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The Mahalia Project

The Mahalia Project A socially responsible Media Agency, developing transformative content to inform, empower, and engage businesses and communities in standing for justice and human freedoms.

Engaging empathy, education, and empowerment platforms to unite men and women for equality and freedom for exploitation.

Not long ago, the world wasn't ready for these conversations; there was no #metoo campaign; the cries and groans of a so...
06/19/2019

Not long ago, the world wasn't ready for these conversations; there was no #metoo campaign; the cries and groans of a society, shattered by gender division, were only beginning to be voiced, and in a uninformed and suppressed global culture, largely dismissed; feminism was considered radical; LGBTQ, taboo and viscerally challenged; unity, non-lucrative, unnecessary, and a novelty at best. Yet the world is different now, and while the pain has become even greater, so has the voice; we are a different kind of human race now; with an opportunity to unite and prosper, or divide and crumble,

Where we once wanted to create a synchronized, “by the book”, politically correct process of healing and human reformation, we have come to understand it is not only impossible, but not impactful; to heal is to walk out of hell; to grow is to stretch, bend, and even break at times; you don’t “fix” the past; nor do you erase it: you redefine and repurpose it. After the trauma; after the escape; after the care facilities, there is you and you alone; many amazing and selfless people fight daily to help victims and their life once again; but in the end, for each of us, only we and we alone can choose to take back our lives. That is what it means to become truly free.

This coming year will see us pioneer a documentary film / research project launch on experiential healing through dance, launching in Washington D.C.; it will find us shaking up the fashion / modeling worlds to impact college age students through a fashion gala / advocacy event in Phoenix, AZ. We will be on the ground in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and surrounding cities, creating partnerships with influencers, advocacy specialists, officials, and communities; as well as creating awareness films, vlogs, and content, all aimed at sending a powerful and controversial message to young adults; that there is another path, empowered over submissive femininity; free of the binds of toxic masculinity; and demanding, as a non-negotiable, unity. To re-establish and re-instate the royalty, value, and innate worth, present in every human being. It is why we push challenging messages and unorthodox imagery; to spark a conversation, and thought, even if it’s hard to hear; always remembering, the roar of debate is always one step closer to a solution than the silence of suppression.

To the coming year,
The Priceless

The most audacious step King ever took was not to stand against the oppression of those who made themselves an enemy, bu...
01/22/2019
THE AUDACITY TO DREAM

The most audacious step King ever took was not to stand against the oppression of those who made themselves an enemy, but to forgive them.

“The tensions are not between the races, but between the forces of justice and injustice; between the forces of light and darkness.” - Martin Luther King Jr.  Any eyes that have witnessed or hearts that have felt the tremendous weight and indescribable visceral presence of hatred know the

10/17/2018
SURVIVOR: A21 WALK FOR FREEDOM

"Thus, here we have the inconvenient, uncomfortable, and even overtly offensive truth; that exploitation, not only in industry, but in human regard, does not end until we address and offer healing to both the women being victimized, as well as the men responsible for victimization. Until we recognize and respond to both as captives, none can truly be free."

- Daniel V / Vincent Xahalia

Regiser for the 2018 Walk For Freedom: a21.org

“I’m a survivor, I’m not gon’ give up.” For many of us, especially millennials, we recall this bold and popular pop-anthem by Destiny’s Child, in 2001. For some, it was simply another overplayed pop sensation hit. Yet for many, and notably young women, this was a statement; a challenging...

08/22/2018
The Vincent Testimonies, Entry I: Her Name Is Normandy

In a few short days, I will begin sharing what has been stirring in my heart for the last three years; “The Vincent Testimonies”; a series of blogs and short films, encompassing my personal story and journey through healing, and how this journey led me to a focus of anti-human trafficking advocacy and healing work. On this day, however, that story most appropriately begins with the memory of and dedication to my mother, Elaine Walker.

Today is your birthday, and so I release this beginning segment and trailer on this day, as I am reminded that the themes and determination captured in this piece were inspired by you. You were the foundation of my beliefs that women are worthy of respect; each one a Queen in her own right. You raised me to live out that belief; you met me with grace, love, and patience in the times that I failed to. You taught me to fight for everything I believe in; above all, you taught me this was not a war waged with weapons or hatred, but with love.

