“Caged Bird” Tour in INDIA!

Hey Friends!

What an amazing 2 weeks! We raised over $16K in just 7 days. I took a few days off to give thanks & re-group after the whirlwind, and today I’m getting back on the horse! We’ve got 2 weeks left in our Kickstarter campaign, and why stop now?

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After much thought, I’ve decided that I will use whatever additional funds we raise (above and beyond the $16.5K people gave for the album) to help offset the cost of our tour to India this October. The trip costs $14K for my band, and each band member has to cover their own expenses ($3500\person). To be clear: all additional Kickstarter funds will help pay tour expenses, including airfare, lodging, local transport, and meals.

India-map

 

HELP US INVITE PEOPLE INTO GREATER FREEDOM!

While we are in India, we will be:

Giving concerts of “Caged Bird” music to raise awareness about the human trafficking crisis in NE India. Many people are unaware of ploys that traffickers use to lure girls into prostitution. Many families believe their daughters are going to work in the city as a maid or waitress, when in reality they are trafficked into Bangladesh, China or other parts of India and forced to work in brothels. The education component of our concerts will focus on creating a safer community for those who are vulnerable to trafficking.

Connecting with the “Seven Sisters International” trafficking victims’ safe house to explore the possibility of partnering in the future. This is the only safe house for victims of human trafficking in all of NE India (population 40 million).

india train

Doing concerts & teaching a “Freedom 101” class in partnership with a local Indian non-profit. Part of the Freedom 101 curriculum focuses on overcoming the debilitating power of shame & learning to tell our stories (including experiences of trauma) in a loving, safe environment. We are performing & teaching, while the non-profit staff provides follow up for attendees. At one of their recent youth events, many young women took the first step to “living free” from shame by sharing their experiences of rape & abuse with the staff. Here are a few facts to put in perspective why this is SUCH AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY:

 

Here’s how you can help TAKE THIS TO THE NEXT LEVEL: 

Let’s get 1000 Backers & $30K to help take “Caged Bird” to India and create new possibilities for people to Live Free!

 

Love,

Chelsea {Marie} Davis

 

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