SheStories

SheStories is a storytelling platform for women.

Anasa
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Project Description

Welcome!! My name is Anasa Troutman and I am the founder and CEO of Eloveate, a Nashville based production company that produces high quality, high impact media that opens hearts and minds to the power of love! That’s why Eloveate is spelled this way, because love is in the center of everything we do...cheesy, I know, but true!

 

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I have spent the last 20 years as a writer, producer, cultural organizer and music industry executive. Many people know me for my work and my friendship with Grammy award winning singer/songwriter, India.Arie and the truth is that my work with her is a big part of how i got to this moment.

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When we were young, and India’s first single, “Video” came out, after a performance,  a women came up to me and asked me to thank India for changing the way her daughter saw herself. I was
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See, when i was 23, i started a record label because i had a notion that music could
change people. I wasn’t sure how to
do it but i knew how music had changed me and i wanted to find a way to bottle that power, to direct it and be intentional about how we transformed people and into what.

That woman coming up to me and telling me that her daugher loved and respected herself more because of music that I was connected to emboldened me to keep going and working harder to find the formula.

Finally, I had proof that music could change the world.

 

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Fast forward 20 years and my view of my work has expanded. I know now that it's not just music that changes people but its storytelling in all forms.  I have built a career, a company and a life all around my continued belief in love and in my belief in storytelling as the vehicle for that love to be shared and to break the chains of all that keeps us separated from ourselves and from each other.

I’m always working to innovate, experimenting with new and exciting ways to tell stories that I think are important to tell but recently, I gave birth to an idea that really spoke to me in a way nothing else i have ever done has. Its called SheStories.

 

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Last year, i was approached by several young women looking for mentors. They were artists, storytellers, aspiring managers, producers, all looking for women that had already been down the road they were stepping onto.

I called some friends, women with experience in the industry, and invited them to spend some time with these young women. My vision was simple, time together to build community and find ways to connect and support each other...just for a few hours...and then we would see.

 

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The stories that were shared in the circle that day, some of triumph and some of defeat, spoke so powerfully to me, and I wasn’t the only one.

We all needed that space. I needed it and I didn’t even know I needed it. We all needed to feel safe, to feel supported, to get an amen, a course correction, a laugh, some encouragement...we all just needed to feel heard.

Many of us left that day feeling transformed and I left that day knowing that i needed to spend time to making space for women to speak, thus SheStories was born.

Shestories is a platform for stories told by and about women that have the power to touch and transform us all. These stories cultivate deep personal exploration that compels women to express love for themselves, their work, their lives and their communities while being candid about the challenges, pitfalls and hardships they face personally and those we to face in our communities and our world.

SheStories tells the story of women and exalts them as champions of transformation. It gives women the freedom to honor their stories, to be bold, vulnerable, inspiring, and transform that inspiration into real healing and action for social equity.

Our team had the honor of launching SheStories in January at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. We were able to gather powerful women and also speak to women from all walks of life about who they are and their vision for their lives and for our country.

 

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Now, more than ever, it’s critical that we continue this work. We have amazing plans for SheStories for 2017 and beyond. In a few weeks we will launch our MySheStories storytelling circles pilot which will create a way for everyday woman to create their own SheStories in community with other women!

This summer, we launch the SheStories podcast, in the fall, we will see the mySheStories and SheStories live come alive and before the year is over we will start production on the first SheStories short film!

We can’t do this without you!! We need your support to do this work. Please make a donation and share this information with your friends, family and colleagues and ask them for their support as well.

Thank you so much for your support!

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$15,000 will allow us to launch She Stories, but we have so much more we'd like to do!

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We will feature you and your story online during our Ifundwomen campaign Thank you shout-out for you, your organization, or a loved one, on an episode of the SheStories Podcast SheStories Exclusive Campaign T-Shirt! Now You're Styling! PLUS: SheStories Enamel Lapel Pin, She Stories Sticker, Bumper Sticker and Bookmark! Your name or Org. listed on our website. Thank You shout--outs on our social media pages!

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$10,000 Producer Credit on the SheStories Short Film. Your name on a solo-card at the front of the film and on our IMDB page. A special live Thank you shout-out for you, your organization, or a loved one, on an episode of the SheStories Podcast SheStories Exclusive Campaign T-Shirt! Now You're Styling! PLUS: SheStories Enamel Lapel Pin, She Stories Sticker, Bumper Sticker and Bookmark! Your name or Org. listed on our website. Thank You shout--outs on our social media pages!

