This February, we’re building off of our Healing Together campaign, and honing in on what it feels like to experience love that is not just safe, but liberating. We’re exploring the duality (or both/and) of the kind of love that sets us free of oppression in our relationships, and allows us to model healthy, safe, fun and fulfilling relationships for younger generations. To our best ability, we put principles of liberated love into supporting survivors, and their loved ones everyday.
The fruits of this labor can be seen across our programs including our healthy relationships support groups where we talk about the key elements of healthy relationships, and celebrate the nuances and complexities of them. For example, we talk about how intimacy isn’t always about romantic partnerships; intimacy in friendships is also nourishing and fundamental in our lives.
In many ways, the duality of liberated love informs the duality of our work. Our “both/and” approach to intervention and prevention is adaptive, innovative, and survivor-centered; it builds leadership in the lives of our participants, and is always at the forefront of our work. Echando Pa’lante, a program co-created by former Latinx Program participants and W.O.M.A.N., Inc. staff, is a great example of this approach in action. A recent participant evaluation revealed that after involvement with EPL, participants reported a decrease in intrusive memories of DV, increased confidence, and stronger relationships with friends/family. 100% of those participants reported living lives free of domestic violence.
You can be a part of sustaining this vital work by spreading the word about our Liberating Love Campaign on social media & making a donation to W.O.M.A.N., Inc. this February. We so appreciate your support, & thank you in advance for helping us to make this fundraising effort a success!