Jump for Joy! Photo Project Newsletter 

Jump for Joy! Photo Project
Showcasing the beauty of the human spirit - in mid air - around the world

Jump for Joy! Photo Project

Showcasing the beauty of the human spirit - in mid air - around the world


"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." - Booker T. Washington


This is it! The last day to raise funds for the mural!

The Indiegogo campaign goal of $15,000 is now at 41% funded! We still have today to raise the remaining $8,885 left in the campaign :) Anything is possible! Please, make your pledges. If I don't make it to the $15,000 mark, you'll get your money back. So, it's win win either way :) 
Before I begin with updates... I want to extend a massive heart felt thank you to my dear friend Mark Busse (Design Industry Professional (), Creative Community Activist ( & ) & Food Fanatic () Mark has gone above and beyond to help with fundraising for the mural. He has a heart of gold and I cant thank him enough for his support. 

Thanks to Mark, I had the opportunity to speak about the Jump for Joy photo project / mural on Breakfast Television on City TV with Jody Vance and Riaz Meghji you can watch the interview here:

Also thanks to Mark, I was on Global BC too - I don't yet have the link, will post it when I do :)

Please help me prove that anything is possible, make your pledge here:


Janice Abbott, the CEO of Atira Women's Resource Society. Janice is the reason this mural is happening. She has been an incredible support and inspiration with so many aspects of the project. I deeply respect and admire Janice for her tenacious and dedicated spirit in all that she does. She has created opportunities and openings where I didn't know they could be. Thank you Janice for being you and for your incredible support with this joy-filled project.

JANICE ABBOTT! Like Jump for Joy! Featuring Janice Abbott + MURAL UPDATE! on Facebook


Mini Bio:  I grew up in Powell River. The ocean smells like home. While there are lots of things I hate about the sports industry, I love baseball. I inevitably cry when I am reading a book or watching a movie, even happy ones. I don't stand for the national anthem - any of them. I have a bit of a shoe fetish. I love the rain. I hate coffee. My favourite book is Beloved, by Tony Morrison. I have read every book, short story and poem Margaret Atwood has ever published. My guilty pleasure is reading crime novels, the creepier the better. I am a non-practicing atheist What I want most in life right now is a dog.

Q: What makes you jump for joy?
A: Eyoälha.. :)

Q. Your experience doing jumping photos?
A little silly. A little free. A little joyful.

Q: What inspires you in life?
A: My daughter... and all vibrant, intelligent, interesting, ambitious young women, really.
Q: Your greatest passion?
A: Whatever I am doing in the moment.

Q: Driving Force?
There is a Taoist saying, “the journey is the reward.” There is a Sanskrit saying, “Each today well lived makes yesterday a dream of happiness and tomorrow a vision of hope. Look, therefore, to this one day, for it and it alone is life.” I believe I have to live my life knowing this is all there is and that every moment matters.

Q. Philosophy?
A: There is great potential in everyone and everything.

Q: Anything in the world?
 I am currently doing exactly what I want to be doing and while the work of ending violence against women sometimes feels overwhelming and futile, if you think about it one woman, one child, one man at a time, it feels infinitely possible.

@FreeOfViolence @jajawoot 
Instagram: @atirawomensresourcesociety
FB: Atira Womens Resource Society

Photos of Janice taken in Vancouver at Crab Park. Like Jump for Joy! Featuring Janice Abbott + MURAL UPDATE! on Facebook


It is such a pleasure hearing from you! Please, stop by and post your own jumping photo on facebook, say hello on twitter, or check me out on Instagram :)

Have a great week, with lots of fun and filled with joy!

Much love, Eyoälha

Selfie Jumping photo of Eyoälha in Vancouver.
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