he is Mr. Miyagi to my Daniel son. From carrying record crates, to recording in studios and performing with him on stage, I am what I am because of his guidance and friendship. And it’s pretty kind of awesome watching a man help other people save themselves. Not a bad gig. His life is an amazing story of struggle, triumph, grace and faith. Do yourself a favor and read this book                                   
                                         .-Charles E. Cooks II “Nameo” singer BYP
Soup the chemist is an all-star as far as I am concerned, in secular genres as well as the early ongoing Christian hip-hop arena. He brought street grade hip-hop that was full of the Gospel back in 1988. In the next few years he grew tremendously both in rhyme skill and in beat making. In addition to his tremendous skill and heart for God, Soup was just a cool guy to be around. He was a leader in every sense of the word. He was and still is a tremendous influence to me. It was my honor to both play on his records and tour the US with him. Most definitely a pioneer of Pioneers. 
                                                                                                       -XL
Soup’s music was so legit and a breath of freshness for me. When I heard SFC I was hooked on Christian rap. The other Christian rap stuff I had heard before hearing SFC was dated. So I view Soup’s contributions to Holy Hip Hop as a step up in the sound.I watched the movement around him progress with other acts like, Freedom of Soul, Dynamic Twins and LPG. 
                                                                        -Don The Mayor Setzer
I grew up listening to Soup and one of the first rap shows I went to as a kid was SFC. There are a million and one ways that he’s influenced hip-hoppers, but his creativity and artistry have spoken the loudest to me. He never did what everyone else did, he wasn’t afraid to show his human side, and never stopped pushing the boundaries on every new release. His involvement in the culture was never as someone who found Christ and spoke about Hip-Hop, he was dead in the middle of Hip-Hop and living it with us. He’s meant so many things to me personally as a writer and musician, but we all owe a lot to his dedication and Love for hip-hop and creativity.
                                                                                     - MC Playdough
Soup is a cornerstone in my career. Not only was his music the first taste I got of authentic - life changing hip hop, but he proved himself to be consistent in lifestyle. He has served as a mentor in my recording career over the past 10 years. He has been someone I’ve watched from afar for 20 and been a standup guy all around. If you’re not supporting this man, you need to figure out why and then just do it!
                                                                                                   –Proxy
Soup the Chemist ushered in the Holy Hip Hop movement. A raw legendary emcee, that brought honesty to the genre. This cat rapped about stealing a Mormons Bike, and stompin out fools like Kirk Franklin…MY DUUDE!!!                         -Coffee Jones/Grits
   The impact that Soup /SFC had on the culture was ground breaking, he was bringing creativity, style, and legitimacy at a time when we were a joke to the Hip Hop industry
                                                -Teron Carter aka Bonafide of GRITS

Through My Windows (the History behind holy hip hop)

A book written on how the gospel rap movement began,by one of its pioneers…SouptheChemist

I began this project three years ago in my room, sipping on a smoothie I made with my newly purchased Ninja Blender. Discussing a screenplay I wrote while on the phone with my Friend Joey the Jerk, he said to me, “Yo Soup, tell your story about the Holy Hip Hop scene in a book.” I replied, “What does that have to do with the screen play, homie?” He answered, “Nothing at all, but I want to read your story about what the Holy Hip Hop scene was before I got into it, so write a book.” That night I thought about what he said. I arose the next morning and began to write about my experience. I had no idea where to start so I just stared at the computer for about an hour trying to capture what I should say first. Then it clicked; don’t think, just write. A year later I had 400 pages of practical and comprehensive information, special memories and happy mistakes trapped in a typewritten composition titled “Through My Windows.” This book details the gospel rap movement from 1985 to 2003, while also addressing one’s mental process of perception and reasoning. For anyone seeking to understand how the movement started and how groups such as S.F.C., The Gospel Gangstas, I.D.O.L. King, Freedom of Soul and Dynamic Twins came to be, this book is a must read…Soup  

  P.S. You can read some of the book right now on my website at: www.beesydeent.com

Back in the late 80’s there were only a handful of emcees reppin’ Christ on the mic. The quality was usually sub-par and it was pretty discouraging for Christians trying to find quality hip-hop. Chris Cooper, known back then as Super C, was one of the first emcees with distribution that could hold his own and rock stages with the best, receiving the respect of secular emcees like KRS One.Whether you know him as Super C, Sup (Soup) the Chemist, or you have yet to hear of him, Chris is someone who knows the history of Christian hip-hop because he has lived it. I know this because I have been listening to him since the first album dropped!

