501c3 Social Movement that provides mental health awareness and suicide prevention
July 9, 2019 AUSTIN, TX.– Whatsinthemirror? Is pleased to bring you the Austin Texas’ premiere of Donja R. Love’s play FIREFLIES, directed by Tarik Daniels. Set somewhere in the Jim Crow South, the sky is on fire. A pregnant Olivia’s fierce speech writing is the sole force behind her charismatic husband Charles and his successful Movement to galvanize people to march towards freedom. When four little girls are bombed in a church, Olivia and Charles’ marriage is threatened – as this tragedy and years of civil unrest leave Olivia believing that “this world ain’t no place to raise a colored child.”
“Unearthing the role of gay black people in American history is a crucial proposition. I was moved by Mr. Love’s willingness to imagine other kinds of lives than the ones that history books offer. Embodied by the fine performers here, those lives really do seem alive. Khris Davis is exhilarating & heartbreaking. The language is rich & fascinating.”— BEN BRANTLEY, THE NEW YORK TIMES
Starring: Ryan Smith & Tenee Goff
Directed by Tarik Daniels
August 14-18, 2019 Wednesday – Sunday at 8pm, Saturday-Sunday 4pm at Santa Cruz Studio Theatre
1805 E.7th Austin, Texas
Tickets on sale at https://fireflies.brownpapertickets.com/
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and Austin Creative Alliance. Community Partners: Austin Black Pride, Managed By Dawn
Calling all Mental Wellness Contributors and Communities of Color to join Whatsinthemirror? Every First Saturday to begin creating a pathway for mental wellness to people of color in Austin Texas. We will network, engage, share resources, provide free mental health services, information around cost and insurances, and much much more.There is so much work to be done in bridging the gap, but we can’t do this alone so we are calling all therapists, counselors, life coaches, nutritionists, holistic providers, yoga instructors, life coaches, non profits, etc to join the community as we make the needed change now. For tabling information please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Remember, We are the Prevention. This event is in collaboration with First Saturdays and Clifford Gillard.
Location: George Washington Carver Museum and Genealogy Center
1165 Angelina St
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, email@example.com 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