Have the past few years really pissed you off?
If you’re like me, you’ve rotated between watching the news in abject horror, taking the occasional mental health break to breathe, and jump right back into whatever way you release rage (protesting, making calls, running, bourbon, arguing with people on social media — I don’t judge). There is an overwhelming feeling of uncertainty about what more to do. What things can you do that will directly help?
I’ve been at a loss of what else I could do too; I’m making daily calls to government officials and donated the money I could, it still didn’t feel like enough. That’s where you come in. All you can give is the skills that you have, so I’m putting my time where my (often loud) mouth is.
How it Works
In exchange for a minimum donation, you will receive a portrait session. Normally, our charity sessions are limited to specific genres but this time around we want all the money possible going their way. Family sessions, maternity, couples photos, engagement sessions — I’m in. However you define your family, I want to document them. Not sure if what you want is covered? Reach out and we can chat about it.
While the sessions must be booked by July 4th, the sessions themselves may take place any time before September 1st.
I’m in, how do I sign up?
Make a donation to Zebra Coalition here. The minimum donation for a session is $300. For every addition $50 over $300 you will receive a the equivalent print credit, and 25% off your print order.
Send the receipt over to firstname.lastname@example.org
I will send you a contract, and we set up your session.
You get kickass photos and are supporting an important cause that helps LGBTQ+ youth nationwide.
Any questions? Let me know, I’m happy to answer whatever you need.
What sessions can I do for this?
The activism sessions are limited to family photos, however you show your family is up to you. It can be the one you’ve been born into, a partner or friends you have chosen along the way or any combination of the sort. Furry friends are always welcome!
If you are looking for extended family sessions, send me an email. There is a slightly different booking process for that.
Do I send you the money?
Nope! To keep everything as streamlined as possible, make your donation directly to Zebra Coalition via their donation page. Once you have done that, email me a copy of the receipt at email@example.com.
What is Zebra Coalition?
The mission of Zebra Youth is empowering LGBTQ+ youth to thrive.
LGBTQ+: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) and all other (+)
Zebra Youth advances its mission by providing high quality, culturally appropriate programs designed to meet the unique needs of homeless and at-risk LGBTQ+ youth, as we have also strived to meet the community’s needs for affordable youth housing, mental health services, proactive youth support and community education. The goal of programming is to provide each youth the tools necessary to become a healthy, productive, and self-sufficient individual. The Youth is especially sensitive to the needs of Black, Hispanic and Latinx LGBTQ+ youth. Each program and goal is designed and ultimately implemented with a clear vision of how outcomes will validate planned activities to support and inspire LGBTQ and all youth.
Find out more about them here.