Thursday, June 29, 2017
Anneka Henry is pursuing a degree in theater and dramatic arts at Portland State University. Being interested in social justice, Anneka Henry actively participates in organizations that advocate for women's rights and education, including Bradley Angle.
Founded in 1975, Bradley Angle is a nonprofit organization that aims to help survivors of domestic and sexual violence by providing them with safety, empowerment, and healing. The Portland, Oregon-based organization offers a number of services and programs, including emergency shelters and services, housing assistance, and support groups.
Last May 22, 2017, 460 guests filled the Nines Hotel in downtown Portland during the Bradley Angle's sold-out fundraising event, GlamHer. A science fiction-inspired ball, Bradley Angle's signature event was headlined by Poison Waters, a drag legend who filled the night with entertaining performances with fellow queens. Most sought-after auction items included a drag makeover by Poison Waters herself and the opportunity to perform at the Darcelle XV Showplace in Super!Drag with the famous performer Darcelle.
The event raised a total of $220,000. The funds collected will benefit different programs that support the survivors of domestic violence, including LGBT support groups and the Healing Roots Program for African-Americans.