Help Liz & Lisa Raise Funds for The Great Exhale™

Be A Part of The Great Exhale™ Movement

The Great Exhale™ is an online community built specifically to center Black women, who are so often left forgotten in the margins of life.

Hi, we’re Liz and Lisa, and we are the Co-Founders of The Great Exhale™. We are activists who have worked tirelessly over the past several years to advocate around issues including racism, anti-blackness, and DEI.

It has been a sisyphean task.

With every seeming advancement, society takes several steps back. And with every step back, Black women find themselves at the bottom of the barrel: the most marginalized of all marginalized communities. We feel as though we keep fighting for seats at tables where we are not welcome—and it’s exhausting.

In this context, the idea for The Great Exhale™ was born.

Our goal is to create a soft, nurturing online space for Black women where we can relax, lay our burdens down—and exhale.

What We Need & Why

Of course, building one’s own table requires resources, so we are running this campaign to fund start up costs for this innovative and much-needed online community.

At the moment we’re a small but mighty team. We are all wearing several hats, and building our vision with ingenuity and sweat equity. Clearly, that is not sustainable. Though we are starting small, our goals are big. We are therefore raising funds to help us bring The Great Exhale™ fully to life for global impact.

Both of us strongly believe that Black people deserve to be paid, and paid well, so we plan to practice what we preach. We are raising $50,000 which will be spent on:

  • Team - contracting professionals as needed, including publicity, design, admin and social media support
  • Tech - building out the platform and expanding functionality
  • Company - setting up legal, finance/accounting, operations, licensing, insurance, and other areas as needed
  • Branding - logo & brand identity
  • Publicity - retainers/contingency fees
  • Miscellaneous - unexpected costs as needed

Transparency is one of our fundamental tenets, so as the campaign evolves, we will keep you updated with how the funds are spent.

The Impact

Our goal is to create a global wave of the healing and nurturing which Black women so desperately need. Our dream is for Black women to feel free to manifest lives filled with joy, ease, and abundance. We will facilitate this by creating a space for Black women to:

❤️ Be in community with a supportive sisterhood
❤️ Divest from the tyranny of overwork
❤️ Be free from having to constantly code switch
❤️ Be as excellent or as average as they choose
❤️ Openly share lived experiences and have them validated by folks who understand…
❤️ Enjoy a softer, friendlier, more fulfilling life

Other Ways You Can Help

We hope that you will contribute financially, but we understand what everyone might not be able to. If you would like to support in other ways, you can:

  • Spread the word about our campaign! Post about it on all your socials.
  • Follow The Great Exhale™ on LinkedIn
  • Follow Liz
  • Follow Lisa
  • Connect us with movers and shakers who would like to support The Great Exhale™ mission
  • Book us for an interview, or put us in contact with someone who can.

Thanks, everyone, for supporting our mission!

Love and Light,

Liz & Lisa
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Fundraising team: TGE Fundraising Team (2)

Lisa Hurley
Raised $9,020 from 101 donations
Jersey City, NJ
Elizabeth Leiba
Team member
Raised $8,092 from 120 donations

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