                                                                                         - Crayzee Joe

Soup the Chemist is one of the Godfathers of the Holy Hip Hop movement, but to me he is Mr. Miyagi to my Daniel son. From carrying record crates, to recording in studios and performing with him on stage, I am what I am because of his guidance and friendship. And it’s pretty kind of awesome watching a man help other people save themselves. Not a bad gig. His life is an amazing story of struggle, triumph, grace and faith. Do yourself a favor and read this book                                   

                                         .-Charles E. Cooks II “Nameo” singer BYP

Soup the chemist is an all-star as far as I am concerned, in secular genres as well as the early ongoing Christian hip-hop arena. He brought street grade hip-hop that was full of the Gospel back in 1988. In the next few years he grew tremendously both in rhyme skill and in beat making. In addition to his tremendous skill and heart for God, Soup was just a cool guy to be around. He was a leader in every sense of the word. He was and still is a tremendous influence to me. It was my honor to both play on his records and tour the US with him. Most definitely a pioneer of Pioneers. 

                                                                                                       -XL

Soup’s music was so legit and a breath of freshness for me. When I heard SFC I was hooked on Christian rap. The other Christian rap stuff I had heard before hearing SFC was dated. So I view Soup’s contributions to Holy Hip Hop as a step up in the sound.I watched the movement around him progress with other acts like, Freedom of Soul, Dynamic Twins and LPG. 

                                                                        -Don The Mayor Setzer

I grew up listening to Soup and one of the first rap shows I went to as a kid was SFC. There are a million and one ways that he’s influenced hip-hoppers, but his creativity and artistry have spoken the loudest to me. He never did what everyone else did, he wasn’t afraid to show his human side, and never stopped pushing the boundaries on every new release. His involvement in the culture was never as someone who found Christ and spoke about Hip-Hop, he was dead in the middle of Hip-Hop and living it with us. He’s meant so many things to me personally as a writer and musician, but we all owe a lot to his dedication and Love for hip-hop and creativity.

                                                                                     - MC Playdough

Soup is a cornerstone in my career. Not only was his music the first taste I got of authentic - life changing hip hop, but he proved himself to be consistent in lifestyle. He has served as a mentor in my recording career over the past 10 years. He has been someone I’ve watched from afar for 20 and been a standup guy all around. If you’re not supporting this man, you need to figure out why and then just do it!

                                                                                                   –Proxy

Soup the Chemist ushered in the Holy Hip Hop movement. A raw legendary emcee, that brought honesty to the genre. This cat rapped about stealing a Mormons Bike, and stompin out fools like Kirk Franklin…MY DUUDE!!!                         -Coffee Jones/Grits

   The impact that Soup /SFC had on the culture was ground breaking, he was bringing creativity, style, and legitimacy at a time when we were a joke to the Hip Hop industry

                                                -Teron Carter aka Bonafide of GRITS

Notes

FUND: Voices of Abasiyazzi
Homophobia is the real import into Uganda. LGBTIA Ugandans talk directly to their fellow Ugandans about their shared culture and lives.
Voices of the Abasiyazzi

I am Pepe Julian Onziema, a Ugandan transman. Presently, I am the Program Director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and recipient of the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Award. I shot the video of the first Ugandan/East African Gay Pride event you saw above. 

My friend, Tim McCarthy is a Gay Video Historian and has traveled the world since April 1990 in search of LGBTIA Culture; 90 countries so far and all 7 continents. Two minutes of Tim’s archival footage are in the 2012 Oscar Nominated documentary “How To Survive A Plague”. He is also an award winning filmmaker and will be my mentor and partner in this project.
The Project

We want your help to produce a documentary about Ugandan LGBTI life to be shown primarily in Uganda. The world media comes to Uganda and takes the story away to you.  We need your help to document and share our LGBTI Ugandan life with our fellow Ugandans; the very people who hold our fate and need most to hear our truth.
This documentary will explore the cultural and legal history of homosexuality in Uganda up to the present “Kill the Gays Bill” pending in the Ugandan Parliament. This will be complemented by LGBTIA Ugandans sharing their lives with their own clans people, in their own language and cultural traditions, including our Traditional Healers and Beliefs.
According to the 2007 Pew Global Attitudes Project, only 4 percent of Ugandan residents believed that homosexuality was an acceptable way of life. In 2010, another study revealed that 11 percent of Ugandans viewed homosexual behavior as being morally acceptable. This came about because Ugandans are becoming more aware of their LGBTI sisters and brothers. Telling our fellow Ugandans our story will continue to create allies. As you know from your own experience, the more people know you the less they hate or fear you.

FUND: Voices of Abasiyazzi

Homophobia is the real import into Uganda. LGBTIA Ugandans talk directly to their fellow Ugandans about their shared culture and lives.

Voices of the Abasiyazzi

I am Pepe Julian Onziema, a Ugandan transman. Presently, I am the Program Director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and recipient of the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Award. I shot the video of the first Ugandan/East African Gay Pride event you saw above. 

