exhale. collective

A community ignited by black women for black women. We curate social spaces for black women & girls to breathe easy, to come -and just be.

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Project Description

 

exhale. is a community building initiative ignited by black women for black women. Our mission is to support, connect, and uplift black women and girls through gatherings that unite and inspire. We curate social spaces for black women and girls to breathe easy, to come and just be, in an environment where they alone are enough.

 

 

exhale. hopes to create social spaces where black women and girls are emboldened to release  -even if just momentarily- and allow themselves to be nourished, inspired, and united in community.

 

Our campaign is in support of our 2019 vision and beyond. As curators, we developed intentions to guide the events and spaces we hoped to create over the next year. Our intentions represent things we hope will manifest through our work. They are inspired by our personal journeys, the current climate for black women in America, and conversations with loved ones. It is our desire to continue to provide moments of exhale through rest, nature, wellness & healing, creativity & art, faith, and community & connection.

Your support will help us ensure that exhale. events are accessible to all. We try to host events that free or low cost, and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds. Your contributions will help support things like space reservations for our open mic series, subsidized tickets for events such as our annual black girl magic brunch, and honorariums for guest speakers in our new ‘exhale. Table Talk’ series. Contributions will also help us in our pursuit of 501(c)(3) non-profit status. We are grateful for any amount of financial support as we pursue these endeavors.  

Speak Easy is a bi-monthly open mic series which honors the voices of black women.

 

Our Black Girl Magic Brunch is an annual event celebrating and affirming black womanhood.

 

 

Our name is inspired by the science of breath and the impact of racial weathering on black women's bodies. Without exhalation, stressors remain in the body – setting forth a cycle that weathers and effects overall health and well being. As black women we shape and we shift into countless roles and responsibilities. We are sisters, teachers, providers, healers, partners, mothers, spiritual guides, humans -each role with its own weight. Black women carry families, trauma, institutions, restoration, justice, and nations.

 

 

We are driven by the idea that connection can change lives. Ariel is a transportation engineer by day and all things creative by night. Christine loves the art of dance, she finds it another way of coming to love oneself, one’s body and reclaim space through movement and emotional expression. She works in the healthcare industry. We came together in 2018 to co-currate exhale. collecive with a passion to create space for black women and girls to celebrate and hold one another in uninhibited joy.

While we represent exhale. collective, we want to honor and acknowledge that there are a lot of black women who hold us in this work. This collective is a powerful extension of the women who have seen, and continue to see, and nurture the vision within us. 

Thank you for your support of our campaign!  

Updates

The Project FAQs

Please feel free to contact info@exhalecollective.org if you have any questions! 

Madilyn
03/01/2019
curated exhale. 'breathe easy playlist'
$50
03/01/2019
'breathe easy' satin pillow case
$100
fosterjd3@gmail.com
02/28/2019
Monetary Contribution
$500
Anetra Brown
02/24/2019
exhale. T-shirt
$30
Chantel Taite
02/13/2019
exhale. T-shirt
$30
bmwlc734
02/11/2019
exhale. affirmation cards
$25
Pershanna Ward
02/03/2019
exhale. T-shirt
$60
Sakeenah
02/01/2019
curated exhale. 'breathe easy playlist'
$10
Taylor Valencia
02/01/2019
exhale. affirmation cards
$15
Jenna P.
01/31/2019
Monetary Contribution
$3
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

4 Supporters
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$5
Thank you email and social media button

You will receive a personal thank you email and an assortment of buttons to use for your social media account - go ahead and show off your support for black women spaces! 

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$10
curated exhale. 'breathe easy playlist'

Receive a curated exhale 'breathe easy' playlist (available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, or Tidal) and a digital thank you email.

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exhale. affirmation cards

Get your day off to a great start with limited edition exhale. affirmation cards! You will receive three (3) affirmations cards featuring the words of black female writers, creators, and revolutionaries!  Keep for yourself or inspire a friend! 

 

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$30
exhale. T-shirt

Share moments of exhale. on the go with our exclusive t-shirt! 

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$35
exclusive exhale. Satin bonnet

Keep your edges laid and your tresses protected with our exclusive pink exhale. satin bonnet! 

