My Instagram & FB newsfeeds have been swarming with photos and well wishes from Saturday and let me tell you, it feels AMAZING!!! It's better than my Born Day!
I would be NOWHERE without the undying support of my friends, admirers & family!!! I have been told many times over the past few days that I inspire people, but the truth is, when I grabbed everyones attention to say a few words that evening, seeing all of YOU there in one room listening to my ramblings was the most inspiring feeling in the WORLD, and reminded me why I'm doing this and how FUN it is to throw these events and connect everyone to a world that seems so far away, but isn't really..
Everyone commented on how positive the vibe was and how chill my peeps are! This is so important to me because no matter how good my work is, if I am not able to help create a welcoming vibe, no one will want to spend their Saturday night with me! ♥ So THANK YOU for being so darn legit!
It also must be said that I know it's not everyones priority to spend their Saturday night looking at the not-so-carefree realities of far away lands that seem to bear no relation to our culture. And whether I guilted you into attending my show or you came because you are truly interested and concerned about a society other than our own, the fact that you decided to take a look into my life's work MEANS THE WORLD to me.
With that said, we had about 250 people come visit and were able to raise enough money to cover the cost of the show!
Thank you ENDLESSLY for attending and supporting, please stay tuned for more updates of the next show and my fundraising efforts to fund my trip to Gaza!
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Steady Jenny Photography and The Yemen Peace Project teamed together to share their stories and photos of the Middle East. Portions of the proceeds went to their respective charitable causes. There were snacks and wine and live music and lots of fun people to mingle with at a unique indoor/outdoor venue, perfect for a June summer night!
Steady Jenny is a documentary photographer who has been covering various social and political issues for over a decade. She will be sharing her award winning photos she took in The West Bank, Israel and Jordan.
"The Yemen Peace Project was created by a group of students and activists with the aim of working for peaceful solutions to the crises facing the people of Yemen. We believe that any US involvement in Yemen's affairs should be aimed at improving the lives of Yemeni citizens, rather than augmenting the Yemeni regime's capacity for violence. Most importantly, we believe that all people, whether in Yemen or the United States, deserve the same rights and freedoms, including freedom from war.