Ihunaanya: Understand Your Impact
Hi friends! It's Dominique, your friendly biracial humanitarian, philanthropist, feminist southern belle. Lately, I have been focused on an amazing project created by ME and my best friend, Kellie, called Ihunaanya: Understand Your Impact. [Pronounce it: EE-WHO-NAHN-YAH...come on and say it with me folks, EE-WHO-NAHN-YAH!] I was inspired by a local SoCal organization to bring adventure, playfulness, and pride to the Black community. Kellie and I am so gung-ho about this idea that I have decided to apply for the LLC so that Ihunaanya can operate as a full-time business. Along with the LLC, we are raising money to cover bookings and miscellaneous costs. For example, we will be traveling to Yosemite National Forest in February 2017 for our event, "Project: iBlack." So, here is a little about my organization. Ihunaanya infinitely re-creates the meanings of black love--inwardly and outwardly--through adventures in nature, health education, and Mindfulness Meditation. We bring together people of color from all over the African Diaspora to celebrate their blackness as it relates to the African-American experience and bring love back to our people. A combination of spiritually innovative leaders with adventuristas that seek change in our black community is exactly what we need. The power of a hug, prayer, and love from those around sharing a common ancestry, blood, and heart with is beautiful. In nature, you will find a natural cleanse, center, focus, energy, and truth by getting back to your roots where we build spiritual bridges between our souls and the Earth. The love you learn for yourself, for others like you, and unlike you will help you move freely in this world as the best you. UNDERSTAND YOUR IMPACT. Please help me by supporting this organization with a donation.+ Read More
My friends and family always surprise me! Thank you to everyone who continues to support my endeavors with Ihunaanya: Understand Your Impact. Thank you for supporting my dream even if you take on a different perspective. Thank you all for respecting me as a female of color entrepreneur. Thank you all for having my back! I promise not to let you down.
Currently, our team needs help finding our next two projects! Project: Ihunaanya and Project: ReROOT! We've completed 7 mind-blowing events with amazing adventuristas from many parts of the world--Ghana to Peru--attending! Please help us continue to get more people of color out in nature and having fun!
Huge thank you to our supporters that helped our organization raise $740 in funds! Because of you all, we have been able to travel to Yosemite National Park, Angeles National Forest, and will be headed to the Leo Carrillo State Park for our next event, Ihunaanya: Understand Your Impact's "Melanin March." https://www.eventbrite.com/e/melanin-march-tickets-30882306811
Ihunaanya: Understand Your Impact has held 6 major events: 4 mini adventures and 2 projects! The people our organization have been able to bring together and show a different perspective on life has exceeded our expectations. Ihunaanya is reaching out to more creative minds, experts, professionals and movers-n-shakers! Our judgement-free and mentally stimulating space offers a unique way for minority communities to talk about real life issues as well as network amongst themselves. An attendee of Ihunaanya's "Holiday Spirit Hike and Camp Out" called the experience "rewarding." We seek to continue this work and we need your help! Please help fund our events and business investments further by donating to this gofundme or sharing this page with family and friends! Thank you to everyone who have helped us get to our final goal!