"Six Women in a Cell"

My book Six Women in a Cell  is a true story of survival and sisterhood after police assault.

It has been described as an extraordinary book, written in poetic prose that is unwavering , technically seasoned, and important --to us as individuals, and as part of this human collective. 

"Insightful.  Strong.  Moving.  Enlightening."


It tells the stories of the five women with whom I shared a jail cell, and it is through their stories that I tell my own.

The cost of writing such a book cannot be quantified - it has been three years of hard work which I was happy to do in a vacuum. But the launching steps toward publication are expensive: editors, studio rental, book cover artist and more. Out of pocket expenses  have now topped $6,500.

So here is where outside support would mean so much:

If you are in the Washington DC area, your contribution of $20 or more can be your ticket - space permitting - to my benefit show at 3pm on Feb 23rd at the beautiful Sky House Yoga in Silver Spring.*  Dancing on the floor and in the air, this one-hour show features powerful choreography, video, and book excerpts. NEWS FLASH: We are sold out for the benefit show on Friday and have opened up our Tech Rehearsal to donors, Tuesday Feb 20 at 3pm*.  Please be sure and designate how many tickets. 
 
If you're not local or cannot come, please support the book by contributing to this GoFundMe. You will have my gratitude, and I will send you a preview:  the first 2-3 pages of Chapter 1.  We are also working on a video for you. Thanks to donations, this is now possible!

Thank you for being part of this huge effort. The 200-page manuscript is done.  Let's launch it together!
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* Sky House Yoga is at 1111 Spring St,  suite 320, Silver Spring MD 20910. Parking garage across the street.

Donations

  • Frank Shawl 
    • $43 
    • 23 mos
  • Sandra Nicht 
    • $150 (Offline)
    • 25 mos
  • John Tepperman 
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
  • Helen & Tom Nolan 
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
  • Margaret Riddle 
    • $150 
    • 27 mos
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Organizer

Diana Tokaji 
Organizer
Silver Spring, MD
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