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Want to hire us for a workshop? Our team is based in Nairobi, Lusaka, and the Bay Area and we’d love to work with you! Freely in Hope has facilitated workshops on ending sexual violence all around the world.
From Victims to
Survivors

Minister with survivors of sexual violence through storytelling.

Learn how Freely in Hope journeys alongside of people who have experienced abuse, trauma, or violence. In the journey from victim to survivor, we will discuss how we can be better listeners and advocates by allowing survivors to reclaim their story with dignity, power, and healing. This workshop will also share the methods of healing that have been integral for Freely in Hope—including the power of storytelling and prayer as a practice of healing.

1 WORKSHOP (2-3 HRS)

Transformational
Leadership

implementing a survivor-led trajectory of leadership

Isaiah 61 illustrates a trajectory of leadership that instates a renewed cycle of liberation where the oppressed become the most powerful liberators in our midst—inviting us into a greater sense of freedom within ourselves. This workshop reflects on this trajectory of leadership, shares case studies on a survivor-led approach to holistic liberation and discusses methods on how we can create platforms for the oppressed to lead us and our communities into liberation.

1 WORKSHOP (2-3 HRS)

Restorative
Storytelling

leveraging dignity through the art of storytelling.

Stories are too often used to destruct and exploit, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. In leveraging stories of dignity, the art of storytelling has the power to provide a sense of healing within us and within communities of poverty, violence, and oppression. This workshop, geared toward creatives, explores the empowering, restorative, and transformational art of storytelling through photography, film, and writing.

1 WORKSHOP (2-3 HRS)

Sexual Violence
Prevention

educating youth on sexual violence prevention.

The viral hashtag, #metoo, sparked international conversations surrounding the prevalence of sexual harassment, abuse, and violence against women and girls across the globe. This workshop, catered for children and teenagers, teaches youth about sexual violence, consent, laws that protect their rights, healing from trauma, and local resources to access support. Youth are empowered to speak out against sexual violence and to build a violence-free world.

1 WORKSHOP (2 HRS)

Host a Workshop

If you would like someone from Freely in Hope to speak at your event, company, group, church, or school, please contact us! Freely in Hope representatives have been the keynote speaker at:
Meet Nikole Lim

Founder & International Director

Nikole Lim is a speaker, educator, and consultant on leveraging dignity through the restorative art of storytelling. Nikole shifts paradigms on how stories are told by platforming voices of the oppressed—sharing stories of beauty arising out of seemingly broken situations. Her heart beats for young women whose voices are silenced by oppression and desires to see every person realize the transformative power of their own story. As our Founder and International Director, Nikole has been deeply transformed by the powerful, tenacious, and awe-inspiring examples of survivors. Their audacious dreams have informed her philosophy for a survivor-led approach to community transformation. Learn more about Nikole’s forthcoming book, Liberation is Here.

LIBERATION IS HERE

Discovering Hope Amid Trauma

Liberation Is Here is the story of Nikole Lim’s journey as an idealistic freelance filmmaker. Her career allowed her to step in and out of the lives of people who had experienced oppression around the world. But when confronted with the prevalence of sexual violence in Kenyan and Zambian communities, she commits to advocating alongside the courageous survivors whose lives have intersected with her own.

These women’s powerful stories inspire her to embark on a new vocation, partnering with survivors of sexual violence to launch Freely in Hope—a nonprofit organization that equips survivors of sexual violence to lead through their rewritten stories.

But as Lim embarks on the journey towards liberation with the survivors she serves, her perspective is radically altered. Exhausted and deathly ill, she witnesses how these young women become her healers—the once oppressed become her liberators.

From the slums of Nairobi, hospitals of Lusaka, killing fields of Kigali, and the back alleys of Barcelona, Lim weaves together stories presenting a narrative of God’s grace and healing amid fear and trauma. Her journey proves that liberation is not just near, but it is here—in the eyes of the broken, the hearts of the oppressed, and the untold stories of our global community.

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Nikole is a storyteller of the highest order. Whether via writing, speaking or filmmaking, Nikole has an eye for compelling characters and an ear for the key phrases that make a difference in a person’s life. She brings profound spiritual insights to our campus every time she speaks.

CRAIG DETWEILER
Professor at Pepperdine University

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Nikole Lim is a much needed voice of hope for our world. Her unique perspectives about justice, human care, and collaborating towards a better world are both inspirational and challenging. Nikole will help shape the way we all think about doing good for years to come.

Charles Lee
CEO of Ideation & Author

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Nikole Lim is one of the most powerful communicators I know. She talks about stuff that really matters, in this world and the next. Her writing, speaking, and photography paint a powerful picture of the world as it is… but they also help us dream of the world as it could be.

Shane Claiborne
speaker, activist, and best-selling author

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