Tanya Turton, founder of NiaZamar: Redefining Beauty
"I poured my heart into writing a grant to explain the relationship between arts , specifically adornment and digital storytelling to our healing. I dreamed up this workshop for NiaZamar education tour last year and after my time at the Allied Media Conference it evolved into its own project. This is my first grant as an individual artist and I am deeply thankful to ArtReach Toronto for believing in the impact of this project. Shout -out to Fonna Seidu for her behind the scenes brilliance."
Shelby Suhan of The BAR Institute
"This was my first time writing a grant. It was one of the hardest things I've attempted to do. I lost a lot of sleep, uncertain I was even remotely close to portraying ideas in a way that other people would understand and want to support...So grateful for the workshops held by Paulina O'Kieffe and Fonna Seidu that offered the insight & resources for someone with no experience in the grant writing process to jump in head first."
"And I'm blessed that my bff & work wife Fonna is the exceptional project manager she is who shared SMART goals with me."
"I appreciate your project management IG stories! Such a good way to digest the material. Thanks for sharing."
"Thank you for sharing this! I always look forward to seeing what you're reading! I'm here learning with you too because of your stories!"
"I'm loving your posts!!!
Inspired my to do some writing about my craft x project management."
Setti Kidane founder of 12 Months of Melanin
"Fonna <3 you're so special. Thanks for sharing everything that you do (on IG particularly). It's really appreciated"