In honor of you, mother and Queen, I address all women who, in one way or another, this post or video may reach. Though I cannot ever deliver words to erase the pain and victimization so many of you have experienced in your lives, nor can I erase the roles I played in that culture, I do offer this; my heart and life long dedication to building social movements, programs, and ultimately, a culture, founded on the utmost honor of a woman that my mother taught me. Maybe now, it seems impossible, yet I and those I stand with believe not only that it can be done, but will be.

To every woman and girl that may see this, you are not alone; in the darkness, there are people praying; working; fighting; believing for you now.

Storm the beaches. Believe in the seemingly impossible. Fight for honor and equality; but in all these things, do it with love. If we as men and women unite, not Hell, nor darkness, nor doubt, nor even death, can stop us.
To my mother,
To the Queens,

- Vincent Xahalia

#beautifulworthypriceless #vincentxahalia #blog #mmxviii #deathisnotenough #losangeles #sandiego #film #videoediting #cinematography #dji #drone #antihumantrafficking #advocacy #empowerment #healing

The Priceless Movement Founder, Daniel V, speaks about his own journey with toxic masculinity, and the role such toxicit...
07/29/2018

The Priceless Movement Founder, Daniel V, speaks about his own journey with toxic masculinity, and the role such toxicity plays in exploitation and human trafficking.

theyarepriceless.com/americanbrothel

Check out our Ambassador, Alora Kelly, on Aussie Radio and her newest song "Castles"!
07/24/2018
Interview with Alora - Get Cereal - Omny.fm

Check out our Ambassador, Alora Kelly, on Aussie Radio and her newest song "Castles"!

Kelly and Cai interviewed singer, songwriter and blogger, Alora, following the release of her new EP 'Fear. Armour. Paradise'. 

Can't wait for the collabs with the beautiful soul, Alora Kelly ! #australia #US #beautifulworthypriceless #danceempower...
07/07/2018

Can't wait for the collabs with the beautiful soul, Alora Kelly ! #australia #US #beautifulworthypriceless #danceempowerment #zouk #healing #mmxviii

IN THIS LIFE what do you fight for?⚘I am humbled and moved beyond words to announce my ambassadorship for the Priceless MVMT that is taking the world by storm - to fight for #empowerment of those who need it most, not just women; and to take a stand against #sexualassault #domesticviolence and #humantrafficking. I never imagined my music would have the chance to do something so beautiful and worthwhile. SO MUCH love to the beautiful people behind this movement 🌺🌙

07/04/2018

The freedom we celebrate in this hour, affords us the opportunity for those who cannot.

⁃Daniel V / Founder, The Priceless Movement

A Call to action for Hip Hop / Heels Dancers in or willing to travel to Las Vegas for a one day shoot:

Jennifer Vargas Hendon, leading the A21 Walk For Freedom Las Vegas, is asking for dancers from Las Vegas and surrounding cities to be part of a dance choreography video that will promote and gather support for event. A global anti-trafficking org, the A21 #walkforfreedom is a global event, in which numbers of people will take to the streets of their cities to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking in our world. Jennifer is asking for 6-10 people to choreograph a 6 count and perform, on video, in latter July. The style is hip hop/heels, and so we present this teaser to showcase a degree of the style, and power, that dance can hold to raising the voice for young women who are unable to do so; dually, we invite you to be part of this work for liberation, by taking part In this project. If interested, and for further details, you can contact Jennifer directly at: mailto:[email protected].

About the teaser:

This post and corresponding project, “American Brothel”, has become such a guided and amazing project, as the full release will incorporate a powerful and honest discussion of the relationship of toxic masculinity to the sex trade, in locations both foreign and domestic. Shot on location in North Hollywood, it is a full choreographed piece that will be utilized for our upcoming blog debut, latter this month, on theyarepriceless.com. Thank you to @jianne_jade, @elle22_, @jaydenpingul, and @xrachulx for your amazing talent and being part of this project ! #independenceday #July4 #beautifulworthypriceless #healing #danceempowerment #a21 #abolitionists #mmxviii #lasvegas #LA

Full Story:theyarepriceless.com/alora So excited to welcome our first Ambassador, the beautiful and talented Alora Kelly...
07/04/2018

Full Story:
theyarepriceless.com/alora

So excited to welcome our first Ambassador, the beautiful and talented Alora Kelly! A singer/songwriter, hailing from Australia, Alora is passionate for utilizing her artistry and growing radio success to bring awareness to and liberation in the realms of women’s empowerment and human trafficking response.

