Self Worth Conference by Behold.Her

Conferences are often expensive and we're wanting to make this financially accessible for the women who need it!

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Project Description

 

 

It's about who you are, not what you do. 

BEHOLD.HER unites women by creating unique, immersive events incorporating portraits, interviews, and intimate storytelling. We help unite multigenerational women by designing immersive and inclusive events incorporating portraits, interviews, and intimate storytelling that gently nudge women to step away from their emotional comfort zones, develop their self-worth skills, talk about unspoken obstacles and build new relationships (beyond professional interests) within a smartphone-free environment.  

Over the past two years, we've developed partnerships with local businesses, many of them female-owned, which have positively contributed to the local economy and amassed an extensive list of collaborators. What started out as a photography project in 2016 is now a thriving community of women seeking to experience personal breakthroughs. 

BEHOLD.HER has been featured in noteworthy publications like DC Inno, District Station, American University’s LUMXN, Modern Luxury, On Tap Magazine and more.

See what we're about here: www.beholdher.co

 

There are a plethora of pro-women organizations popping up throughout the U.S. And, while we're a teeny-tiny team, we believe in ourselves to do good by standing out. Here's how we do it: 

1. Our portrait storytelling events are unique to us!

2. We go beyond the commercialized notions of "self-care" 

3. We prioritize radical vulnerability in our conversations

4. We ensure a professional co-facilitates triggering conversations

5. Our inclusive events are mindfully designed for extroverts, introverts and everyone in between

 

You may be wondering, why Self-Worth? As women, we're taught to worry about others. ALL. THE. TIME. And when we're not doing that, we're focused on external - developing our business, maintaining our appearance, attaining equal pay, making sure we are safe wherever we are, etc. Most of us are struggling to give ourselves the attention we deserve on a daily basis while making ends meet. 

The BEHOLD.HER series has provided an expressive space for women in Washington, D.C. to find acceptance, beauty, depth, empathy, and validation. And this year, we want to scale-up our micro events by launching our inaugural SELF-WORTH CONFERENCE.

This event is planned for November 16-17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. and is expected to host 250 attendees who want to deeply engage in the inner work needed to deepen connections, build power and accelerate change by challenging themselves to listen more and put themselves first. 

The conference will encompass four themes - Self-Love and Body Image; Sex & Consent, Money & Guilt, and Community & Relationship Building - and will touch on health and wellness, self-development, goal setting, and intentional relationship building. Our mission is to engage women to lead their lives instead of feeling lost, paralyzed, silenced, depressed or frustrated. In defining a personal concept of self-worth, we believe the SELF-WORTH CONFERENCE will provide women the opportunity to live happier, healthier, and more productive lives, be it at home or in the workplace. 

 

BABYSITTING SERVICES: We're working with local babysitting services to coordinate on-site childcare and providing a discount rate for those need off-site childcare during the conference. 

ENTRY COST: We know that conferences tend to attract people within a certain income bracket. We think that's BULL$#!% We're making sure the entry cost is affordable to every interested attendee. We're all working to provide scholarships for those who need financial support. We will not hold back the people who deserve and want to be a part of this event. 

ACCESSIBILITY AND SOCIAL AWARENESS: Not everyone walks and talks the same way. We'll make sure there are adequate breaks for those who need more time to themselves during this event. Our venue is handicap accessible and we will have ASL translation for those who need it. There's room for everyone at our table. 

FOOD: Breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee, tea, and water will be offered. All food options will be available (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, soy free, etc.), and we're taking care of those who have the most restrictive diets or allergies.

SPEAKERS: We will have our four keynote speakers telling stories to segue into our workshop sessions. Speakers will include BEHOLD.HER matriarchs, experienced role models of our community, as well as younger, up-and-coming leaders.  

WORKSHOPS: Each workshop is designed for a small group setting so that our female participants receive the attention they need to feel included and heard. 

 

 

At BEHOLD.HER, we warmly welcome every type of woman.*

We host enriching experience for women in their 20s to 60s, providing them with a foundation that feels like an extension of their home because we believe community is the birthplace of success. Since 2016, our portrait event series has celebrated multifarious racial, cultural, and sexual orientation identities, and we're proud to have photographed and interviewed over 300 women. 

