REclaim: Survivor Support Group
Are you a survivor of sexual assault looking for a community of support?
When sexual abuse happens, feelings of hopelessness can take over. But you are not alone. Reclaim is a support group for survivors of sexual assault to help survivors reclaim their voice, body, and hope. This will be a safe space for survivors to share practices that support their healing journey after sexual violence.
Reclaim will meet on Zoom on the last Friday evening of every month from June-August.
June 30, 2023
This session will focus on naming the abuse. We will discuss ways to shift the focus of any residual blame and shame the survivor might be experiencing.
july 28, 2023
Sexual assault can cause feelings of dissociation and self-harm. Treating our bodies with love and care aids in the healing process.
August 25, 2023
This session will focus on how we can create a life after sexual violence. We’ll discuss practices that support your own healing process toward freedom.
meet your facilitator
Jean Nangwala is a singer, speaker, survivor-advocate, and creative content producer. She was born and raised in Lusaka, Zambia. Her passion for social justice stems from her personal experience of injustice and witnessing the same inequality across the globe. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a minor in Media Studies. During her undergraduate studies, Jean volunteered with a juvenile facility in Cape Town, survivors of sexual violence in Nairobi, and creatives using art for community transformation in Barcelona. She has also worked with The Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission in New York City, Partnering to End Human Trafficking in Connecticut, and is currently working as the Lead Storyteller for Freely in Hope located in the Bay Area. Through her experiences, she has witnessed the gravity that broken systems can have on the lives of the vulnerable. Her passion is empowering women to come together and alleviate systems that perpetuate social injustice. She loves using art to inspire others to find liberation. To learn more, check out her YouTube Channel, Tales of a Black Girl.
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