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InSEPTion: Journey to Inspiration amidst Pandemic

The immersive Journey of a Disabled Black and Indigenous Creative’s Path to Recovery -> Inspiration -> Creation amidst Global Pandemic

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Project Description

Systemic Racism has left Black and Indigenous communities ravaged, oppressed, and over-exploited in the U.S. for centuries. We have generational curses, and trauma, imprinted in our blood.

WA:R wants to contribute to the mending of these wounds. We provide supplemental health and spiritual tools, via preventative healthcare services and creative arts therapies and Visual Art exposure, to aid in the overall recovery of the BIPOC community at large.

 

What is WA:R?

September Reigns, Creative Director

 

· Welcome WA:R Heads!!!

· This is Wholly Awakened: Revival.

· WA:R - is a nod to the future, In securing our survival as the Human Race. War and oppression, as we know it and have perpetuated it, has to and will come to an end. WA:R is about revolutionizing what we sink our livelihood and investments into as a Community, through various tools of preventative healthcare. Ease, Joy, Peace, Art and Beauty, Security, Comfort, Equity, and Empowerment are natural rights we all are entitled to. Healing from the present-day/ generational Trauma and shifting to a Growth Mindset is Vital, especially for those in BIPOC communities. The time has come to honor them once again and forevermore. Once revived, we shall thrive!

 

Who Am I? About the Founder

 

The Artist Behind the Vision
September Reigns, Founder, Healer

 

· I Am September Reigns. I am a Muse with a deep love of humanity and our world. I've always been huge a Nerd for design and artistry in every medium. I have a passion for sustainable humane eco-friendly projects and innovations. I am a Social justice Activist, Wellness Coach, Designer and Artist of Several mediums who has a passion for bringing accessible preventive Healthcare to Marginalized and Invisible Communities.


Many of these communities are my own. I am a refugee and trauma survivor currently residing in Mérida, Yucatán. I am an introvert with a recent late diagnosis of ADHD. As a Disabled Non-binary Black & Indigenous Queer person, I understand and am affected by poor designs every day. These poor designs have made mere existence during a Pandemic exponentially harder. After years of commitment to my mental health and overall Spiritual wellbeing, I am an expert in failing forward, working smarter not harder, to ensure a balance of ease and wellness alongside my ambitions. I am honored to be a party to this new Renaissance Era with today's advancements in Technology, Art/Design, and Accessibility. I am ready to grow the next steps in my career and I'm currently in search of support for my latest visions. 

I look forward to applying everything to my brand, as well as any other companies and organizations that are in alignment with my best quality of life.
 I offer a combination of unique skills and competencies which I have developed through a lengthy, rewarding and eclectic career. I have years of Customer branding, Negotiation, and Performance skills, along with a huge love of learning and honing one's strengths. These along with my passion for Creative Arts Therapy & Holistic Self Care.
I am rapidly growing my brand, Wholly Awakened: Revival, from our unanticipated hiatus last year. Last year's Tour was brief as a result of needing evolution which began with a need to focus on my own health. Months of Prep and research are complete,now I am presently at the stage of developing funding for my latest Project: InSEPTion 

· After a much-needed, albeit MUCH longer than expected, Hiatus from the business for the sake of my self-healing and spiritual journey, plus the Covid-19 pandemic, I am back with my newly resurrected Pandemic Accessible Content & Services. This project is a Visual Diary of my Journey Back to Creation amidst a Pandemic. My current services showcase my Certifications and Training in:

Reiki Mastery | Graphic Design | Tarot | Spiritual Creative Art Therapy | Gallery Design | Inclusivity and Trauma Training | Holistic Talk Therapy | Wellness Coaching

We have all the skills, spiritual support, and Project planning prepped to take this Sponsored Community Holistic Healing to the next level. Granting the ability to do my part in the ultimate mission: to close the Systemic Oppression, Economic Disparity, and Inaccessibility Gap to the true Healthcare our people have been denied since the nation’s inception.

 

Why me, why now, why this journey...?

Journey to Inspiration

 

CHRONIC STRESS IS KILLING US, ESPECIALLY Black and Indigenous POC.

