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RBC #Make150Count & Flaunt It
The Executive Director, Sariena Luy represented "Flaunt It" in the launch of RBC's #Make150Count project. INTRINSIC and it's first photoshoot was launched by the $150 that RBC gave her, in request that she "makes a difference." RBC continues to support Flaunt It and it's different endeavours, and has featured Sariena on a number of platforms.
Featured on the RBC #Make150Count website out of over thousands of participants.
Self-portrait from INTRINSIC was used to create a post-it note mosaic on the Toronto RBC Centre.
“It was an amazing environment that I felt proud to bring young ladies to. I really appreciated the pictures and write-ups that were posted on the wall as it added to the self-love atmosphere. It influenced me to remind myself and other women how special and wonderful they are. Also, since it was led by a youth Sariena, it made be feel proud of the initiative she took and the amazing role model she is for other young women. The most uplifting moment for me was watching the SBL youth we brought, cheering each other on when they each went for their shoot. Initially they were so nervous, however, once they were called up they were so excited to see other on the spotlight and really encouraged one another. The smiles and laughter really boosted their confidence and made them enjoy the experience.”
- Kaneka Watkins, Executive Director of Success Beyond Limits
“It made me feel really awkward taking pictures and also writing that little paragraph about myself however, I think that's one of the beauties of the shoot too. It really makes you sit down and just appreciate yourself for once which I think is something that a lot of women neglect to do and as I suppose, un-humble of me as it is, it also felt quite wonderful to know I really like something about myself. Along with this, I think seeing the pictures and actually liking them was a wonderful feeling.”
- Jazmine Snow, Grade 10, Earl Haig Secondary School
One of the best parts of the Flaunt It events is how personal the atmosphere it is. It would be when Sariena was taking the photos and how helpful she was, as well as how easy she made modelling feel. Honestly I enjoyed being a Flaunt It model, as well as watching everyone during their process. It was very touching when team members individually went up to every one to thank them for being a part of INTRINSIC, because it made me feel like I belonged there.
- Savena R., Grade 12, Northview Heights Secondary School
PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS
More partnerships and supporters are continuously being made.
"Flaunt It" was a small photo project started by Sariena Luy. As the organization is now being led by her, many of the community partners were built through her trusted mentors. Below are her references.
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If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact the Executive Director, Sariena Luy at (647) 463-0820 and firstname.lastname@example.org