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SheStories Spotlight PERK - w/ Anasa Troutman

A one on one hour long coaching session with YOU and Anasa Troutman. Anasa has decades of experience as a female entrepreneur forging her way in the music industry, working with start-ups, and launching projects. Sit with Anasa in-person or via Skype and soak in her wisdom! Also Includes: SheStories, Sticker, BumperSticker, Bookmark. Your name or Org. name on the SheStories website and a social media shout-out. (Transportation Not Included)

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SheStories Spotlight PERK - w/ Clare Dubois

($800 value!!) A one hour coaching session with TreeSisters.org Founder Clare Dubois - an inspirational speaker, feminine visionary leader and edge walker who's passion is calling women forth into their sacred purpose. Clare worked internationally as a coach and intuitive for over 20 years before founding a movement to accelerate tropical reforestation and feminine nature based leadership. Her offering for SheStories is a deep dive into your own purpose along side any beliefs, doubts and veils that obscure you from connecting to the soul of your knowing. Also Includes: SheStories Bookmark, Sticker, and Bumper Sticker, Your name or Org.'s name listed on our website, and social media thanks.

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Grab a signed copy of Adrienne Maree Brown's new book, Emergent Strategies! Also Includes: SheStories Bookmark, Sticker, Bumper Sticker! Social Media Shout-out and Your Name OR Your Org's Name listed on our website!

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SheStories Spotlight PERK - w/ Erika Alexander - Option #1 - Signed Graphic Novel!

Autographed Copy of Erika Alexander's graphic novel, Concrete Park, Volumes 1 and 2!!: Also Includes: SheStories Bookmark, Sticker, Bumper Sticker. Social Media Thanks AND your name or Org's name listed on our website!

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SheStories Spotlight PERK - w/ Piper Lovemore

Piper Lovemore has generously donated (2) 1 hour mid-wife/childbirth consultations. Also Includes: SheStories Bookmark, Sticker, Bumper Sticker! Social Media Thank Yous! And Your Name OR Your Org's name on our official website. Piper Lovemore is a midwife, doula, birth educator an community birth worker. Piper Lovemore's work is focused on cultivating community empowerment through traditional birthwork. Centered around inspiring people to honor and trust Intuition, her approach is rooted in the principles of Universal Love, Transcendent Mutuality and nurturing the deep seated confidence that is their natural by-product. She lives in Hawaii with her partner and their six unschooled children.

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SheStories Spotlight PERK - w/ The Chavez & DeLeon SISTERS!

THE DHF Foundation (The Chavez & DeLeon Sisters) have graciously donated a DHF Pin and Poster in an unlimited quantity to help bring funding to SheStories! Also Includes: SheStories Bookmark, Sticker, Bumper Sticker. Social Media Shout-Outs. And YOUR Name OR Your Org's name on our official website.

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Julie Dash

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Penny Marshall

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Laura Esquivel

SheStories Sticker Bumper Sticker AND SheStories Bookmark! PLUS: Your Name or Org listed on our website. Thank You shout-outs on our social media pages!

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Amy Tan

SheStories Enamel Lapel Pin! Wear it with pride! PLUS: She Stories Sticker, Bumper Sticker, and Bookmark! Your Name or Org. listed on our website. Thank You shout-outs on our social media pages!

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Elizabeth Gilbert

SheStories Exclusive Campaign T-Shirt! Now You're Styling! PLUS: SheStories Enamel Lapel Pin, She Stories Sticker, Bumper Sticker and Bookmark! Your name or Org. listed on our website. Thank You shout--outs on our social media pages!

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Alice Randall

VIP Invitation to SheStories LIVE (Nashville) PLUS: SheStories Exclusive Campaign T-Shirt! Now You're Styling! PLUS: SheStories Enamel Lapel Pin, She Stories Sticker, Bumper Sticker and Bookmark! Your name or Org. listed on our website. Thank You shout--outs on our social media pages!

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VIP Invitation to SheStories LIVE NEW YORK PLUS: SheStories Exclusive Campaign T-Shirt! Now You're Styling! PLUS: SheStories Enamel Lapel Pin, She Stories Sticker, Bumper Sticker and Bookmark! Your name or Org. listed on our website. Thank You shout--outs on our social media pages! (Transportation and Accomadations Not Included)

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Ava DuVernay

VIP Invitation to SheStories LIVE LOS ANGELES PLUS: SheStories Exclusive Campaign T-Shirt! Now You're Styling! PLUS: SheStories Enamel Lapel Pin, She Stories Sticker, Bumper Sticker and Bookmark! Your name or Org. listed on our website. Thank You shout--outs on our social media pages! (Transportation and Accomadations Not Included)

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Toni Morrison

A special live Thank you shout-out for you, your organization, or a loved one, on an episode of the SheStories Podcast SheStories Exclusive Campaign T-Shirt! Now You're Styling! PLUS: SheStories Enamel Lapel Pin, She Stories Sticker, Bumper Sticker and Bookmark! Your name or Org. listed on our website. Thank You shout--outs on our social media pages!

