Through the Fire: Reclaiming Lost Power After Trauma & Abuse
Thursday, October 13, 7:00-8:30 pm
“Understanding the complexity of abuse, and recognizing unhealthy patterns in our relationships,” says program director Dawn Flores, “we are better able to seek and accept support.” Two award-winning storytellers, MeganHicks and Linda Goodman, will be sharing the stage with shameless survivor, Lisette Johnson.
By grace and grit, Lisette transformed the horror of being shot by her husband into healing for herself and her children. She will be reading three of her poems— Hidden, Exit Here and Rough Road Ahead.
Linda Goodman will share The Marriage Contract from her performance showcase, Shattered Silence. Linda retraces the violent heritage from which she was spared to tell her parent’s love story.
Megan Hicks will perform Just Another T.N.D., the centerpiece of her show Gutsy Broads. It is the story of her neighbor’s tragic event, which was her personal wake-up call.
The evening's performance will be followed by a brief question and answer period with the artists, who will be joined by experts from the community in offering resources, information and advice.
DawnFlores, creator of Goddess Dance and The Juno Cards, will speak about trauma and our bodies’ response to it. Dawn will be joined by Elli Sparks, Mama Gena Graduate and Nia instructor, who will address the importance of digesting difficult information with our bodies through movement.
SusanBuniva, a therapist who specializes as a Collaborative Law Divorce Coach, will be available for those interested in an alternative to the traditional adversarial model of divorce.
Stacie Vecchietti, Community Organizing Manager for Safe Harbor, will be accompanied by Community Outreach and Education Team Member, Caitlin Zettl, in answering questions related to local services that are available to anyone who has been impacted by intimate partner and/or sexual violence.
For more information on Through the Fire contact Dawn Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org