*When we mention "woman," we are inclusive of those who identify with pesky pronouns such as cis, trans, gender-fluid and gender-nonconforming. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, height, weight, disability, faith, creed, religion, genetic market, mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, marital status, or any other characteristic in our programs and activities. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. 

 

Our BEHOLD.HER planning committee are residents of Femme Fatale DC, BUREAU, and Purple Runway.

Kerra from BUREAU is our Community Organizer and is convening our keynote speakers and workshop leaders.

Gigi from PURPLE RUNWAY is our Human Capital Manager and will be responsible for providing supporting professional staff like therapists, doctors, and any other personnel.

Adriana from FEMME FATALE DC is our Experience Maker, and she is responsible for enhancing our audience experience and interactive stations throughout the venue. 

 

"We challenge our participants to ask for help, so we’re embracing our message and we’re asking you for your support in building this foundation with us."

For full transparency, BEHOLD.HER has no funding besides the personal dollars we've all been pulling out of our own pockets to make this possible for our attendees. We have no full-time staff and operate through the hard work of our dedicated volunteers. Let's face it, hosting events is mad expensive and it's difficult finding spaces where everyone feels welcomed, let alone catered to in a city as diverse as Washington, D.C.. Mental health is important and we want to continue to serve our community. A part of that is ensuring that we are accessible to as many women who need it as possible. We're not looking for this to be a one-stop experience. We will ensure that all funding raised is applied resourceful for this conference and for those of the future. 

 

Updates

The Project FAQs

What happens after I purchase my reward? 

You'll get a virtual fist pump and then a member of our team will reach out with next steps!

Who can attend The Self-Worth Conference?

*When we mention "woman," we are inclusive of those who identify with pesky pronouns such as cis, trans, gender-fluid and gender-nonconforming. Please note that our MARKETPLACE (which is a vendor shopping opportunity) will be opened to the public, but they will have to purchase for marketplace entry which will be applied credit to their purchases.  

Where does the Self-Worth Conference take place?

We are currently fundraising to have our event at Eaton Hotel located in Washington, D.C. 

I have children, I don't think I can attend! 

Think again! We'll be providing on-site or discounted off-site babysitting services for mommas who need it. 

I don't live in D.C. but I want to have BEHOLD.HER come to me! 

Cool! If you're interested in having an event hosted in your city, please choose the incentive that reflects that! However, you'll have to coordinate with the Founder to ensure that travel and accommodation are coordinated. 

I am deaf, I wish I could attend but will have trouble communicating with others.

Pssh, we got you. We'll have on-site ASL interpreters and have them readily available for every participant who needs someone. 

I'm hella introverted. 

So are we, which is why we designed the conference with plenty of breaks so we can get the alone time we need and it doesn't have to be you pretending to go to the bathroom. 

I don’t see my question answered here, how do I ask?

Email us at beboldbeher@gmail.com 

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Jen
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Monetary Contribution
$50
Tierney Cochran
06/27/2019
Pre-Sale for Private Dinner
$65
Hushmath Alam
06/27/2019
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Adriana Mendoza
06/26/2019
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Michelle Crowe
06/25/2019
Pre-Sale for Private Dinner
$65
Monetary Contribution

Maybe you are just wanting to give with no strings attached. If that's the case, this box is here for you! 

34 Supporters
Contribute
$500
Personal Portrait Session with Founder

Behold.Her only photographs group portrait events, but you’ll have the opportunity to be personally photographed by the founder. This is available for men and women. 

With your contribution you'll receive:

  • One hour session
  • Style consulting
  • These images are customized to be personal or business use 

*NOTICE upon checkout IFundWomen asks for a coaching “tip” of 15% of the entire amount of your contribution. If you do not want to include this, make sure you deselect it at the bottom of the page.  

4 Supporters
None available
$300
supportHER Scholarship

What’s inclusivity without considering personal finances. Your contribution lowers the overall cost for entry, especially for those who might have lower income who want to attend. The more money we raise, the more women who RISE. Your dollars help women receive:

 

  • Two days of conference attendance

  • Food and beverages

  • Childcare Services 

  • Access to her choice of 20 workshops

  • Professional resources like therapists and on-site doctors 

  • A personalized thermos to reduce waste at the conference

  • and more, duh.

 

You’ll directly receive:

 

  • Shout out on social media

  • A personal card written by our founder

  • A dedicated line on our website highlighting our conference contributors

  • Mindfulness Meditation Download 

  • Wallpaper Digital Download 

*NOTICE upon checkout IFundWomen asks for a coaching “tip” of 15% of the entire amount of your contribution. If you do not want to include this, make sure you de-select it at the bottom of the page. 

