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Greetings Venusian,

Welcome to my world, and Happy 2024!

I want to invite you to a couple events this week that are very important, but first here’s a funny and lighthearted video of me

Improv with Bobby McFerrin

On December 18, I was determined to prove my courage and join the brave souls who made their way to the stage to practice improvisational singing and being present. Since I was sitting near the painter. Let’s say I was inspired. Here’s to our next stroll or fitness goal this year. Bobby was playing the grouch. LOL
Venus improvising with Bobby McFerrin and friends.

Tony Holden Birthday Fundraiser

I’ve previously told you about a dear friend who’s been unlawfully detained in Kuwait. My brother Tony Holden-Muhammad is turning 59 on January 8. Sadly, he’s going to experience this birthday away from his friends and family. It’s been heartbreaking at times, but there’s room for hope as he appeals his case this month.

On Tony’s birthday, Monday, January 8 at 7:30pm ET / 6:30pm CT / 4:30pm PT, his family is hosting a Freedom Fund birthday fundraiser. I’ll be there, along with many of Tony’s extended network of family and well respected friends from our spoken word poetry tribe.

Event Page
Click the Event Page button above to learn more and add this event to your calendar.

And please contribute to Tony’s Freedom Fund today. Your support can make a difference in helping bring an innocent man home to his family.

Want to learn more about Tony?
Visit the Facebook page dedicated to bringing him back home.


Lil’ Red Official Screening

If you’ve been waiting to see my animated short, “Lil Red is Riding the Wrong Way in the Hood”, the WAIT IS OVER! 

This Thursday, January 11 at 9:30pm ET / 8:30pm CT / 6:30pm PT, my partner organization Love Never Fails (loveneverfailsus.com) is honoring National Human Trafficking Awareness Day with our first-ever public virtual screening.

To attend, simply register here asap! And please follow Love Never Fails on LinkedIn.

Register for Lil Red Screening

Lil Red merchandise is now available at venusjones.com/store. You can find a Lil Red hoodie, T-shirt, and for only $3 you can own a limited edition sticker. (A portion of the proceeds goes to educate parents about grooming and together we can end human trafficking.)

Special thanks to those who already bought Lil Red merch, including my dad, my sisters Eunice,Tami, and my longtime friend Sean. Your kindness will be long remembered.

Want to join me on this journey? There’s no better way than to become a patron on Patreon. Your financial pledge allows me to reach a wider audience and gives you access to my podcast She Rose Weekly.

If you’re undecided about becoming a patron, check out some of the testimonials just added to my website at venusjones.com/press/testimonials.

Support me on Patreon!

My Grandma Hazel is my latest angel and ancestor to transition and she seemed to always be smiling. She taught me a smile can be your source of joy and someone else’s. Therefore, in her honor…This is your soular sister reminding you to.

Keep looking up and keep looking out.
When we do there’s a lot less fear and a lot less doubt.

Love Always…