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 

 

Women Warrior Workshop

Women Warrior Workshop

Women Warrior Workshop

Encourage. Empower. Evolve.

 

The ideas and techniques that fuel successful improv on stage can also empower women and survivors to create in exciting and productive ways off stage. Benefits of improv include increased confidence in everyday situations, creativity and open communication.

 

Saturday, March 4th, 2017
11am-2pm
AdLib Theatre Company
200 N. Denning Dr., Suite 1
Winter Park, FL 32789

 

This 3-hour introductory workshop presented by AdLib Theatre Company explores improv tools and exercises to create deeper, easier, more trusting relationships through the power of “Yes, And”, listening like never before, working with the unexpected, and tapping into your creative self!

All participants will be screened for eligibility since programs are tracked and evaluated for research purposes. Limited space for up to eight participants.

To request an application at info@forgottenwomenproject.org

Vice-Chair Address

Vice Chair, Kyeesha Cannon-Weaver, addresses the audience at The Languages of Abuse, October 2016.

Story Time & Wine

Story Time & Wine

Stories are the foundation of The Forgotten Women Project (FWP). We all have one to tell. Something that has shaped us or tested us. These stories are important, and sharing those stories brings healing and a sense of empowerment. It can be a vulnerable act, yet aslo courageous, to tell others about our pain and adversity. There are many women that are suffering in silence, and we believe our collective voices can be warrior cry for them.

We believe that creativity is an important part of self-expression. Story telling is an art form. There is no right or wrong way, but there is an energy and power behind each word, tone and gesture that can influence, persuade and impact others. At FWP, we aren’t interested in conforming to the way other non-profit organizations raise funds or garner help. We believe that each event should be engaging and enlightening for participants. So, when we decided to go into the Seminole County area it was important that we reach potential partners, donors, volunteers and clients in a way that allows them to experience what we are about. Story Time & Wine offers that opportunity.

Sip and share in a safe space knowing you are heard, you are seen and you are supported. Prompted by a question, each participant has a couple minutes to share something about themselves. When they are done, others in the group affirms that story by responding,

“We see you. We hear you. We support you.”

Once everyone has had an opportunity to share we will then spend a little more time to dig deeper individually, ask questions, and embrace one another.

Not everyone is willing to be transparent or vulnerable. But, for those that are realize it can be transformational.

If you would like to take part in this event and for more details go to Story Time & Wine in upcoming events.

Unable to attend but you would like to support our cause, you can donate here or by mailing a check to P.O. Box 114, Flagler Beach, FL 32136

A Survivor’s Story: It’s My Story to Tell

A Survivor’s Story: It’s My Story to Tell

At the age of 19 years-old I entered into a relationship with the brother of my pastor. Like most relationships things started off great. I thought he was heaven sent.  See, my parents were going through a very heartbreaking divorce at the time, so anything that seemed comforting I ran to it. The first couple of years was good. Then boom! I realized, it’s like they say, “Everything that glitters isn’t gold.”  I received my first punch. Little did I know that that would be the first of many. The first person I told was my pastor. I thought he would help me. That’s what pastors are suppose to do. But I guess blood is thicker than water. He quickly defended his brother and threw the minister collar out the door. He had every excuse in the book for his brother’s violent acts.  I was getting beat so often that I became numb to the pain and numb to the excuses. It wasn’t until I became pregnant that I gained the courage to start calling the police. With each arrest, came more excuses from his family. By this time, I was totally brainwashed thinking it was something that I did. That somehow I was in the wrong. Finally, on my son’s first birthday, I saw the light. I got the courage to leave my situation and move miles away. Leaving my son behind with my mother until I got myself together, I moved to Orlando, FL with only $100 to my name. Within two weeks I found a job and shortly after got my first apartment. When I moved to Florida, things started to happen for me. Good things started falling in my lap. I give all the glory to God!

Now everything wasn’t a walk in the park.  For the first few years I suffered from PTSD. I was having flashbacks and had a hard time sleeping at night. I strongly encourage counseling for anyone who’s a victim of domestic violence. I went to counseling every week and studied the teachings of my pastor at Great Faith Church. This really helped me get my joy back. I finally started to pour out everything that happened to me, and allowed new things (happy things) to fill me up.

Story submitted by: Cydni R.

Artist & Activist

Artist & Activist

The Forgotten Women Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is devoted to strengthening and empowering survivors of abuse using artistic healing techniques while engaging and educating society regarding the effects of abuse through partnership in the arts and community activism.

We ask that you consider partnering with our cause. This year our campaign’s goal is $42,295. This will assist us in offering our clients an opportunity to heal, grow and rebuild their lives after abuse. Your investment will be made and acknowledged in several ways.

 

Artist & Activist Members

$500

-A ticket to all of our theatrical events, art and craft activism shows. This ticket is transferrable to a friend or family member wherever our shows are held.

 

Artist & Activist Circle

$1,000

-Tickets for two into all our theatrical events, art and craft activism shows. These tickets are transferrable to friends and family wherever our shows are held. Your name will appear on website as part of the circle.

 

Artist & Activist Partners

$1,500

-Tickets for four to all theatrical events, art and craft activism shows. These tickets are transferrable to friends and family wherever our shows are held. Your name will appear as founding partners on our website, a quarterly newsletter will be sent to you with specifics on how your investment is impacting our clients.

Our cause relies on support of generous people such as you. Your investment will help ensure the success of our future. We thank you for your consideration of our request, and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.