We, As Ourselves is partnering with the Center for Cultural Power, @Culturestrike, to work with Black women and femme survivors and artists to honor their stories and work.
Meet Regina Evans
Regina Y. Evans is a Modern Day Abolitionist in the fight against child sex trafficking, a social justice playwright, actor and poet. She is the Founder of Regina’s Door, an Oakland based vintage store which operates as a creative arts healing space for young survivors of sex trafficking, a Co-Founder of Conjure And Mend, a sewing salon created for young survivors to learn the art of costuming, and the Founder/Creative Director of Beloved: An Insistence a street based artist initiative designed to bring artistic care and beauty to victims of child sex trafficking.
Ms. Evans (Regina’s Door) was named 2015 Social Changemaker: Oakland Indie Awards, received a 2016 Nancy’s Hero (Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley), received a 2017 Oakland City Council Commendation in celebration of Small Business Week, received the 2020 Modern Day Abolitionist Award for Outstanding Advocacy (San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking, and was named a 2020 Jefferson Award Winner.
Ms. Evans is an award winning social justice poet, playwright, costumer and performer. Her stage play 52 Letters, which brings awareness to the fight against modern day slavery, was honored to win a 2013 Best of SF Fringe Festival Award. 52 Letters was a finalist for the 2019 Outstanding Solo Performance for the Theatre Bay Area Awards, and won the 2020 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards – Best Solo Performance/Production. Her stage play, Passage, on slavery and the commodification of the Black Female womb received Semifinal status for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2020.
Watch Regina’s commissioned piece: “Celia’s Song”
Watch the replay! On Wednesday, April 14th TIME’S UP hosted an IG Live Q&A on the @timesupnow Instagram between Regina and TIME’S UP COO, Monifa Bandele.