KotaPress Mission Statement
The mission of this organization is to provide grief support to bereaved parents and those who care for them after the death of a child.
Please note: We are not affiliated with any company or website that discriminates against bereaved families by recognizing only "children who lived after birth" or some other kind of line in the sand. We provide support to any family regardless of the cause of the child's death: miscarriage, stillbirth, neo natal, SIDS, SADS, accident, suicide, homicide, disease, etc. If you have been hurt by a company that has discriminated against your child because they "did not live long enough" or some such fake "qualification," then please be assured, you have found a safe space with us! We will not ask that your children "qualify" for anything before their lives and deaths are honored.
KotaPress Means to an End...
KotaPress offers many commercial arts services and products which generate revenue to fund our more "non-profit-making" expressive arts Mission stated above. Our commercial "for-profit" works include services such as book sales and teaching for hire through the Press iteself; photography, web, and other graphic services through KotaGraph.com; and henna arts through HennaHealing.com.
If we lived in a world that valued decent health care and long term support for bereaved families, we might be able to go straight non-profit and make a go of it. But we don't live in that world. So for now, we make the ends meet by doing commercial work. It is the means to an end of the systematic erasure of bereaved parents that happens in our society every single stinking day!
The goals for our mission are:
In support of our mission, our objective is to offer a home for works created while on a healing path. While we are a for-profit business, we are proud to tell you that a portion of our profits are put toward the Mrs. Duck Project in the hopes of continuing to bring comfort to bereaved parents around the world. Any work you do with us will directly benefit the Mrs. Duck Project.
We offer both print and
electronic media for the
display and sale of artworks.
Our electronic outreach is available the www.KotaPress.com, a monthly website offering:
We offer one-on-one sessions to individuals seeking healing and creative empowerment. Session topics offered are:
We offer other services for hire such as:
These diverse products and services work together to support bereaved parents by offering free grief support through the Mrs. Duck Project.