THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING | Who They Are Celebrates the Official Launch in New York City

Elena Baxter

Last Wednesday, April 24, we officially celebrated the launch of Who They Are, our 501(c)3 status and the unique opportunity and partnership with the Nomi Network Fashion Incubator program in Cambodia this June. Over 60 guests toasted with us on a beautiful Spring night to a buzzing New York City backdrop. Your support, near or far, helped us raise $3,533.25 to support our partnership in South East Asia to aid in the uplifting of at-risk women and survivors of human trafficking be lifted out of poverty to create a sustainable future! And while April has been an incredible month for Who They Are, we know there are more exciting days to unfold. As one guest put it, “This is just the beginning!”. Check out some of the photos from the night!




We could not have had such a successful launch event without the support of so many individuals! Please help us give a big round of applause to our following supporters and sponsors.

First and foremost, we are so grateful to Neighborhood Church of Greenwich Village for opening their doors and support, as well as All Things Project for collaborating with us!


Media Sponsors
Conscious Magazine
Radiant NYC


Gifts Sponsors
Brew Dr. Kamboocha
Good Paper


Rory Carnegie

Thank you to UK based Fine Art photographer, Rory Carnegie for allowing us to showcase the very powerful series, Invisible People. Invisible People toured throughout the U.K. to raise awareness of modern slavery. Carnegie wanted to demonstrate that modern slavery is an everyday fact of life, and that we may all have walked past slaves in the street or benefited from their labor.

“The victims of modern slavery are living and working in abject conditions but will, if they can, hold on to some degree of dignity,” says Rory Carnegie, of an issue he was commissioned to highlight by the National Crime Agency. Learn more about this incredible series in the British Journal of Photography.


ARTICLE22 celebrates stories of positive transformation and makes real impact through jewelry handmade in Laos. We partner with artisans in off-the-beaten-track places to create modern heirlooms that are beautiful and meaningful.

In support of Who They Are, ARTICLE22 donate 50% of proceeds raised during the event!


Rachel Snyder Private Catering
Thank you to Rachel Snyder and team for catering one of the most gorgeous customized spreads. And to our volunteers for setup, break down and being so attentive to our guests. View more of her work here and contact her for your next event!


Nomi Network
Thank you Nomi Network for inviting us to be part of such an exciting and unique opportunity in Cambodia!


Finally, THANK YOU to all who attended this momentous event. The night would not have been so special without each and every one of you!

If creating a world where everyone is free is important to you, there are several ways that you can get involved!

  1. JOIN OUR TEAM | We are looking for writers, social media experts, designers, partnerships and more!

  2. Spread the word and follow us on social media!




  1. Connect us with fellow NGOs in South East Asia.


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