From her bio:
Alora was the first University Student in her family and after her Graduation, Alora became drawn to the pathway of working with disadvantaged children where she was blessed with the life-changing opportunity to travel to Vietnam as a part of a Medico Volunteer group to provide Medical Aid to children in Rural and Remote Orphanages. The significance of the disadvantage these children faced had a profound impact on Alora, making her a passionate advocate of Child Protective Organisations, Women Shelters, Anti-Violence and Protective Services Initiatives

Alora will be collaborating with The Priceless Movement in dance films, song production, and beyond. Feature link in bio, loves! We are honored to welcome you to the team, Alora!

#beautifulworthypriceless #danceempowerment #zouk #artistsunite #US #Australia #downunder #mmxviii #healing

Much love @thenameisdan for this AMAZING feature #mmxviii #beautifulworthypriceless #losangelestakeover #danceempowermen...
05/27/2018

Much love @thenameisdan for this AMAZING feature #mmxviii #beautifulworthypriceless #losangelestakeover #danceempowerment #dxda #soincredible #Repost @thenameisdan with @get_repost
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On my last trip to LA I met @christina_teresa Dance Empowerment Development Director for a project called The Priceless Movement (@pricelessmvmt). Such a beautiful project, the vision, "Freedom through the awareness, education, and empowered response to trauma and exploitation." So happy to be surrounded by wonderful talented and motivated humans who are going after what's calling them. What are you going after? #Yamastyle Photographer: @thenameisdan Model: @christina_teresa

Love this photo, sent to us from @madeleine_jade1, with the Unicorn Pusheen from her Priceless Movement welcome package ...
05/27/2018

Love this photo, sent to us from @madeleine_jade1, with the Unicorn Pusheen from her Priceless Movement welcome package ☺️ Can’t wait to collab with this amazing young lady this summer, to speak on behalf of young ladies, and bring greater awareness to human trafficking, as well as the healing we can offer collectively! Great things to come ! #mmxviii #beautifulworthypriceless #danceempowerment #dxda

July MMXVIII / theyarepriceless.com / IG:@pricelessmvmt #danceempowerment #zouk #blog #vlog #overcomers #beautifulworthy...
05/21/2018

July MMXVIII / theyarepriceless.com / IG:@pricelessmvmt #danceempowerment #zouk #blog #vlog #overcomers #beautifulworthypriceless #healing #mmxviii

July MMXVIII / theyarepriceless.com #danceempowerment #zouk #blog #vlog #overcomers #beautifulworthypriceless #healing #...
05/21/2018

July MMXVIII / theyarepriceless.com #danceempowerment #zouk #blog #vlog #overcomers #beautifulworthypriceless #healing #mmxviii

BTS for w/ @existential_elijah for The Priceless Movement blog visual shorts #roninm #canon #slowmotion #zouk #danceempo...
05/21/2018

BTS for w/ @existential_elijah for The Priceless Movement blog visual shorts #roninm #canon #slowmotion #zouk #danceempowerment #phoenix #beautifulworthypriceless #mmxviii

And so we begin with a powerful and gorgeous series of visual shorts and stories for the launch of our blog, coming July...
05/21/2018

And so we begin with a powerful and gorgeous series of visual shorts and stories for the launch of our blog, coming July 2018! From dance to empowerment to powerful stories of victory from trauma #overcomers, our goal is to offer riveting, controversial yet relevant perspectives through media to promote thought, action, and response, leading to healing and liberation; we cannot wait to have all of you beautiful people along for the journey :) #Repost @existential_elijah with @get_repost
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Had fun working with Daniel @pricelessmvmt today, thanks for the great pic bro! Looking forward to our next project 🔥🌵🔥 #brazilianzouk #dancers

LA_The Light is Coming. Excited for collab with @madeleine_jade1 ! 8.18                                                 ...
05/15/2018

LA_The Light is Coming. Excited for collab with @madeleine_jade1 ! 8.18
#Repost @madeleine_jade1 with @get_repost
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You are a goddess living in a city of angels😇
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#whatgivesyouwings #streetart angel wings to remind #humanity #colettemiller @colettemillerwings #angelwings #dtla #globalangelwingsproject #citylife
#tweenmodel #printmodel #youngtalent #younghollywood #forever21 #kidsmodelagency #dreambigwithmadeleine

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