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Winona LaDuke

We will feature you and your story online during our Ifundwomen campaign Thank you shout-out for you, your organization, or a loved one, on an episode of the SheStories Podcast SheStories Exclusive Campaign T-Shirt! Now You're Styling! PLUS: SheStories Enamel Lapel Pin, She Stories Sticker, Bumper Sticker and Bookmark! Your name or Org. listed on our website. Thank You shout--outs on our social media pages!

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$2,500
J.K. Rowling

Your story featured on an upcoming 2017 episode of the SheStories Podcast SheStories Exclusive Campaign T-Shirt! Now You're Styling! PLUS: SheStories Enamel Lapel Pin, She Stories Sticker, Bumper Sticker and Bookmark! Your name or Org. listed on our website. Thank You shout--outs on our social media pages!

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$5,000
Sandra Cisneros

Participate in the first SheStories Circle Pilot! You are invited to be a part of our pilot episode, share your story, and be a part of the SheStories Herstory! SheStories Exclusive Campaign T-Shirt! Now You're Styling! PLUS: SheStories Enamel Lapel Pin, She Stories Sticker, Bumper Sticker and Bookmark! Your name or Org. listed on our website. Thank You shout--outs on our social media pages!

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Octavia Butler

$10,000 Producer Credit on the SheStories Short Film. Your name on a solo-card at the front of the film and on our IMDB page. A special live Thank you shout-out for you, your organization, or a loved one, on an episode of the SheStories Podcast SheStories Exclusive Campaign T-Shirt! Now You're Styling! PLUS: SheStories Enamel Lapel Pin, She Stories Sticker, Bumper Sticker and Bookmark! Your name or Org. listed on our website. Thank You shout--outs on our social media pages!

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$175
SheStories Spotlight PERK - w/ Anasa Troutman

A one on one hour long coaching session with YOU and Anasa Troutman. Anasa has decades of experience as a female entrepreneur forging her way in the music industry, working with start-ups, and launching projects. Sit with Anasa in-person or via Skype and soak in her wisdom! Also Includes: SheStories, Sticker, BumperSticker, Bookmark. Your name or Org. name on the SheStories website and a social media shout-out. (Transportation Not Included)

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$250
SheStories Spotlight PERK - w/ Clare Dubois

($800 value!!) A one hour coaching session with TreeSisters.org Founder Clare Dubois - an inspirational speaker, feminine visionary leader and edge walker who's passion is calling women forth into their sacred purpose. Clare worked internationally as a coach and intuitive for over 20 years before founding a movement to accelerate tropical reforestation and feminine nature based leadership. Her offering for SheStories is a deep dive into your own purpose along side any beliefs, doubts and veils that obscure you from connecting to the soul of your knowing. Also Includes: SheStories Bookmark, Sticker, and Bumper Sticker, Your name or Org.'s name listed on our website, and social media thanks.

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$60
SheStories Spotlight PERK - w/ Adrienne Maree Brown

Grab a signed copy of Adrienne Maree Brown's new book, Emergent Strategies! Also Includes: SheStories Bookmark, Sticker, Bumper Sticker! Social Media Shout-out and Your Name OR Your Org's Name listed on our website!

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$60
SheStories Spotlight PERK - w/ Erika Alexander - Option #1 - Signed Graphic Novel!

Autographed Copy of Erika Alexander's graphic novel, Concrete Park, Volumes 1 and 2!!: Also Includes: SheStories Bookmark, Sticker, Bumper Sticker. Social Media Thanks AND your name or Org's name listed on our website!

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$80
SheStories Spotlight PERK - w/ Erika Alexander - Option #2 - Exclusive Concrete Park Lapel Pins!

EXCLUSIVE! Erika Alexander has donated her custom Concrete Park Enamel Pins - not available anywhere! You'll receive both the

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$100
SheStories Spotlight PERK - w/ Piper Lovemore

Piper Lovemore has generously donated (2) 1 hour mid-wife/childbirth consultations. Also Includes: SheStories Bookmark, Sticker, Bumper Sticker! Social Media Thank Yous! And Your Name OR Your Org's name on our official website. Piper Lovemore is a midwife, doula, birth educator an community birth worker. Piper Lovemore's work is focused on cultivating community empowerment through traditional birthwork. Centered around inspiring people to honor and trust Intuition, her approach is rooted in the principles of Universal Love, Transcendent Mutuality and nurturing the deep seated confidence that is their natural by-product. She lives in Hawaii with her partner and their six unschooled children.

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$60
SheStories Spotlight PERK - w/Jodie Evans

We have 2 copies of Jodie Evan's book

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$50
SheStories Spotlight PERK - w/ The Chavez & DeLeon SISTERS!

THE DHF Foundation (The Chavez & DeLeon Sisters) have graciously donated a DHF Pin and Poster in an unlimited quantity to help bring funding to SheStories! Also Includes: SheStories Bookmark, Sticker, Bumper Sticker. Social Media Shout-Outs. And YOUR Name OR Your Org's name on our official website.

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