ginaloringIn the midst of the most divisive political climate in history comes a video that empowers, inspires, and uplifts in a way only poetry can. LA based poet Gina Loring and British director Deborah Anderson have gifted the world with a poetic call to action to celebrate and honor women, and the result of their creative collaboration will blow you away.

One Billion Rising is proud to release Walking Prayers. Rise with us to empower, encourage, respect and love ourselves. Rise with us to silence the noise of misogyny, sexism, violence, hate, and ignorance. In this most important moment in political history with an alarmingly heightened tone of misogyny at every turn, Walking Prayers is truly a testimony to the healing power of art. Help us spread it wide and far!

Poet/singer/songwriter Gina Loring (HBOs Def Poetry, BETs Lyric Cafe, TVOnes Verses and Flow) is in a lane of her own. As guest artist of the American Embassy, she has performed in Kuwait, Russia, West Africa, Denmark, Turkey, Greece, Ireland, England, France, Spain, and Tunisia. A college professor by day, she holds a B.A. from Spelman College and an M.F.A. from Antioch University Los Angeles, and she volunteers with Inside Out Writers, facilitating writing workshops with incarcerated teens. Contact: website:, twitter: @theginaloring, IG: @ginastarlight

deborahandersonDeborah Anderson brings together her achievements in every area of her creative body of work from over 15 years as a world renowned photographer, artist and art director to develop an integrated approach to branding. Known for the personalized approach, Deborah Anderson Creative is all about visual brand development which takes place across all mediums including photographic, video, graphic design, interiors, personal style and design. Deborah Anderson is best known for her work as a photographic artist with the release of three fine art books to date – “a photographer whose distinctive sensuality is located somewhere between classic French erotica and Helmut Newton” (Los Angeles Times). She currently resides in Topanga, California. Contact: website:, twitter: @DAnderson_Photo, IG: @deborahandersoncreative