Healing can be one of the most rewarding and nurturing gifts we can give to ourselves. For sexual abuse survivors, at times, that journey, especially in the midst of a global pandemic and a moral reckoning, can feel both important but scary or inconvenient to embark on.
What is the Survivor Healing Series?
The series of sessions led by healing practitioners will focus on introducing tools and practices that can help you navigate crisis and trauma, as you begin to rebuild a sense of safety, joy, and overall healing. As survivors, we are resilient and brave and this 7-week virtual series is an opportunity for you to add to the skills and tools that you already have and use every day to navigate your triggers and trauma. Together, we will be learning how our stories can be a tool of empowerment, how we navigate shame and guilt, and how we move in our healing journey towards joy and pleasure.
Schedule of Sessions
Thursday, October 22, 2020
“The Power of Our Stories“
Moderator: Kharyshi Wiggington
Speakers: Jennifer Johns and Latishia James-Portis
Thursday, October 29, 2020
“Nurturing Our Resiliency Skills”
Moderator: Biany Perez
Speakers: Juju Bae and Sunni Patterson
Thursday, November 19, 2020
“Understanding the Roots of Sexual Violence”
Moderator: Nikita Mitchell
Speakers: Tashmica Torok and Andrea Ritchie
Thursday, December 3, 2020
“Choice, Voice and Boundaries”
Speakers: adrienne maree brown, Jennifer Johns, Prentis Hemphill
Thursday, December 10, 2020
“Leaning Into Pleasure”
Speakers: Kharyshi Wiginton, Latishia James-Portis, Ignacio Rivera
Thursday, December 17, 2020
“Radical Love and Self Care”
Speakers: Sonya Renee Taylor moderated by Kharyshi Wiginton
Thursday, January 7, 2021
“Compassion and Forgiveness”
Speakers: Noni Limar, Nikita Mitchell
Thursday, January 14, 2021
“Survivor Healing Series Wrap-up Session”
Speakers: ‘me too.’ Program Director Shesheena Bray in conversation with Founder & Executive Director Tarana Burke
***ASL and Spanish language interpretation will be available for those who need it. For Spanish language please contact: (844) 857-5555; access code 8117900.
Interpretación en espanol estará disponible para los que gusten. Pueden llamar al número (844) 857-5555, código de acceso 8117900
And as you engage with the Survivor Healing Series and embark on this brave journey, we encourage you to listen to your body and take care of yourself. If you feel triggered or need to otherwise step away, please do so. To support you, we have created a virtual Healing Room that features guided meditations, healing playlists, journaling, and activities for you to explore. You can click on almost every object in the room and you will be transported to an activity, resource, or tool to support you!
We’ve also created a glossary and supporting materials to use as a supplement to this series.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.