...so happy you stopped by! In the past few months, we have moved both physically and virtually. When the building our prior office was in was sold, we were hard pressed to find something comparable with rent we could afford. Our friends at Hollywood Lutheran Church (where Survivors’ Truths’ first project Trying to be all right in Liberia debuted for US exhibit-goers in 2008) bent over backwards to clear office space for us and we are now happily ensconced in a quiet, grassy courtyard with a fountain. It’s really lovely. The space started as one large room, which Architect Branka Knesvic helped us transform into a small office and adjoining large room with six comfortable work stations. It is perfect for our volunteers and, more importantly, ideal for TransYouth Speak, which is expanding our work with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to include a Leadership Development project, right here in our office!
I am also thrilled to finally be able to say that Survivors’ Truths has a new website that lets us better integrate our social media and helps us communicate more effectively with our supporters. Since we started building our TransYouth project almost two years ago, we have been looking for the best way to share our work and our media with you. As an all-volunteer organization, we needed to find a platform that was technically sophisticated but easy to work with. After a fair amount of hard work, trial, and partial success by our dedicated volunteer Marissa, we were introduced to NationBuilder, which lets us bring our website, email, donations, events, and blog under one roof.
So, stop by online or in person (drop us a line if you’d like to visit the office!), look around, and let us know what you think! Seriously, if you find any bugs with the site, tell us so that we can fix them right away!