 

 “The employment, medical, and criminal justice systems contribute to debilitating outcomes and have adverse psychological effects on people of color, with numerous research studies finding a connection to systemic racism and poor mental health…. 

in the week after the video of Floyd’s killing became public, the percentage of African Americans with clinical signs of anxiety or depression rose from 36% to 41%, which represents an additional 1.4 million people with these symptoms…… 

Native Americans make up just 1.3% of the U.S. population, but they comprise a disproportionate percentage of Americans facing police violence. They are killed by police at higher rates than any other racial group, including African Americans.” 

                                                            -VeryWellMind.com 

 

What's the problem I am trying to solve?

The Lack of Equitable Accessibility in Healthcare, especially Preventative Healthcare, in BIPOC communities.

My purpose as a Healer is not to cure, but to aid in facilitating the healing power we already have within us. Be it touch-based or no, all healing stems from this fact: We are all Powerful Beings.

Spirit speaks through me to say - you can only meet someone as deeply as you have met yourself.

I Am Representation. 

I am here to share tools I've found helpful, share my story, raise awareness, and to create Safe Space that will be Accessible virtually to provided respite for anyone seeking. I wish for my vulnerability to spark the shift  and courage in you to be a encourage the same.

And, now...

Through donations from non-Black allies, and amazing collectives like the NYC POC Healing Circle and their Black Healers FUND in 2021, I was able to provide over 75 Free and discounted, 2-hour Intensive Reiki, Tarot, and Talk therapy sessions for Black folks Spring 2021. This past year (May 2021-present) I continued my work through Reclaim Pride Coalition, with community organizing, Reiki services, aiding with RPC's rehabilitation, and graphic design preparation for the 4th Annual Queer Liberation March. I am proud of how I've been able to advocate for my communities and this is just the beginning.

This year I received permission from the property owner to paint and design the physical space I have here in Mérida, Yucatan as I see fit. This physical space will be a safe haven for introspection and refreshment. I want to make Safe Haven accessible to all my communities, locally and virtually! 

OUR PIVOT & CROWDFUNDING MISSION

I, September, want to be able to provide, Black and Indigenous of the BIPOC communities, including but not limited to, Trans*, LGBTQIA+, GNC/NB, and BIPOC traditional spiritualists/ healers/ artists of all kinds, healing accessibility through InSEPTion - Virtual Gallery & Garden, Workshops, Meditation, Creative Art Therapy, Plant Therapies and more!

We want to be able to collab with my communities more as well by featuring Community BIPoC Artists other than myself!! We want those who need wellbeing support, to have the continuous access and opportunity to do so. We can provide this while still being able to operate as a practice and support the BIPOC contractors and creative collaborators with your support.

 

How will we spend $150,000?!

50000= September ~ Resident Artist Living Costs | Artist Gallery Commissions | Frame design | Creative Director | Content Development for all Workshops, Livestreams, InSEPTion Documentary | Writing for Lost Generation: invisible demographics of Adult ADHD

7700= Art Production Materials ~ paint | drawing board | paint materials (brushes, pens, etc) | Framing | mounting/ installation | pallettes | supply storage | artist bench

63000= Labor (BIPOC prioritized) ~ Painters (space priming and interior design) | landscaping | deliveries | VR/AR specialist | Videographer / video editor | Media Marketing Manager | Curated Featured Artist works | Photographer | Professional Organizer | Pre-sale shipping | Book Editor | Voice Talent for Audiobook accessibility 

8300= Tech ~ Bluetooth/Streaming cameras | Hotspots | Tablets for Showcase so physical and virtual audience and interact live | AR/VR applications | Lighting and Eclectical expenses | Backdrops | Content Storage Tools | NFT mints | Mics

13000 = Garden ~ lights | soil/plants | irrigation system + water bill increase to Property Manager | furniture/feeders | sod | water tank replacement 

8000 = Remaining Interior Design & Spiritual Healing Tools ~ Seating | Couch covers | Tables | Desk & Chair | Water features | House plant Air filtration | Drapes/Partitions | mosquito Screens | Sound bath Tools | Crystals | Alter supplies | Yoga Mats & Meditative cushions 

 

Who is on the team?

