Faces of Fortitude

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There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Center for Suicide Awareness

We are a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preventing suicide through proactive education, training, emotional support, collaboration & intervention.

Hope For The Day

Hope For The Day® (H.F.T.D) is a non-profit movement empowering the conversation on proactive suicide prevention and mental health education.


NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program

The Light for Life Foundation Int’l/Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program® is dedicated to preventing suicide and attempts by Making Suicide Prevention Accessible to Everyone and Removing Barriers to Help.

National Action Alliance

Established in 2010, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is the nation’s public-private partnership for suicide prevention, working with more than 250 national partners to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Current Action Alliance priority areas include: transforming health systems, transforming communities, and changing the conversation.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

Veterans Portrait Project

Stacy Pearsall began the Veterans Portrait Project while recovering from combat injuries she’d sustained in Iraq. Her military career was over, her body was broken and her spirit was crushed. While rehabilitating, she spent countless idle hours in VA waiting rooms surrounded by veterans from every generation and branch of service. They inspired her to pick up the camera again so that she could honor and thank them with the only gift she felt she had worth giving, her photography. Since taking her first portrait in late 2008, she's conducted more than 189 portrait engagements, traveled to 82 cities in 50 states and captured over 8,500+ veterans' portraits. The Veterans Portrait Project has been emotionally cathartic, physically healing tool. *This was the project that inspired Faces of Fortitude*


From health care to the economy to criminal justice and more, mental health touches many of the issues that you might care about the most. Whenever you cast your ballot, you #Vote4MentalHealth, whether you realize it or not.

King County Equity Now

King County Equity Now (KCEN) is a pro-Black advocacy and policy organizing nonprofit focused on developing liberated Black communities that own and control the resources and systems that impact Black lives. We are Black-led, Black-centered, and birthed out of a deep legacy of Black organizing in Martin Luther King Jr. County, Washington State

Ijeoma Oluo

Ijeoma Oluo is an American writer. She is the author of So You Want to Talk About Race and has written for The Guardian, Jezebel, The Stranger, Medium, and The Establishment, where she was also an editor-at-large.

Ibram Xolani Kendi

Ibram Xolani Kendi is an American author, professor, anti-racist activist, and historian of race and discriminatory policy in America. In July 2020, he assumed the position of director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University. Kendi was included in Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2020

Boston University Center for Antiracist Research

The mission of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research is to convene researchers and practitioners from various disciplines to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice. We foster exhaustive racial research, research-based policy innovation, data-driven educational and advocacy campaigns, and narrative-change initiatives. We are working toward building an antiracist society that ensures equity and justice for all.

Nikkita Oliver

This course and curriculum was created and developed by attorney, educator, abolitionist, creative and community organizer Nikkita Oliver.

Black and Pink

Black and Pink supports LGBTQ prisoners. There are chapters all over the country where people gather to reach out to prisoners, process mail, connect prisoners with pen pals, and support imprisoned organizers. The national organization provides support to the local chapters on how to get started with the work and how to work through questions and problems—start a chapter in your town!


SWOP provides re-entry support for sex workers coming out of prison, connects imprisoned sex workers with pen-pals, sends newsletters into prisons, advocates against criminalization of people in the sex trade, and more.

Youth Justice Coalition

Youth Justice Coalition works to build an abolitionist, youth-led movement to end police terror, mass incarceration & criminalization of youth of color.

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is a grassroots disaster relief network based on the principles of solidarity, mutual aid, and autonomous direct action.

Anti Police Terror Project

The Anti Police-Terror Project is a Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color. We support families surviving police terror in their fight for justice, documenting police abuses and connecting impacted families and community members with resources, legal referrals, and opportunities for healing.

Invisible People

Invisible people is a nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about homelessness through innovative storytelling, news, and advocacy. Since their launch in 2008, they have become pioneers and a trusted resource for inspiring actions and raising awareness in support of advocacy, policy change and thoughtful dialogue around poverty in North America and the United Kingdom.

A Sacred Passing

A Sacred Passing (ASP) is a 501C-3 nonprofit founded as an educational resource for those seeking to learn more about death, grief, and dying-- as well as a space to build skills for those who choose to become death professionals, such as a doula or midwife.


A full‑service funeral home specializing in human composting. Recompose works directly with you and the people in your
life to ensure respectful, empathetic service from the time of death through the body’s transformation into soil.

The Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. We empower our 3 million members and supporters to mobilize against attacks on the most marginalized people in our community

The first For The Gworls party

The first For The Gworls party occurred on 4th of July on a hot roof in Brooklyn, NY. Just days prior, Asanni decided to throw a party to fundraise for two friends that were facing eviction. They tapped Maahd to create a flyer and helped build a playlist, asked a friend if they could use their roof, and the rest is history. They’ve been hosting monthly parties ever since with the end goal of raising money to help Black, trans people pay for their rent and gender-affirming surgeries

Transgender Law Center

Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community


PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. With nearly 400 chapters and 250,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across America, PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed

Black & Pink National

Black & Pink National is a prison abolitionist organization dedicated to abolishing the criminal punishment system and liberating LGBTQIA2S+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by that system through advocacy, support, and organizing

The Audre Lorde Project

The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), formerly known as the (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, interdisciplinary professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health. Our professional, supporting, and student members engage in clinical and academic research to develop evidence-based medicine and strive to promote a high quality of care for transsexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals internationally. We are funded primarily through the support of our membership, and through donations and grants sponsored by non-commercial sources

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