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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


“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.” - Martha Graham

Hello everyone.. Hope you are all well and happy :)

I have a special announcement - It's official!

I'm making a new - even bigger - Vancouver jump for joy photo mural :)

Two weeks ago my Jump for Joy mural was removed. A couple of days later, I wandered around looking for potential walls to make a new mural and... I came across this wall located on the corner of Abbott and Powel St. and knew this was the one (shown above).

I immediately went into the print shop in the building and asked who owned the building. I was told it belongs to BC Housing. I looked them up and found they were only a few blocks away so went straight to their office, they said I would need to speak to Atira Women's Housing. Atira Womens Resource Centre is a community-based organization that supports all women and children who are experiencing the impact of violence committed against them. 

I looked up Atira and found there is leasing office in Coal Harbour, went there .. they told me the number to call, which I did, and had the most wonderful response. 1 or 2 emails and we scheduled to meet today.. 

Now, I am proud to announce that I am partnering with the Atira Women's Resource Society and making a massive mural on the corner of Abbott And Pender St. in the most amazing location situated between Downtown Vancouver, Chinatown and Gastown aka DTES :)

Let the fundraising extravaganza and jumping photo blitz begin!

I've already started preparations for a Kickstarter Campaign to raise the funds as I would love to get started on the mural asap .. at the same time, I will need to do at least 4 shoots a day over the next couple of months to have enough photos to for the mural. 

My last mural was 9000 sq ft, this wall is the same width, but has 3 more stories... so a very rough guess is that it is around 20,000 sq ft! Thats a lot of wall to cover with jumping joy and a lot of funds to raise to make it happen and I will need all the help I can get. 

Once I have the exact square footage I will finalize the budget and begin the Kickstarter. Stay tuned and please support the project in any way you can - funding, sharing, talking, jumping :)

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I want to share a little bout the amazing work Atira does...

Atira provides housing, advocacy and support to any woman who lives full time and identifies as a woman and meets our organizations mandate. We strive to make our services accessible to ALL women including Transgendered, Queer, Two-Spirit, Intersexed, as well as women struggling with substance and / or mental heath issues. Atira recognizes the barriers, stigmatization and oppression faced by all women who encounter poverty and discrimination as a result of their experience with violence. Please take a moment to check them out:

This all just happened yesterday so I don't - yet - have photos of these amazing women Jumping for Joy but I will feature them very soon so stay tuned :)


INSTAGRAM: @atirawomensresourcesociety


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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

Jumping selfie by Eyoälha.
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