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Submitted by: Fedna L Jacquet

Artist's Project Description: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare" -Audre Lorde

Artist's Bio: Rising Voices is a Bay Area (CA) theater program for young women who are or have been incarcerated or justice-involved. Rising Voices is run by Community Works West, a nonprofit in Oakland, CA that focuses on restorative justice. While the project is the output of the Rising Voices program as a whole, three members --Corina Aranda, Nicole Rangel and Robyn Stankey-- took a lead in conceiving, creating and acting in the project.