Malika's photo tour 2017!

$5,562 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 88 people in 19 months
Two years ago, I was working as a therapist and mindfulness teacher when a sudden diagnosis of eplilepsy changed everything about my life.  My brain changed. My body/abilities changed. My lifestyle changed. My worldview changed. Most importantly, the scope and content of my photography transformed from a hobby to full blown second career.

This year I have been invited to travel internationally to tell my story and present my work, hopefully inspiring other artists with disabilities to do the same. 

This campaign will help produce a multi-city, international tour of speaking engagements and shows by yours truly, first in mid March at the Visual Studies Conference "Hiding in Plain Site," followed by an invitation to the University of Hilo for the Graduate Philosophy Conference, an international conference in Durban, South Africa, and finally to Amsterdam, Netherlands in mid July to present at the 10th Annual Summer School on Black Europe  Interrogating Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Relations.

My photography focuses on urban life in the 21st century. I examine spacial poetics, racialized space and the influence that space and architecture have on the human psyche. I have been lucky enough to  show my work in exhibitions, galleries, conferences and publications around the world.

My intention is to help inspire other folks with disabilities to persevere and find transformation through art practice.

But I'll need your help to make it a reality! Here's the scoop:

-your donation will help fund flight, hotel, transportation, food, and the occasional sweet treat on the road from the Bay Area to Amsterdam

-all funders will receive a signed, black and white canvas print from my catalogue

Visit my website to see my online portfolio and all other important info!

Please do consider a donation of any amount. Without community support I would be nowhere. Thank you all.

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You are all amazing!! Due to your shares and your support, we have almost reached our goal after just one week! Also, exciting news: my campaign is the fifth project that pops up if you do a "photography" search. Thank you, thank you, thank you all!!
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Almost halfway there!

The last few days brought in more donations from people from every aspect of my life--early childhood, middle school, high school, college, work and school colleagues, and friends I haven't seen in over 20 years. I am treasuring this experience and filled with gratitude. Thank you all.

More to come!

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Friends and family:

After just a few days we've already broken the $1000 mark. I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Without the help of my community there's no way I would be able to make this dream a reality.

Remember, each backer will receive a signed black and white canvas print from my collection. Please visit my website and let me know which piece you'd like in your home.
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$5,562 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 88 people in 19 months
Created February 22, 2017
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Chris Peck
18 months ago


Tanya Varela
18 months ago

Finally got a chance to do this for you. Hope I'm not too late! Un abrazo, Tanya

Giacomo Abrusci
18 months ago

Awesome! Can't wait to hear all about it. Blog about the experience so I can get you in

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