#IfYouCouldSeeMe is a multi-media storytelling project designed to change the way we see ourselves and one another. We are committed to creating compassion and change through art.

I am so excited about the next production of the #IfYouCouldSeeMe Project on June 7th! It would mean so much to me for you to attend this important art and storytelling event designed to eliminate the stigma of mental health diagnoses, empower communities to begin having difficult conversations, and to help individuals build compassion for themselves and others.

Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $10.

However, we want this event to be available to everyone regardless of the ability to pay. I hope you will consider making a donation of whatever amount you are able, but if that is not possible you can use the code GUEST at checkout to obtain a free ticket.

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“We believe in the power of Stories for Change. These art and storytelling events shine light into the darkness, help us all to see the humanity in ourselves and in others, and can be the place where big change begins. People don’t take the time to see each other. We make judgments, we attach labels, we assume – we often do not see. I believe in seeing, hearing, learning, and being present with one another. The worst thing that a person can feel in this life is invisible. To be seen is to be truly alive.

There is no end to the power that comes with finding our voice, sharing our truth, and embracing the pieces that we all, so often, try to hide from the world. In this process, we reclaim our narrative and remind others that they are not alone in their grief, struggle, and feelings of ‘otherness’.

#IfYouCouldSeeMe was only an idea, an intention, until these brave people had the courage join me in bringing it to life. This time the Women Speak.”

#IfYouCouldSeeMe Founder, Erin Mahone

Spring 2018 Participants:

Nanci Burn

Pamela Lynn Hock

Calendria Jones

Tammy Ozolins

Cristina Ramirez

Jamie Reavis

Andrea Robinson

Support #IfYouCouldSeeMe

This project has grown over the past year beyond my wildest imagination! We are making an impact. We are changing stories. We are doing what we set out to do.

We can’t do it alone.

We are seeking sponsors for the upcoming iteration of the #IfYouCouldSeeMe Project! I got a lot of feedback that folks aren’t ready for Patreon. Totally cool! So I have also created a way to support through PayPal! Thank you in advance for the love and support you have all shown for this initiative!

We still need to raise $750 to cover the costs of our 6/7 event!

Those costs include: phototography and printing, workshop supplies, technical and staff costs for the theatre space, marketing materials, etc.

If you are interested in speaking to me about sponsorship for your business please contact me!

Thursday, June 7th at 7 pm

Theatre Gym at Va. Rep. Center

114 W. Broad St.

#IfYouCouldSeeMe Spring 2018 “The Women Speak” opens June 7th in #RVA in the Theatre Gym at Virginia Rep. Center, with stories from brave, magnificent women, portraits by photographer Dean Whitbeck and hosted by me.

“…maybe the most powerful, infectious thing is the act of speaking the truth.” Vera Nazarian

People don’t take the time to see each other. We make judgments, we attach labels, we assume – we often do not see. I believe in seeing, hearing, learning, and being present with one another. The worst thing that a person can feel in this life is invisible. To be seen is to be truly alive. This project is a relationship between storyteller and audience; an understanding that through sharing, and by witnessing, we are all being seen.

Click here to check out last year’s project for more information!