My friend, Tim McCarthy is a Gay Video Historian and has traveled the world since April 1990 in search of LGBTIA Culture; 90 countries so far and all 7 continents. Two minutes of Tim’s archival footage are in the 2012 Oscar Nominated documentary “How To Survive A Plague”. He is also an award winning filmmaker and will be my mentor and partner in this project.

The Project

We want your help to produce a documentary about Ugandan LGBTI life to be shown primarily in Uganda. The world media comes to Uganda and takes the story away to you.  We need your help to document and share our LGBTI Ugandan life with our fellow Ugandans; the very people who hold our fate and need most to hear our truth.

This documentary will explore the cultural and legal history of homosexuality in Uganda up to the present “Kill the Gays Bill” pending in the Ugandan Parliament. This will be complemented by LGBTIA Ugandans sharing their lives with their own clans people, in their own language and cultural traditions, including our Traditional Healers and Beliefs.

According to the 2007 Pew Global Attitudes Project, only 4 percent of Ugandan residents believed that homosexuality was an acceptable way of life. In 2010, another study revealed that 11 percent of Ugandans viewed homosexual behavior as being morally acceptable. This came about because Ugandans are becoming more aware of their LGBTI sisters and brothers. Telling our fellow Ugandans our story will continue to create allies. As you know from your own experience, the more people know you the less they hate or fear you.

Notes

My Pumps Year Round
NEW PRODUCT: Peep toe pumps that can convert into close toe pumps! Why have 1 pair of pumps when you can get 2-n-1! Soon in all Colors!
What is My Pumps Year Round (MPYR)?
CAD Diagrams on MPYR used for Prototype
Our closets fill with peep toe shoes in the fall and winter and again in the spring and summer with closed toe shoes. What if our closet doors could be available year round with a shoe that you could wear throughout the seasons? Well starting this season with My Pumps Year Round that open closet door policy will be created. MPYR is an innovative product to the market. Never before has there been a pump that can be converted from a peep to to a closed toe shoe. You can convert your pumps with a simple snap of the toe box shoe cover. It’s like getting 2 pairs of shoes in 1 that can be worn whenever you desire. With a full color line and interchanging toe box covers your pumps can be an individual of your personal style. 
What does MPYR mean to me?
OMG, where do I begin? My Pumps Year Round are honestly like my second child. I am passionate about my shoe line and all of my “what ifs” are on my mind every second of every day. I am very proud of myself and all the efforts that I have done thus far to create MPYR shoes. What started off as just as idea has turned into an actual product and this still amazing me. I am a “go getter” and once I begin something I will put my all into it until it is complete. I have worked very hard to get this far and this is only the beginning. I foresee what may in “stores” for MPYR but just need your support getting there… This is my dream… Small city…BIG DREAMS…

My Pumps Year Round

NEW PRODUCT: Peep toe pumps that can convert into close toe pumps! Why have 1 pair of pumps when you can get 2-n-1! Soon in all Colors!

What is My Pumps Year Round (MPYR)?

CAD Diagrams on MPYR used for PrototypeCAD Diagrams on MPYR used for Prototype

Our closets fill with peep toe shoes in the fall and winter and again in the spring and summer with closed toe shoes. What if our closet doors could be available year round with a shoe that you could wear throughout the seasons? Well starting this season with My Pumps Year Round that open closet door policy will be created. MPYR is an innovative product to the market. Never before has there been a pump that can be converted from a peep to to a closed toe shoe. You can convert your pumps with a simple snap of the toe box shoe cover. It’s like getting 2 pairs of shoes in 1 that can be worn whenever you desire. With a full color line and interchanging toe box covers your pumps can be an individual of your personal style. 

What does MPYR mean to me?

OMG, where do I begin? My Pumps Year Round are honestly like my second child. I am passionate about my shoe line and all of my “what ifs” are on my mind every second of every day. I am very proud of myself and all the efforts that I have done thus far to create MPYR shoes. What started off as just as idea has turned into an actual product and this still amazing me. I am a “go getter” and once I begin something I will put my all into it until it is complete. I have worked very hard to get this far and this is only the beginning. I foresee what may in “stores” for MPYR but just need your support getting there… This is my dream… Small city…BIG DREAMS…

