As you may remember, we had our very first Healing Together fundraiser campaign in August. It was an experimental, month-long, dual awareness/fundraising campaign to help us foster healthy, healing relationships & support for our programs.
1) How has art helped you heal from the violence you've experienced? I am a survivor of child abuse, domestic violence, and rape with complex PTSD. During cognitive behavior therapy session, a psychologist asked me a question of how I was feeling and I didn’t know how to express it in words. One day, she handed me a piece of paper with … Continue reading Meet Athena Kim: Using Art to Heal from Violence
Friends! We are excited to let you know the calendar is now in the works & available for order! Thanks to your submissions, next year's calendar is full of love & sweet faces. We loved hearing about the healing & pure joy your animal companions bring to your lives. Sure to be an awesome gift for … Continue reading Support W.O.M.A.N., Inc., Get a 2017 Pet Calendar!
It’s that time of year again! Looking for animal friends to star in our annual W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Pet Calendar! If you're unfamiliar with the history behind our Pet Calendar, you may be thinking "Okay. This is cute, but what is the relevance? Where do animals come into play when we're talking about domestic violence?" Reasonable … Continue reading YOUR Pet Could Be In Our 2017 W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Pet Calendar!
(English translation below) Mirtha se presenta como una mujer emotiva, amena y cordial. Su estilo es respetuoso, prudente. Escucha con atención a su interlocutor, y responde con pausa y tranquilidad. Esta introducción la muestra como una persona afable al trato y a la comunicación con otras personas. Abandonó su país de origen, El Salvador, hace … Continue reading Paz Con La Soledad: Peace With Solitude – A Survivor Story
We are excited to start a second round of Art support group sessions - this time for Spanish speakers! This support group utilizes art projects for expression and as a “healing tool”. There will be an art project each week as well as some other activities such as guided meditations, breathing exercises, etc. It is designed for … Continue reading SanArte ~ Healing Hearts with Art Support Group for Spanish Speakers
Arisa White is an Oakland-based poet and writer, whose powerful books touch upon the issue of domestic violence. She is the author of Hurrah's Nest and A Penny Saved. On January 18, Arisa is going to conduct a "Write to Heal" workshop at the San Francisco Public Library. Everyone interested in writing is invited to … Continue reading Writing as Healing: A Conversation with Arisa White