When I was young, no one ever told me how great I can be. Nobody affirmed me of my gifts and strengths as a woman. Today, International Day of the Girl (IDG) helps reassure hundreds (even thousands) of girls—letting them know their dreams are valid… those dreams are important to me. For many of these girls, this day signifies the only …View Post
Who loves getting mail?
Our scholars love receiving letters from our supporters across the world! Meet our scholars here: Send a scholar a handwritten letter to our office: 2560 Ninth Street #316, Berkeley, CA 94710 Or, you can send them an email! We’ll make sure they see it. Become a Monthly Partner:View Post
Dear Friends of Freely in Hope, On Saturday, August 26, 2017, we will be hosting our 7th Anniversary Gala at Dogpatch Studios in San Francisco! In addition to requesting your presence at this event, I humbly ask you, your corporation or your family to consider coming alongside us by being a Matching Sponsor for our Gala. Over 200 guests will …View Post
Art + Healing Workshop
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Art has the ability to speak meaning beyond words—expressing unspoken pain, unseen wounds, the possibility of hope, and audacious dreams. In this workshop, engage in art practices, and processes of reflection that illustrate how the intersection of art and healing leads to transformation. The Art + Healing workshop is designed for those in search of healing for …View Post
Celebrate 7 Years With Us!
Join Us! AUGUST 26, 2017 6-9 PM (Doors open at 5:30 PM) – DOGPATCH STUDIOS 991 Tennessee St San Francisco, CA 94107 – Our 7th Anniversary Gala will bring together all of our supporters from around the country to celebrate seven years of providing holistic education for survivors of sexual violence in Kenya, Zambia, and South Africa. This …View Post
When survivors realize that they desire healing, many ask me this question: How can I find the courage to tell my own story of hope? 1. Make the decision to tell it. 2. Think of your purpose for telling your story. 3. Attend events where other people tell their stories. 4. Tell it to yourself over and over again …View Post
When people recognize that rape culture is prevalent, many ask me this question: How can I be an advocate against sexual violence? 1. Support a survivor through the healing process. 2. Maintain the survivor’s confidentiality. 3. Be patient and non-judgmental. 4. Suggest options but allow the survivor to decide what action to take. 5. Do not stay silent when …View Post
When people find out that I’m a survivor, many ask me this question: As a survivor, what can I do to find healing? 1. Admit the fact that it has happened. 2. Understand that it is not your fault. 2. Seek medical attention and justice. 3. See a counselor. 4. Reach out to someone you trust. 5. Join a …View Post
Did you know that 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence? This means that a third of our relationships are survivors and we may not even know it. Because of this, it is important to know how to be a listening presence, a source of encouragement, and an advocate for the people we love. How …View Post
Highlights of 2016
In this season of joy, we want to share some of our most joyous moments of the year with you! We taught on Healing from Trauma with over 200 students at our partner school, I Can Fly International! We also reached out to high school boys in the session and were inspired by their vision for a violence-free Kenya! Eunice, our very …View Post