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exhale. graphic design package

exhale. collective does all of its design in house! Have the exhale. team assist with branding for your organization, personal brand, or business.

Graphic design services include one (1) in-person or virtual visioning session, plus a choice of one (1) of the following:

  • A brand style guide including logo, fonts, and colors
  • A template or design for flyer, stationery, merchandise, etc. 
  • A social media layout (quote template, highlight buttons, curated 9-12 grid template) 
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exhale. event curation consultation

Have the exhale. team assist with the curation of your next event!

Event curation will include three (3) in-person or virtual planning sessions to help curate your event. The exhale. team will provide you with tailored resources to assist with event planning such as:

  • A brainstorming/visioning map
  • A resource guide of local venues and vendors (POC and/or women owned vendors and venues available on request)
  • An event budgeting template
  • An event logistics guide (day of schedule, event planning milestones) 
  • Graphic design materials (flyers or invitations)
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exhale. collective Sponsor

Become an official sponsor of exhale. collective.! As a sponsor we will feature information about you and/or your business on all of our digital platforms including our website, Facebook page, and Instagram. We also list you as a sponsor on printed event materials and verbally acknowledge your support at our 2019 events. 

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VIP sponsorship

Become an official sponsor of exhale. collective.! As a sponsor we will feature information about you and/or your business on all of our digital platforms including our website, Facebook page, and Instagram. We also list you as a sponsor on printed event materials and verbally acknowledge your support at our 2019 events. 

As a VIP sponsor, you will also receive your choice of previously mentioned rewards (and will probably breathe very easy knowing that you supported two fine chocolate snacks. May your edges stay laid and elbows anointed and hydrated by the Lordt.)

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

4 Supporters
Contribute
$5
Thank you email and social media button

You will receive a personal thank you email and an assortment of buttons to use for your social media account - go ahead and show off your support for black women spaces! 

350 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$10
curated exhale. 'breathe easy playlist'

Receive a curated exhale 'breathe easy' playlist (available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, or Tidal) and a digital thank you email.

146 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
$15
exhale. affirmation cards

Get your day off to a great start with limited edition exhale. affirmation cards! You will receive three (3) affirmations cards featuring the words of black female writers, creators, and revolutionaries!  Keep for yourself or inspire a friend! 

 

97 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
$30
exhale. T-shirt

Share moments of exhale. on the go with our exclusive t-shirt! 

14 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
exclusive exhale. Satin bonnet

Keep your edges laid and your tresses protected with our exclusive pink exhale. satin bonnet! 

24 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$350
exhale. graphic design package

exhale. collective does all of its design in house! Have the exhale. team assist with branding for your organization, personal brand, or business.

Graphic design services include one (1) in-person or virtual visioning session, plus a choice of one (1) of the following:

  • A brand style guide including logo, fonts, and colors
  • A template or design for flyer, stationery, merchandise, etc. 
  • A social media layout (quote template, highlight buttons, curated 9-12 grid template) 
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0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
exhale. event curation consultation

Have the exhale. team assist with the curation of your next event!

Event curation will include three (3) in-person or virtual planning sessions to help curate your event. The exhale. team will provide you with tailored resources to assist with event planning such as:

  • A brainstorming/visioning map
  • A resource guide of local venues and vendors (POC and/or women owned vendors and venues available on request)
  • An event budgeting template
  • An event logistics guide (day of schedule, event planning milestones) 
  • Graphic design materials (flyers or invitations)
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$1,000
exhale. collective Sponsor

Become an official sponsor of exhale. collective.! As a sponsor we will feature information about you and/or your business on all of our digital platforms including our website, Facebook page, and Instagram. We also list you as a sponsor on printed event materials and verbally acknowledge your support at our 2019 events. 

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0 Supporters
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$2,500
VIP sponsorship

Become an official sponsor of exhale. collective.! As a sponsor we will feature information about you and/or your business on all of our digital platforms including our website, Facebook page, and Instagram. We also list you as a sponsor on printed event materials and verbally acknowledge your support at our 2019 events. 

As a VIP sponsor, you will also receive your choice of previously mentioned rewards (and will probably breathe very easy knowing that you supported two fine chocolate snacks. May your edges stay laid and elbows anointed and hydrated by the Lordt.)

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