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Divine Enthusiast | An Art House for WOC Creatives

Amplifying the voice, art, and brands of Women of Color while offering resources and dialogue to support our cultural & spiritual wellbeing

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Campaign Ends on August 3, 2021

Project Description

 

OUR VISION 

Our vision is to cultivate a sacred space for Women of Color creatives and business owners to honor, amplify, and align our artisanship authentically and sustainably. 

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HERSTORY

Founded in 2018, Divine Enthusiast established its roots as a digital source of quarterly content centered on the journeys, discoveries, and revelations of everyday women of color creatives. We go beyond the standard conversations to unearth our identity, disciplines, dynamism, and more that shape our artistry. 

The synergy between art and entrepreneurship is iridescent, and it's why we champion WOC around the globe through our "Conscious Brands" guide, a source for discovering and supporting new and established businesses. 

 

BE A PART OF OUR STORY 

There is a demand for a more intuitive and introspective publication that extends and sustains the momentum that empowers us to unleash our voices while peeling back layers of our artistry. 

And we want to deliver that to you. 

We're offering a premium, museum-quality coffee table book that awakens creatives by uncovering life's most timeless ideologies through distinct editorial, transformative dialogue, experiential marketing, and reflective journaling that's restorative.

 

And we need YOUR help to make it happen. We're seeking funding to help us:

  • Compensate a diverse group of WOC freelance writers
  • Produce and print the first 1,000 copies of the inaugural coffee table book

While our need is well beyond our ask, your support in these two initiatives will help ignite the process of creating a timeless tabletop. 

 

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Whether it was frequent trips to the Detroit Institute of Arts, being immersed in my family's art history, or dabbling myself, art has always been a part of who I am and a therapeutic outlet for me. 

It took losing myself to begin fully embracing this connection. Two years post-undergrad was my first awakening moment. The intense feelings of unfulfillment in past jobs, combined with a lack of clarity about my purpose, forced me to face myself in a way that was uncomfortable yet necessary to live life intentionally. (cue Solange - "Do Nothing Without Intention") 

Reconnecting with my inner child and the source of my peace was pivotal for reuniting me with my artistry and creativity. 

I believe my testament is just a mirror for many others navigating life, uncovering purpose, and leaning on intuition to make those courageous moves that unlocks the authentic self.

My deepest desire is that Divine Enthusiast will resonate with you as an unconditional source in the same way it has served as a divine force to explore the depths of my own creativity and spirituality.

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WHY CROWDFUNDING?

Barriers still exist for black women entrepreneurs. While we are the largest female minority group of business owners in the U.S., owning more than 2 million businesses, we continue to receive less venture capital funding than other groups. Yet, we refuse to let this hold us back. We are still committed to changing the narrative in this space, but the beauty of crowdfunding is that it allows us to bring you along our journey. People are what make our purpose come to life. We know what collaboration, camaraderie, and support look like, and it simply means more when it comes from the community. 

WE CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO BE A PART OF OUR STORY

STAY DIVINE 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

When will my reward(s) arrive? 

  • Digital Rewards: You can expect to receive your digital reward(s) within 3 days of purchase. 
  • T-Shirts and "Basquiat Tribute" Prints will be shipped at the end of August, 2021. 
  • Coffee Table Books and complementary gifts will ship on the day of launch (expected, 2022)

How will you know where to send my order?

  • You will receive a follow-up email requesting more information. 

How do I select the gift card I want?

  • You will receive a follow-up email asking which "Conscious Brand" gift card you want. 
Jess Collins
07/30/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
Arrielle Mock
07/21/2021
I AM AWARE
$125
Stacey Fifi genipa
07/20/2021
Monetary Contribution
$5
Humayra Bobby
07/19/2021
I AM INTRIGUED
$25
Amber Hayle
07/17/2021
I AM AWARE
$125
Tessa
07/16/2021
I AM INTRIGUED
$25
Rachel Mooreland
07/12/2021
I AM AWARE
$125
DONNA
07/08/2021
Monetary Contribution
$500
Lois T. Collins
07/05/2021
I AM AWARE
$250
Helen Bennett
07/04/2021
I AM AWARE
$125
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

16 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
I AM INTRIGUED

Social Media Shout out via Instagram

4 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
I AM CREATIVE

 Our "I AM CREATIVE" package is designed to inspire and help creatives advance their craft. This package includes: 

  • Fully Customizable 3-page Media Kit that includes a cover page, brand collaborations, and rates 
  • "Basquiat Tribute" Print, painted by Founder, Natalie Milhouse
2 Supporters
Select this reward
125.00 USD
I AM AWARE

Embrace your awareness and support for Divine Enthusiast with our Divine Enthusiast Definition shirt.

