Through Life-Threatening Adversity, An Idea is BornA native Texan and based out of San Antonio, Akaimi Davis has been painting since she fell in love with it in a watercolor class in 2005. A few years ago, Davis was diagnosed with Leukemia. While going through treatment, she found herself getting discouraged and used painting to keep her focused on something positive. She is now in remission and putting her energy into creating a book of hope and love.
26 Women of Color Poets SpeakDavis is choosing 26 women of color poets. Each will be assigned a letter of the alphabet that coincides with an affirming word. They must develop a poem that is uplifting and reflects that word, and Davis will create a painting to match. Davis wanted to create a platform for these talented poets to share their voices and to showcase the intertwining perspectives we as women all share.
Why this Project is Important
Backing the ProjectDavis needs your help. Donations to the project will fund photography equipment, editing software, and payment for the poets for their words. Project backers will get rewards and Davis’ eternal gratitude. Her goal is $5,700. It’s an all or nothing Kickstarter campaign, so this project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by If the goal is reached, the book will be published in May in times for Mother’s Day.