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To Grenada Chocolate Festival

$435 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 9 people in 1 month
Grenada is hosting its fourth annual nine day Grenada Chocolate Fest in Grenada and it would be such an honor to attend. Ran by Grenada's first chocolate factory, after many many years of exporting cocoa all over Europe and North America, this festival is a real treat for chocolate enthusiasts-- experiencing cacao growing in its native habitat, visiting farmlands and plantations, learning about fair trade tree to bar philosophy. As an artist/writer this journey would grant substantial inspiration to my artworks exploring human relationships to chocolate. The cost of the festival is steep. I am raising funds for attendance, Airbnb accommodation, and other essentials. Any small amount would be greatly appreciated.
I am designing thank you cards for $5 gifts. 
For donations over $50, I am gifting a special limited edition lithograph. 
Other artworks may also arise. I will keep you all updated.
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Today is the day! Sadly, I will not be able to attend all of the Chocolate Festival activities. I will be arriving in Grenada tomorrow afternoon, likely sleeping most of Saturday. Ten days have dwindled to seven. It's been a heartbreaking, soul crushing journey-- changing nonrefundable flights (highest of costs), subtracting Airbnb dates, cancelling the Chocolate Festival ticket arrangements. At the same time, I feel strongly encouraged by so much generous support and will make the most of the time granted. Through the good, the bad, and the in between, it's been well worth it. Still, any amount given will be appreciated as well as sharing my campaign. Thank you to everyone who has helped out so far.
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Omg! My friend, a talented fellow artist, just gave me $900 worth of beautiful work to add as perks. I'm beyond touched by her generosity and leap of faith. She's gifted me five 8" x 11" digital archive prints each of James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, Solange Knowles, Lauryn Hill, Michelle Obama, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
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With 19% raised (thank you all so very, very much!) and a few days before takeoff to Grenada, posting a few more imperative updates.
The limited lithography prints entitled, "Afro Chocoholic in Cacao Pod Land," are ready. For $50 donations, this crayon stone drawing was inspired by the Grenada Chocolate Festival website promotion.
New perks will be added during the final stretch. Stay tuned.
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Yay! With everyone's sweet generosity, I was able to find an affordable accommodation on Airbnb and booked today. A lot of places are filled solid already. Thus, I'm so happy to have found a beautiful place in the Marian area of Grenada, some 20 minutes away from the Grenada Chocolate Festival entertainment. Again, thank you all so much. I couldn't have made it this far. I'm still shocked and overwhelmed right now.
I will be staying here for ten days!
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Raised by 9 people in 1 month
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LB
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Laura Bradshaw
15 days ago
$35
Anonymous
16 days ago
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16 days ago
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Nafeesah Allen
16 days ago
AB
$50
Astrid Bowlby
23 days ago
$125
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