COLOR: Terracotta

TEXTURE: Embossed (raised) Lettering

TEXT: DIVINE ENTHUSIAST 

/dəˈvīn/ • /enˈTH(y)o͞ozēˌast/

(n) A spiritually led creative whose work is curated intentionally and authentically

9 Supporters
Select this reward
160.00 USD
I AM INTENTIONAL

The package that puts you first.

Give a little and get a little restoration with a 7-Day Class Pass at the School of Radical Healing (SORH). Mix and Match classes like Breathwork, Meditation, Rest, and Yoga with Liberation Leader and Trauma-Informed Mindfulness practitioner, Adria Moses. 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
275.00 USD
I AM CONSCIOUS

The "I AM CONSCIOUS" package is an ode to our Conscious Brands guide. If you're looking to support a WOC business, then this package is for you. 

We're offering one(1) $50 gift card to a Conscious Brand of your choice. Options include:

0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
I AM AUTHENTIC

To show our eternal gratitude, you'll receive:

  • A copy of the coffee table book, signed by our Founder
  • Choose One (1)
    • Media Kit
    • "Basquiat Print" Tribute 
    • Limited Edition T-Shirt
    • School of Radical Healing Class Pass
    • Conscious Brands Gift Card ($50)
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
I AM DIVINE

YOU DESERVE. We humbly appreciate your support. The "I AM DIVINE" package includes: 

  • A copy of the coffee table book, signed by our Founder + a surprise complementary gift (arrives with print)
  • Acknowledgment as a "DIVINE" contributor in print publication
  • Choose One (1)
    • Media Kit
    • "Basquiat Print" Tribute 
    • Limited Edition T-Shirt
    • School of Radical Healing Class Pass
    • Conscious Brands Gift Card ($50)
0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

16 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
I AM INTRIGUED

Social Media Shout out via Instagram

4 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
I AM CREATIVE

 Our "I AM CREATIVE" package is designed to inspire and help creatives advance their craft. This package includes: 

  • Fully Customizable 3-page Media Kit that includes a cover page, brand collaborations, and rates 
  • "Basquiat Tribute" Print, painted by Founder, Natalie Milhouse
2 Supporters
Select this reward
125.00 USD
I AM AWARE

Embrace your awareness and support for Divine Enthusiast with our Divine Enthusiast Definition shirt.

COLOR: Terracotta

TEXTURE: Embossed (raised) Lettering

TEXT: DIVINE ENTHUSIAST 

/dəˈvīn/ • /enˈTH(y)o͞ozēˌast/

(n) A spiritually led creative whose work is curated intentionally and authentically

9 Supporters
Select this reward
160.00 USD
I AM INTENTIONAL

The package that puts you first.

Give a little and get a little restoration with a 7-Day Class Pass at the School of Radical Healing (SORH). Mix and Match classes like Breathwork, Meditation, Rest, and Yoga with Liberation Leader and Trauma-Informed Mindfulness practitioner, Adria Moses. 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
275.00 USD
I AM CONSCIOUS

The "I AM CONSCIOUS" package is an ode to our Conscious Brands guide. If you're looking to support a WOC business, then this package is for you. 

We're offering one(1) $50 gift card to a Conscious Brand of your choice. Options include:

0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
I AM AUTHENTIC

To show our eternal gratitude, you'll receive:

  • A copy of the coffee table book, signed by our Founder
  • Choose One (1)
    • Media Kit
    • "Basquiat Print" Tribute 
    • Limited Edition T-Shirt
    • School of Radical Healing Class Pass
    • Conscious Brands Gift Card ($50)
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
I AM DIVINE

YOU DESERVE. We humbly appreciate your support. The "I AM DIVINE" package includes: 

  • A copy of the coffee table book, signed by our Founder + a surprise complementary gift (arrives with print)
  • Acknowledgment as a "DIVINE" contributor in print publication
  • Choose One (1)
    • Media Kit
    • "Basquiat Print" Tribute 
    • Limited Edition T-Shirt
    • School of Radical Healing Class Pass
    • Conscious Brands Gift Card ($50)
0 Supporters
Select this reward