“When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else”
Iyanla Vanzant


Giving is important! So here at I’m Not A Machine ® we will be giving a percentage of our profits from 2019 to two organisations that reflect what we value – the power of creativity and of kindness! Find out more about the amazing work that they both do below…


Dramatic Need

‘Dramatic Need is a creative arts charity helping young people in Africa to build hope and self-belief in the face of conflict, trauma and hardship. We work in rural areas of Rwanda and South Africa to provide creative-arts education, resources, and psycho-social support for children and youth. We promote creative expression as a tool for conflict resolution, social development, gender-empowerment and for the communication of positive health messages. We work in two ways. The first is through direct community intervention, through our children’s programming, community outreach initiatives and teacher-training programmes. These are all based at our community arts centres in rural Free State, South Africa. The Second is through our Volunteer Program which sends local and international arts professionals to host issue-based workshops in underprivileged and rural communities in South Africa and Rwanda.’

Silverlake Conservatory of Music

‘Our mission at Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is to facilitate a dynamic music education and to teach beginning and accomplished musicians of all skill levels. Our primary focus is on the youth of the community, but all are welcome and encouraged to participate. The Conservatory offers private music lessons on all orchestral and band instruments, as well as a variety of ensemble classes at a reasonable cost. We grant scholarships to children who qualify, providing free lessons and instruments. The performances and recitals put on by the Conservatory are a fulfilling experience for the students and a beautiful outreach to the community. Our goal is to keep our standard of teaching at the highest level while maintaining a friendly, fun and nurturing environment. The study of music enriches not only the lives of the student and teacher, but the community and society as well.’