501c3 Social Movement that provides mental health awareness and suicide prevention
2019 Submissions are now open through October 31, 2019.
All manuscripts must be electronically submitted (no hard copies).
Only full length plays (dramas, comedies).
Submissions of new full length LGBTQIA+ themed plays or mental health themed plays.
Reading dates TBD, between November 2019 and February 2020.
One or more will receive readings
4th Annual A Night of Love: In honor of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month “Art Heals”
Hosted by Devon and Tia Boyd
Friday, September 27, 2019 7-9pm
Live Art, Performances, Spoken Word, Speakers, Food, Vendors, Surprise Moment from the City of Austin
African American Cultural & Heritage Facility
912 E. 11th Street Austin Texas 78702
Every year, A NIGHT OF LOVE brings people together with all various forms of art to express love to one another no matter race, gender, and sexuality with the focus of having people who have been affected by suicide in anyway perform, speak, or come to honor those lives lost from suicide.
This is a Trans/Queer Inclusive Event.
We are in the early stages of creating the first comprehensive database of mental wellness contributors for people of color. This database will include therapists, clinicians, organizations, physical health providers, nutritionists, yoga instructors, holistic providers, public speakers, life coaches, counselors, university services, etc. ITS TIME TO CREATE THE PATHWAY TO MENTAL WELLNESS TO PEOPLE OF COLOR. Please send else detail information about your services to help navigate the community in the right direction. Email link above. Your support and contributions during this time will enable us to meet our goals of continuing to provide mental health awareness to the community. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2019
Contact: Tarik Daniels, Executive Director/Founder
“Using art and advocacy to end the stigma of mental health”
Social Movement bringing Mental Health Awareness to People of Color
AUSTIN, TEXAS-Whatsinthemirror? is a 501c3 non-profit organization and social movement that provides suicide prevention and mental health awareness through art and advocacy to people of color and low socio-economic communities. They focus on marginalized communities that includes women, LGBTQIA+, and youth.
The organization was created in Austin, Texas by Founder and Executive Director Tarik Daniels in October, 2015. “I saw a need to merge my two passions together with my background in non-profit organization and being a performing artist and writer. I truly believe that mental health is a topic and idea that has this stigma that needs to be removed. We need to enlightened our communities about the alarming numbers of suicide rates and educate on mental health and suicide prevention. It’s time to begin the conversation and do the work. Spreading love and kindness is key. We are the prevention”. Our board members include Tenee Goff, President, and Eric Edmonson, Treasurer. Current members includes Grant Loveless, Vice-President, Jarryd Goff, Audrea Belcher, Tsehynesh Namibia, and Yolanda Daniels.
Whatsinthemirror? canvasses and advocates in target neighborhoods throughout East Austin. It has participated in Million Man March Rally at Givens Park, Juneteenth Health Fair. First Saturdays at The George Washington Carver Museum 2016-present , Sundays in the Park at Givens Park, Suicide Prevention Workshop at THE Q AUSTIN,NAMI Walk 2016,2017, 12th Street Return and Discover Fair, Children's Mental Health Day 2016-2019, Gender Revolution 2017-2019, Austin Urban Health Fest 2017, 2018, and countless other events to promote awareness. The Counseling Session (play)was our first big project as an organization with an attendance over 400 people during a six show run. It was a sponsored project of the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division and Austin Creative Alliance. Other sponsors included Austin Black Pride, Capitol View Arts, Rain Nightclub, and Proyecto Teatro. In addition, it has produce the plays, Rose University in 2017 and Sukey, The Mermaid, And the Gullah Island in 2018. Future projects includes our 3rd Annual A Night of Love, coming in October 2018. We create targeted programming and collaborate with mental health clinicians throughout Central Texas that includes support groups, one on one sessions, peer groups, etc.
Whatsinthemirror? is proudly a part of the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Greater Austin of Black Chamber of Commerce.
As an organization we are always seeking funding and assistance in continuing to make our mission a reality. If any organizations or community member would like to get involved or partner as well as donate with us please contact us via email, firstname.lastname@example.org or through our website, www.whatsinthemirror.org or any of social media platforms at Facebook, Twitter, and
Brought to you by Whatsinthemirror? And Braidmasquerades. Join us for an evening that will include a Hair and Fashion Show with Skits and Performances. Promoting Self Love and Self Esteem with Inner Peace
Every Year, Whatsinthemirror has a Children Mental Health Day in support of Mental Health Awareness Month. This year we decided to focus on Teens and their mental health. Join us for a day of enlightenment and awareness. We will have a Teen Panel, Performances, Speakers, and more.
MAY 4, 2019
George Washington Carver Museum