WA:R’s goal is to prioritize local business and BIPOC led small businesses. With September at the helm as Creative Director, All Labor expenses are allocated to this. A few Healer and Artist Collaborations will be also showcased during our Lives and Virtual workshops throughout the Project. 

Testimonials

To see more of how W.A.:R has impacted the community so far, please visit our Testimonial Thread in the link below:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGnQJHMnpVN/

How Can You Help?

 

 
Words to live by
 
Educate Yourself - DO NOT ask the oppressed to teach you for free, Compensate those who teach you.
Share our Cause – Spread the word and increase our reach to provide accessibility for our community
Support - Fund what you can and know you are contributing to change for the betterment of humankind
Provide Equity in Other Ways-  Know some folks we HAVE TO meet? Have valuable skills to share? Have services you want to gift to our company and cause? --Contact WA:R on InstaGram or by email on our website

 

 

THANK YOU

We appreciate your allyship and support as we do the work! Thank you for your contribution!

 

To learn more about WA:R and get Services, visit https://linktr.ee/September_Reigns

 

Love Note

 

Let me be the first to congratulate you on taking the Next Step in your Journey towards your personal Growth!!

I Am honored for the support and to be working with you.

 

Sincerely,

September Reigns

 

 

Educate Yourself further on the link between Systemic Racism and Mental Health:

·       https://www.verywellmind.com/the-link-between-systemic-racism-and-mental-health-5076410

·       https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200804-black-lives-matter-protests-race-mental-health-therapy

·       https://mhanational.org/sites/default/files/2020%20BIPOC%20MHM%20TOOLKIT%20FINAL%206.29.20.pdf

 

The Campaign FAQs

I've supported through funding, Is there any other way I can help?

I commend you on your forward thinking! The answer is: Always! Being willing to share your connections, resources, and provide introductions in order for us to reach more folks, will increase the Equity in accessibility we can then return to our communities.

What are your current gaps?

Currently, Our biggest gap is funding! With your support we are building a strong local & BIPOC led team! One that supports the vision and sees the severe need we are trying to fill. If you feel you have valuable skillsets and connections to bring to the table, please make yourself known!

Currently we are in need of:
  - Grants | Fellowship | Sponsors/Company Partnership | Small Business Tax Consultant | Angel Investors | Any new or Lightly used Material Donations

 

Umm Did I just see funders from 2020 on this campaign?

Yes you did! And with good reason. please refer to our Updates at '2021 Healing Tour was short lived' for clarification and further direction​​​​​​

I am a BIPoC Healer that would love to collaborate on one of your Lives or Workshops throughout this Project! How do I join?!

I am so happy you want to join the cause and thank you so much for your offerings! Follow us on IG and send a Direct Message to find out if your are eligible and find our when our next Virtual Event Is scheduled!!

 

NYC POC Healing Circle
01/12/2021
Committed to our long term wellbeing
$453
Justin Copeland
01/05/2021
Committed to our long term wellbeing
$300
Support Black and Natives on Black Friday
12/30/2020
Monetary Contribution
$1
Support Black and Natives on Black Friday
12/30/2020
Monetary Contribution
$99
Support Black and Natives on Black Friday
12/30/2020
Puttin' my deep pockets to use
$500
Saro
12/18/2020
Monetary Contribution
$120
Saro
12/01/2020
Walkin' the talk
$55
Dana Nares
11/30/2020
Monetary Contribution
$2
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

4 Supporters
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35.00 USD
Ally in Action
  • Our efforts and energy are focused on making space for our community. The rewards you will receive are tied to your own personal gratification knowing you are supporting needed work for our community's mental health.
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55.00 USD
Walkin' the talk
  • Our efforts and energy are focused on making space for our community. The rewards you will receive are tied to your own personal gratification knowing you are supporting needed work for our community's mental health.
1 Supporter
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77.00 USD
Puttin' in work
  • Our efforts and energy are focused on making space for our community. The rewards you will receive are tied to your own personal gratification knowing you are supporting needed work for our community's mental health.
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100.00 USD
More than well wishes
  • Our efforts and energy are focused on making space for our community. The rewards you will receive are tied to your own personal gratification knowing you are supporting needed work for our community's mental health.
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170.00 USD
Support while Healing Yourself

WA: R is still in business while crowdfunding!

