I hope this message finds your hearts feeling held and supported as we continue to traverse the winding road and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This period of isolation has been hard, tenderizing, and continues to provide time and space for me to deeply reflect on where I’ve been, where I am, and where I’m wishing to go; examining closely what no longer serves and compassionately letting these residues go. On the daily contemplating on the topics of accessibility, accountability, sustainability, and rest.
Aruhndati Roy, author of The God of Small Things, wrote an article at the beginning of the pandemic titled “The Pandemic is a Portal” that framed the pandemic as a gateway towards self actualization and transformation. This resonates and I have taken it upon myself to view this timeframe as an initiation. All growth requires some learning to be with discomfort as old ways erode to create space for the new. This period has also called for a recommitment to deeper shadow work, which has meant reclaiming parts of myself that I’ve neglected or have deemed not worthy of love, attention, and care. This is an ongoing and daily practice.
The question remains, “What am I willing to divest from and how can I continue to get out of my own way and into the present moment?”
As this year comes to a close, and my projects for next year begin to take shape in the midst of much uncertainty, I am writing to share this call to action to support me, if you are able to, with bringing these works and programming to life.
More info on specific programming and performances follows the call.
CALL TO ACTION
La Escuela de Cariño, Corporealidad y Artes Sutiles / The School of Tenderness, Embodied Kinetics, & Alchemical Arts
seeks to raise [$8,500]
by Dec. 31, 2020 with your support!
I am requesting your one-time and/or recurring donation support that will go directly towards funding and maintaining my operational capacity as my team for La Escuela de Carino, Corporealidad, y Artes Sutiles / The School of Tenderness, Embodied Kinetics, & Alchemical Arts has grown quite steadily these past few months.
Current and active team member positions include:
Marketing Administrator (for social media campaign development)
Administrative Dramaturg & Project Manager (for all things randy reyes / La Escuela)
Residency Design Consultant (for Residencias Rhizomatica)
Branding & Logo Designer (for upcoming products, merchandise, and all things randy reyes/La Escuela)
Producing Consultant / Creative Strategist (for all things randy reyes / La Escuela)
Bookkeeper / Accountant (supporting me with setting up the foundation for La Escuela via QuickBooks)
Website Design & Tech Support (for all things randy reyes / La Escuela)
Long-Term Strategic Planner & Grant Writing Support Person (for all things)
Recurring & Tax-Deductible Donations can be made through my fiscal sponsor, Dancers’ Group.
Or you can send funds to me directly via:
Sending a check (email me for address).
Your donation will support me with paying these folks for their time, which will empower me to continue self-producing all of my programming and performance works for 2021 as outlined below.
Connect with us via:
IG: corporealidades.sutiles & IG: princesa_randy_e_reyes
Facebook: La Escuela
If you’d like to become a long-term investor or partner in this vision, please reach out to me directly at email@example.com to find out how.