#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 

 

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

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