Rija Khan Designs

For Colored Girls Who Weather Life’s Storms

Grant Awarded: $33,450

Statistically, because of social and structural inequalities, women of color are more likely to be impacted by adverse childhood and community experiences, leaving them vulnerable to a host of physical, social, and feelings of unwellness and social disconnectedness. This innovative project offers a suite of creative resources to empower, encourage and support healing. The tools in this project include an impactful illustrated book of poetry, a guide book that helps other women of color come together for creative community building and support, a social media campaign that will allow the nonprofit, Trauma & Resilience Initiative, to engage and promote community connectedness for women everywhere, as well as a workbook that will provide psycho-education support in a not stigmatizing way to help women reflect on their own trauma and resilience.