This reward tier allows you to book our Standard NEXT STEPS Reiki-Tarot Session for personal use. This session is a 2-hour Intensive Talk Therapy and Energy Clearing Service. This service also includes Session Notes made just for you - to utilize and reference the tools you received during our session at your own pace! Notes are generally delivered within 7 business days of our session together.

Contact directly on IG to confirm and and schedule booking after funding here <3

 

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200.00 USD
Big spendin' for a good cause
  • Our efforts and energy are focused on making space for our community. The rewards you will receive are tied to your own personal gratification knowing you are supporting needed work for our community's mental health.
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300.00 USD
Committed to our long term wellbeing
  • Our efforts and energy are focused on making space for our community. The rewards you will receive are tied to your own personal gratification knowing you are supporting needed work for our community's mental health.
2 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Puttin' my deep pockets to use
  • Our efforts and energy are focused on making space for our community. The rewards you will receive are tied to your own personal gratification knowing you are supporting needed work for our community's mental health.
1 Supporter
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1,500.00 USD
Puttin' my even deeper pockets to use
  • Listed on our WA:R website as a community donor and as a sponsor for InSEPTion 
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5,000.00 USD
Got it to spend, want you to win
  • Listed as a community sponsor on our WA:R website, a sponsor for our 2021 tour and the opportunity to schedule a virtual 1-1 Reiki-Tarot session with founder September Reigns.
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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

4 Supporters
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35.00 USD
Ally in Action
  • Our efforts and energy are focused on making space for our community. The rewards you will receive are tied to your own personal gratification knowing you are supporting needed work for our community's mental health.
0 Supporters
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55.00 USD
Walkin' the talk
  • Our efforts and energy are focused on making space for our community. The rewards you will receive are tied to your own personal gratification knowing you are supporting needed work for our community's mental health.
1 Supporter
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77.00 USD
Puttin' in work
  • Our efforts and energy are focused on making space for our community. The rewards you will receive are tied to your own personal gratification knowing you are supporting needed work for our community's mental health.
0 Supporters
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100.00 USD
More than well wishes
  • Our efforts and energy are focused on making space for our community. The rewards you will receive are tied to your own personal gratification knowing you are supporting needed work for our community's mental health.
0 Supporters
Select this reward
170.00 USD
Support while Healing Yourself

WA: R is still in business while crowdfunding!

This reward tier allows you to book our Standard NEXT STEPS Reiki-Tarot Session for personal use. This session is a 2-hour Intensive Talk Therapy and Energy Clearing Service. This service also includes Session Notes made just for you - to utilize and reference the tools you received during our session at your own pace! Notes are generally delivered within 7 business days of our session together.

Contact directly on IG to confirm and and schedule booking after funding here <3

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
Big spendin' for a good cause
  • Our efforts and energy are focused on making space for our community. The rewards you will receive are tied to your own personal gratification knowing you are supporting needed work for our community's mental health.
0 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
Committed to our long term wellbeing
  • Our efforts and energy are focused on making space for our community. The rewards you will receive are tied to your own personal gratification knowing you are supporting needed work for our community's mental health.
2 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Puttin' my deep pockets to use
  • Our efforts and energy are focused on making space for our community. The rewards you will receive are tied to your own personal gratification knowing you are supporting needed work for our community's mental health.
1 Supporter
Select this reward
1,500.00 USD
Puttin' my even deeper pockets to use
  • Listed on our WA:R website as a community donor and as a sponsor for InSEPTion 
0 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Got it to spend, want you to win
  • Listed as a community sponsor on our WA:R website, a sponsor for our 2021 tour and the opportunity to schedule a virtual 1-1 Reiki-Tarot session with founder September Reigns.
0 Supporters
Select this reward