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Telling the stories of revolutionary holy women and exploring issues in intersectional ecofeminism

Celebrating One Year as a Nonprofit

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Happy Birthday, HWIP!

This month HWIP celebrates one year of officially being a 501c3 non-profit! Even though we’ve been doing this work—telling the stories of revolutionary women through art, writing, and special events—for a decade, HWIP officially turns ONE on the same day our Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Angela Yarber, turns 37. Help us celebrate on August 22 and all month!

With over 100 folk-feminist iconography paintings, over 100 articles written, 2 award-winning books, and myriad exhibits, retreats, and workshops led, we were prepared for a busy first year as an official non-profit organization. In our first year as a 501c3, HWIP:

-Began the Holy Women Icons of Grief Project

-Began the Queer Holy Women Icons Project

-Began the Revolutionary Girls Project

-Applied for dozens of grants

-Received a BTS Incubator Grant for Queer Spirituality Resources, a part of the Queer Holy Women Icons Project.

-Received a Fruit Tree planting grant

-Created 5 online retreats: Self-Care, Mindfulness, Queer Spirituality, Advent Reflections, and Advent Worship Resources

-Had our work featured on NPR’s Progressive Spirit, Glass Half Full Podcast, and Touch Podcast

-Had booths at the Hilo Women’s March and Pride

-Led classes, lectures, sermons, workshops, exhibits, and retreats at multiple middle schools in Puna, McAfee School of Theology, University of Hawai’i at Hilo, High Country United Church of Christ, First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, and Oakhurst Baptist Church.

-Built a tiny office and studio

Thank you for everything you’ve done to help HWIP thrive during our first year as a non-profit organization! Your support helps us tell the stories of revolutionary holy women through art, writing, and special events. Mahalo nui loa!

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