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4 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Because she needs to know she's worth it

Your contribution is not about the swag, it's about continuing our mission to provide women with more access to resources for mental health. But, seeing that you're giving a little sumptn' sumptn' we thought you'd like a little love back. Your contribution provides you with: 

  • Cool ass Behold.Her tee 
  • Mindfulness Meditation 
  • Wallpaper Download 
  • Shout out on our IG stories (you better send us a photo of you wearing that tee!)

*NOTICE upon checkout IFundWomen asks for a coaching “tip” of 15% of the entire amount of your contribution. If you do not want to include this, make sure you deselect it at the bottom of the page.

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6 Supporters
Select this reward
$55
Because she needs permission to rest

Start your morning right with our custom-made, campfire mug that says “I'M MORE THAN JUST A FACE.”

With your contribution, not only do you get to feel like a cool kid drinking your drank, but you’ll also receive a private download link to our audio mindfulness meditation. Ain’t no easier way to woo-sah your way into the week.

*NOTICE upon checkout IFundWomen asks for a coaching “tip” of 15% of the entire amount of your contribution. If you do not want to include this, make sure you deselect it at the bottom of the page.

14 Left
11 Supporters
Select this reward
$20
Because you're tired of seeing her sad

We encourage you to speak more kindly to yourself. At our events, we provide perspectives on how to change your personal narrative. In honor of that mission and your contribution, you’ll receive our downloadable, guided mindfulness meditation.

*NOTICE upon checkout IFundWomen asks for a coaching “tip” of 15% of the entire amount of your contribution. If you do not want to include this, make sure you deselect it at the bottom of the page.

9 Supporters
Select this reward
$10
Because you know it takes a tribe

We're going to love you so hard over text that your phone will overheat and you'll have to wait a few minutes before it kicks back on. 

Your contribution to support us in making a difference for our participants starts with a hi-five and ends with a kickass digital wallpaper download (available in all sizes for phones and desktops) custom made by one of our girls.

*NOTICE upon checkout IFundWomen asks for a coaching “tip” of 15% of the entire amount of your contribution. If you do not want to include this, make sure you de-select it at the bottom of the page. 

5 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
Confetti Portrait Launch Party (D.C.)

We're going to be hosting in The Loft at DACHA in Washington, D.C. on May 16th starting at 6 PM! We'll be celebrating our campaign by having you dance through tiny pieces of brightly, overpriced paper, whilst being photographed.

 

You'll receive:

  • 2 pictures from your session

  • Designated time to be photographed

  • Feature on our social channels

  • An effing great time

For those who will decide to show up at the door, we cannot guarantee the wait or time you'll be photographed. Walk-ins will be asked to donate $50 or more for entry. This is open to EVERYONE (dudes included).

You'll receive an email from us after your donation to select your time slot! 

*NOTICE upon checkout IFundWomen asks for a coaching “tip” of 15% of the entire amount of your contribution. If you do not want to include this, make sure you deselect it at the bottom of the page.

35 Supporters
None available
$35
Podcast Listening Club Event: Pleasure

For D.C. Locals! 

We'll be taking our Podcast Listening Club to Femme Fatale DC. Our Co-host will be the co-owner of The Sex Oil! 

Location: 3224 11th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20010

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

When: Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

What's a PLC event? It's like a book club, but instead we discuss Podcast Episodes. This month's episode is: Sex Magic Podcast: Ep 203 Why are we so Resistant to Pleasure?

Head to our calendar to see the nitty gritty details of what we'll be discussing: LINK

2 Supporters
None available

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Maybe you are just wanting to give with no strings attached. If that's the case, this box is here for you! 

34 Supporters
Contribute
$500
Personal Portrait Session with Founder

Behold.Her only photographs group portrait events, but you’ll have the opportunity to be personally photographed by the founder. This is available for men and women. 

With your contribution you'll receive:

  • One hour session
  • Style consulting
  • These images are customized to be personal or business use 

*NOTICE upon checkout IFundWomen asks for a coaching “tip” of 15% of the entire amount of your contribution. If you do not want to include this, make sure you deselect it at the bottom of the page.  

