Who Am I To Stop It…

I received a letter today and wanted to share it with my friends.  We are in a position to help with this effort and I truly believe whatever we can do to assist in awareness of brain injuries and the cost they have on your life is important and worthy.  Please help us help them…

My name is Cynthia Lopez, and I am an independent filmmaker collaborating with fellow filmmaker and brain injured artist Cheryl Green on ‘Who Am I To Stop It’, a documentary about isolation, art, and transformation after brain injury. In the film, we explore what role the arts play in the lives of three people with traumatic brain injury.

‘Who Am I To Stop It’ is an innovative film in the world of brain injury documentaries. It’s directed by someone who has experienced brain injury. Also, it’s observational in nature, rather than relying on interviews and experts or sensationalizing the traumatic injury events. We see our subjects not as individuals who have deficits or faults. Rather, they are people rooted in society, and many of the difficulties they face–and their wonderful triumphs–happen in the interaction between them and people around them. They are not odd or disordered, even if they experience disability; they are people with agency, drive, and value.

We completed filming in in September, 2014. We are now raising funds via Kickstarter to complete the film. We have raised over 50% of our $12,000 goal with two weeks left in the campaign.

Our intention is to share the completed film widely with the TBI and disability community, as well as with the general public, as a tool for advocacy, education, support, and to engage in dialogue about brain injury and disability.

If the mission of this film resonates for you, we would really appreciate it if you would share the link to this Kickstarter project with your network, through Facebook, email, or any other means. Helping us get the word out helps us amplify the voices and the wonderful work of people who have experienced traumatic brain injury. We are really excited to share this film with the world!

Here is the link to our Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/807526735/who-am-i-to-stop-it

Our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WhoAmIToStopIt

Our website and community arts blog at http://www.WhoAmIToStopIt.com

We appreciate your time,
Cynthia Lopez & Cheryl Green

Please share…please donate…please watch and empower others to do the same


One thought on “Who Am I To Stop It…

  1. brainreels says:

    Thank you so very, very much for posting my Co-Producer/Co-Director’s letter! It was truly wonderful to come upon this blog and see your passionate support of our project. Our title, “Who Am I To Stop It” refers to the ways in which society tells us we might not be good enough anymore, productive enough, whole enough. But we don’t have to believe that. We do not have to stop our own striving for greatness, our own creative expressions, and our self-love. My kindest, warmest thanks!


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