The #IAm Project


Portrait of Breonna Taylor by David Dowd

#AllBlackLivesMatter and that means women’s lives too

To commemorate what would have been Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday, the #IAm co-founders donated to #SayHerName, a social movement increasing awareness to the names & stories of Black women who have been victimized by racist police violence. We launched the #IAmBreonnaTaylor campaign to challenge our supporters to do the same. For every donation, regardless of the amount, donors were entered into a raffle to win a custom digital print from David Dowd, a Black artist & animator in Chicago. Through #IAmBreonnaTaylor, we raised over $800 for the #SayHerName movement! This campaign is now closed, but we encourage you to continue helping, learning, & listening about the fight for Black lives.

About #SayHerName

“Launched in December 2014 by the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) and Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS), the #SayHerName campaign brings awareness to the often invisible names and stories of Black women and girls who have been victimized by racist police violence, and provides support to their families.

Black women and girls as young as 7 and as old as 93 have been killed by the police, though we rarely hear their names. Knowing their names is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for lifting up their stories which in turn provides a much clearer view of the wide-ranging circumstances that make Black women’s bodies disproportionately subject to police violence. To lift up their stories, and illuminate police violence against Black women, we need to know who they are, how they lived, and why they suffered at the hands of police.” – AAPF