#EspavoLove Instagram Campaign

FORGE is excited to announce that we’re now on Instagram (@FORGE_Forward) and hosting our first campaign for the Espavo Project this week!

Espavo means, “Thank you for taking your power back.” The Espavo Project is a photographic and narrative project designed to increase personal healing and empowerment for trans*, gender non-conforming, gender non-binary individuals and loved ones who have experienced sexual violence. The project’s goal is to increase personal healing and empowerment for trans* and gender non-conforming survivors and loved ones, as well as offering strength and hope to the community.

Our first Espavo Campaign, #EspavoLove, will be next week beginning today, Monday, February 9, 2015 and ending Sunday, February 15, 2015. We have several themes about self-love, healing and empowerment and encourage you to upload photos that correspond with those themes. OR, if you have your own theme of love and healing, please post those as well! [We might contact you to use your photo in trainings or other art galleries but will get your permission ahead of time.]

You can download a printable poster for each theme by clicking the title/image.

2/9/15 – 2/10/15



2/11/15 – 2/12/15






2/14/15 – 2/15/15



Use the #EspavoLove and #EspavoProject hastags when posting! Share this widely! We’d love to show trans* survivors of violence lots of love for Valentine’s Day!

(Oh and if you’re not on Instagram? Email your photos to: AskFORGE [at] forge-forward [dot] org)