4 Supporters
None available
$300
supportHER Scholarship

What’s inclusivity without considering personal finances. Your contribution lowers the overall cost for entry, especially for those who might have lower income who want to attend. The more money we raise, the more women who RISE. Your dollars help women receive:

 

  • Two days of conference attendance

  • Food and beverages

  • Childcare Services 

  • Access to her choice of 20 workshops

  • Professional resources like therapists and on-site doctors 

  • A personalized thermos to reduce waste at the conference

  • and more, duh.

 

You’ll directly receive:

 

  • Shout out on social media

  • A personal card written by our founder

  • A dedicated line on our website highlighting our conference contributors

  • Mindfulness Meditation Download 

  • Wallpaper Digital Download 

*NOTICE upon checkout IFundWomen asks for a coaching “tip” of 15% of the entire amount of your contribution. If you do not want to include this, make sure you de-select it at the bottom of the page. 

6 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Because she needs to know she's worth it

Your contribution is not about the swag, it's about continuing our mission to provide women with more access to resources for mental health. But, seeing that you're giving a little sumptn' sumptn' we thought you'd like a little love back. Your contribution provides you with: 

  • Cool ass Behold.Her tee 
  • Mindfulness Meditation 
  • Wallpaper Download 
  • Shout out on our IG stories (you better send us a photo of you wearing that tee!)

*NOTICE upon checkout IFundWomen asks for a coaching “tip” of 15% of the entire amount of your contribution. If you do not want to include this, make sure you deselect it at the bottom of the page.

14 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
$55
Because she needs permission to rest

Start your morning right with our custom-made, campfire mug that says “I'M MORE THAN JUST A FACE.”

With your contribution, not only do you get to feel like a cool kid drinking your drank, but you’ll also receive a private download link to our audio mindfulness meditation. Ain’t no easier way to woo-sah your way into the week.

*NOTICE upon checkout IFundWomen asks for a coaching “tip” of 15% of the entire amount of your contribution. If you do not want to include this, make sure you deselect it at the bottom of the page.

14 Left
11 Supporters
Select this reward
$20
Because you're tired of seeing her sad

We encourage you to speak more kindly to yourself. At our events, we provide perspectives on how to change your personal narrative. In honor of that mission and your contribution, you’ll receive our downloadable, guided mindfulness meditation.

*NOTICE upon checkout IFundWomen asks for a coaching “tip” of 15% of the entire amount of your contribution. If you do not want to include this, make sure you deselect it at the bottom of the page.

9 Supporters
Select this reward
$10
Because you know it takes a tribe

We're going to love you so hard over text that your phone will overheat and you'll have to wait a few minutes before it kicks back on. 

Your contribution to support us in making a difference for our participants starts with a hi-five and ends with a kickass digital wallpaper download (available in all sizes for phones and desktops) custom made by one of our girls.

*NOTICE upon checkout IFundWomen asks for a coaching “tip” of 15% of the entire amount of your contribution. If you do not want to include this, make sure you de-select it at the bottom of the page. 

5 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
Confetti Portrait Launch Party (D.C.)

We're going to be hosting in The Loft at DACHA in Washington, D.C. on May 16th starting at 6 PM! We'll be celebrating our campaign by having you dance through tiny pieces of brightly, overpriced paper, whilst being photographed.

 

You'll receive:

  • 2 pictures from your session

  • Designated time to be photographed

  • Feature on our social channels

  • An effing great time

For those who will decide to show up at the door, we cannot guarantee the wait or time you'll be photographed. Walk-ins will be asked to donate $50 or more for entry. This is open to EVERYONE (dudes included).

You'll receive an email from us after your donation to select your time slot! 

*NOTICE upon checkout IFundWomen asks for a coaching “tip” of 15% of the entire amount of your contribution. If you do not want to include this, make sure you deselect it at the bottom of the page.

35 Supporters
None available
$35
Podcast Listening Club Event: Pleasure

For D.C. Locals! 

We'll be taking our Podcast Listening Club to Femme Fatale DC. Our Co-host will be the co-owner of The Sex Oil! 

Location: 3224 11th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20010

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

When: Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

What's a PLC event? It's like a book club, but instead we discuss Podcast Episodes. This month's episode is: Sex Magic Podcast: Ep 203 Why are we so Resistant to Pleasure?

Head to our calendar to see the nitty gritty details of what we'll be discussing: LINK

2 Supporters
None available