Notes

Morrison’s Barbershop
it’s me! Roxy! as some of you know, i’m a hairstylist in the las vegas area. i’ve been cutting hair for over 4 years now and i’m so glad this is the direction i decided to take my life. in las vegas, i am making a strong name for myself as a specialist in men’s hair care and grooming but i am also strong in all cutting, styling and coloring of both men and women’s hair. i truely believe hair is an art form and can transform a person externally AND internally. i absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE what i get to do for a living. and even though i’ve had the opportunity to work in a variety of salons, my experience in a barbershop was my favorite. i love the conversation, the energy, the music and the people. so i want, more than anything, to open a shop that has its own super fresh take on what a modern barber shop should be. 
about two years ago, i realized i wanted to make this happen. i decided to name the shop Morrison’s after Jim Morrison (lead singer of The Doors) because i’m a huge lover of music and wanted a name that would give off that feeling, while still feeling classic. Morrison’s will be a unique and modern twist on the classic barbershop concept, where there will be both barbers and stylists in order to provide both barbering and beauty services to las vegas residents and visitors in an atmosphere fueled by the energy and artistic flare of the downtown community.

 
a little about Morrison’s… 

at Morrison’s Barbershop the main goal is to make all clients feel like a part of an extended family and to make the shop feel like home.
i will make sure Morrison’s stays dedicated to consistently providing world class grooming services and high quality products at reasonable pricing by staying on top of current trends and keeping the staff up to date by always offering continuing education. but i want this shop to be so much more! a “haircut” is a service… a “barbershop” is an experience. i still really want Morrison’s to be a fun place for people to be. i want people to look forward to their next experience at the shop, or for them to stop by even when they don’t need a haircut. 
so in an effort to keep everyone excited about the Morrison’s experience, I will provide a host of really awesome amenities from a pool table and internet bay to complimentary beer and wine. yep, you heard me right, and that’s just a little peek at what’s in store!
sounds awesome huh!?!
PLUS, it will be as eco-friendly as possible!
for patrons who are conservative spenders, the price point will be attractive because it will be more affordable than most salons and high end barbershops (e.g. Truefitt and Hill, The Art of Shaving); and while slightly higher in price than the average corner barbershop or franchised salon (e.g. Supercuts, Fantastic Sam’s, Great Clips, etc.), the fact that only quality hair services are offered eliminates the uncertainty often felt when paying extremely low prices.
and because Morrison’s Barbershop will be locally owned and is NOT a franchise, a much more personal approach will be taken with each and every person who comes through the door, allowing Morrison’s and its staff to become a positive part of its clients lives, thus insuring a level of loyalty that other shops aren’t privy to.

Morrison’s Barbershop

it’s me! Roxy! as some of you know, i’m a hairstylist in the las vegas area. i’ve been jhcutting hair for over 4 years now and i’m so glad this is the direction i decided to take my life. in las vegas, i am making a strong name for myself as a specialist in men’s hair care and grooming but i am also strong in all cutting, styling and coloring of both men and women’s hair. i truely believe hair is an art form and can transform a person externally AND internally. i absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE what i get to do for a living. and even though i’ve had the opportunity to work in a variety of salons, my experience in a barbershop was my favorite. hairi love the conversation, the energy, the music and the people. so i want, more than anything, to open a shop that has its own super fresh take on what a modern barber shop should be. 

about two years ago, i realized i wanted to make this happen. i decided to name the shop Morrison’s after Jim Morrison (lead singer of The Doors) because i’m a huge lover of music and wanted a name that would give off that feeling, while still feeling classic. Morrison’s will be a unique and modern twist on the classic barbershop concept, where there will be both barbers and stylists in order to provide both barbering and beauty services to las vegas residents and visitors in an atmosphere fueled by the energy and artistic flare of the downtown community.

 

a little about Morrison’s… 

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at Morrison’s Barbershop the main goal is to make all clients feel like a part of an extended family and to make the shop feel like home.

i will make sure Morrison’s stays dedicated to consistently providing world class grooming services and high quality products at reasonable pricing by staying on top of current trends and keeping the staff up to date by always offering continuing education. but i want this shop to be so much more! a “haircut” is a service… a “barbershop” is an experience. i still really want Morrison’s to be a fun place for people to be. i want people to look forward to their next experience at the shop, or for them to stop by even when they don’t need a haircut. 

so in an effort to keep everyone excited about the Morrison’s experience, I will provide a host of really awesome fyyfamenities from a pool table and internet bay to complimentary beer and wine. yep, you heard me right, and that’s just a little peek at what’s in store!

sounds awesome huh!?!

PLUS, it will be as eco-friendly as possible!

for patrons who are conservative spenders, the price point will be attractive because it will be more affordable than most salons and high end barbershops (e.g. Truefitt and Hill, The Art of Shaving); and while slightly higher in price than the average corner barbershop or franchised salon (e.g. Supercuts, Fantastic Sam’s, Great Clips, etc.), the fact that only quality hair services are offered eliminates the uncertainty often felt when paying extremely low prices.

and because Morrison’s Barbershop will be locally owned and is NOT a franchise, a much more personal approach will be taken with each and every person who comes through the door, allowing Morrison’s and its staff to become a positive part of its clients lives, thus insuring a level of loyalty that other shops aren’t privy to.