Expressions of Hope: Telling Survivor Stories.

Expressions of Hope: Telling Survivor Stories.

Join us on April 25th, 1pm-3pm for a panel discussion on how stories of survivors of abuse are told and perceived through the arts and multi-media.

Panelist include

Valeta Cameron, Esq.
Brevard County Legal Aid
Angela Aldarondo
Founder & Director of Pushback Project
Sabrina Kelley
Author of Transformed to Tell
Kelly Grounds
Theatrical Director & Writer

Facilitator

Marjorie Bostwick “Phoenix”
Founder & CEO of Giving Voices Project

To register for this free virtual event, go to www.expressionsofhope.eventbrite.com

Then go and LIKE our Facebook Page @GivingVoicesProject and SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube channel @GivingVoicesProject to watch LIVE.

Barbershop Talk

All male discussion around the cycle of abuse and violence.

Facilitated by Pernell Bush, RCSWI, MSW with Key Counseling Solutions. June 13, 2019 3pm-5pm

Lo’s Master Cut, 1201 Bruton Blvd., Orlando,

Creativity in a Pack

Creativity in a Pack

For Mother’s Day we were honored to partner with another local organization, Saving Our Daughters, to feed the families at the Orlando Rescue Mission. There were over 120 families, but our focus was the moms and we wanted to put together Creativity Packs to gift to each other. We weren’t able to get one to each mom, but we got enough to make an impact.

These Creativity Packs have become our signature giving campaign in an effort to promote self-care. We know how powerful art can be in the lives of women that have been traumatized by abuse. This was our way of helping to empower the healing process and giving back.

Special thanks to Savings Our Daughters and the Orlando Rescue Mission.

#GIVINGTUESDAY-#UrStoryMatters

#GIVINGTUESDAY-#UrStoryMatters

As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.

Help us in our mission to empower survivors of abuse.

Do you have a story of overcoming abuse in your life? Do you know your story will empower others to come forward and share.

You can remain anonymous or you can share with a video. It’s up to you. Whatever you decide, we will honor it.

It is important that your voice is heard.

Through our programs of writing, painting, collaging, music and other mindful practices, we are able to help women find their voices. We then can share those stories through interpretive dance, spoken word, music, wearable art and film.

Use #UrStoryMatters on Twitter @FW_Project and FB and let us know you want to share your story with us.

Email us at info@forgottenwomenproject.org as well with any questions.

OUR 2018 GOAL

with your help

$10,000

Just hit the DONATE button on the right.

 

 

Salvage: Wearable Art Show

Salvage: Wearable Art Show

A collaboration with Stetson University students where they will create clothing based off of the stories of survivors of abuse. They will also select the most powerful quotes and screen-print onto t-shirts as a form of Statement Art. This runaway of artistic expression will be set behind music and Spoken Word.

Domestic Abuse is an issue we hear about more than often, but what we don’t hear much about is what happens to the survivors after they have left the situation. Most times they are faced with other issues of homelessness, addiction, mental health or a continued cycle of violence. We never have the opportunity to hear their stories. It is from their stories we can learn how to support them as they rebuild their lives.

Details: 

Thursday, November 16th, 6:30pm at the Artisan Allay Garage, 113 Georgia Ave, Deland FL.

Purchase tickets at https://salvage.eventbrite.com 

A Seat At the Table

A Seat At the Table

You are invited to join a small group of women for our 1st fundraising brunch event. With limited seating for a few women we will gather together, over a lovely meal, to discuss feminism today and how it can continue to support the mission of violence against women.

On display at the brunch, you will also be one of the first to view “Driftwood” art work. These beautiful pieces of work created by Stetson University students depicting their stories of sexual assault.

There is seating at the table for only 10 Women that want to be apart of this important conversation and part of the solutions.

 

 

Join us at the beautiful Maya Papaya Organic Community Farm, 245 W. Beasley Road, Oveido, FL 32765 Saturday, June 17th from 11am-1pm.

Reserve your Seat at the Table!


If you have any questions about this event, feel free to email us at info@forgottenwomenproject.org.

See you there!

The Languages of Abuse

The Languages of Abuse

The 2nd showing of our Education & Awareness Campaign, The Languages of Abuse, was filled with darted words, eloquent voices and astringent reality. We realize that every time this production is done, it will not look like the last. There is a responsibility to sharing the voices of survivors with care and in keeping with the integrity in which it was written. There is also a responsibility to the audience to give them the unfiltered truth in a way that won’t scare them off.

Our Board of Directors met the day after the event and we always ask the question, “Did the purpose and the message come through?” Our answer was, “Yes!” With always looking ahead at what can be improved, and what we will continue to implement, like art, this project is a fluid production and takes on a life of it’s own.

As we move into the Summer and Fall we anticipate at least two more shows this year in Volusia and Seminole County. We are currently looking for stories, poetry, or music from survivors in those areas.

You can view of the show on our YouTube Channel. We invite you to join our email list and keep up-to-date with all our future events and programs!

We can not do this without you!

 

 

In The News

In The News

Giving a platform for the voices of those that have been silenced by their pain.

Read the Daytona News Journal Article about the Languages of Abuse production. Our Education & Awareness campaign

Abused Women Find Their Voices in “Languages”

 

Poetry & Art Workshop

Poetry & Art Workshop

 

Learn how art and words can become tools to help you find your authentic voice and tell your unique story. Discover how sharing and reflecting upon this process with others can enhance personal creativity and inspiration.

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

10am-4pm

Deland Museum of Art

600 N. Woodland Blvd.

Deland, FL 32720

 

 

In this one-day workshop participants, in a small group setting, will explore multiple arts-based techniques of expressive arts therapy including viewing and responding to art, hands-on activities and discussion.  The focus of this workshop is not on artistic outcomes but rather on the creative process of finding your authentic voice, increasing self-awareness and awareness of others, practicing mindfulness and learning how to cope with challenging experiences in an empowering and inspired way.

 

“My life became a work of art. I had found my voice. I was whole 

again.” Henry Miller

 

All participants must meet eligibility criteria since programs are tracked and evaluated for research purposes. Limited space for up to eight participants.



Mindful Cooking Workshop

Mindful Cooking Workshop

When going through trauma your body will experience the kind of stress that can take a toll on your mental and physical state. We tend to neglect our water intake and proper nourishment to help sustain us. Being in the moment and present in the process of preparing your food, while being aware of your thoughts and your body is a practice of self-care, self-love and self-healing.

 

Saturday, March 4th, 2017
4pm-6pm
Larry’s Italian Deli
2405 E. Moody Blvd.
Bunnell, FL 32110

 

This two-part, two-hour workshop will focus on clean eating, alkaline, brain and energy foods. Knowing what your body needs, taking extra care in how you prepare your food is an important part of the healing process.

 

Register by emailing info@forgottenwomenproject.org