Site Spotlight - www.aplaceofherown.org

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www.aplaceofherown.org

1. Can you provide a description of your business?

A PLACE OF HER OWN(TM)  workshops and culminating exhibition for healing uses intuitive art making processes for self-reflection and group sharing to address ancestral and familial trauma. This process brings old HUNGRY GHOSTS (old patterns born from trauma) to light. Challenging these patterns and beliefs allows participants up to release them, including links to individual, family, cultural, and historical dysfunction. With the goal of claiming our aspirations and self-worth, the culminating art exhibition provides participants with a platform to artistically answer and share their response to: “If you had a place of your own, what would it be?” San Francisco Based

We are largely supported by volunteerism, fundraising, small grants and considering becoming a non-profit.

2. How did you get started in this business?

I am a visual artist that focuses on femininity, spirituality and healing. I am the board president and a curator for a women's art organization and began A PLACE OF HER OWN back in 2009 as away to help women artists talk about trauma and pain as a way to get to their aspirations and answer the question with found object art, "If you had a place of your own, what would it be?" We focus on mainly Asian American women, women of color, but are open to all women.

3. How do you market your business?

Through arts and women's organizations, art shows,social media and e-announcements

4. How has technology, such as computers and the internet, impacted on how you conduct business?

It is the only way we could get the word out to interested participants and audience members, funders and donors.

5. How important is social media to your business?

It is vital to show case the art work created and the process of the workshops.
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The home page has a glitch in the upper right corner. Different menu selections are producing pages of different widths.
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  1. First thing I see is the page titles. You can do more with them to make your search engine results look much better. Read the topic I linked for some help on those.
  2. On all pages there is a black box on the far left at the top. It might not be visible except to people with higher resolution monitors. Can you remove that box?
  3. You have quite a number of links that go off site, which is fine, but you might want to consider opening them in a new window. It is a setting when you create the link. That way they are taken away from your site completely.
  4. On the contact page, you can see a very large outline for the map. You can shring that to the actual size of the map and it would look a bit better.
  5. You should pick a case for your navigation menu. Personally, I am not a fan of all caps, but if you like that look, then make sure all items are the same. Your drop downs have the same issue. One set in in normal text and another in all caps.
  6. My last suggestion is to check the mobile editor as well. The About Us page could use so extra care. It is possible others may benefit as well.
Very well done overall. I think if you consider some of these ideas, and review the pages once in a while to see if you can add, remove, or change things a little to keep it fresh, that would help as well.

Thanks for being a spotlight!