Welcome to The Warrior Princesses gofundme site (formerly Mana' olana Project). I sincerely thank you for taking your precious time to read this request. I am raising money in order to spread awareness, increase education and provide resources to children and the non-offending families who have suffered from sexual abuse.
The Warrior Princesses has been re-named to better align with a broader mission of empowering victims. Further, I want every victim of abuse to know that they have awesome potential to heal and develop into magnificent beings. The Warrior Princesses' will inevitably climb mountains to find hope and healing. The journey of a warrior is not easy. She/he is a warrior because every step strengthens the muscles of internal fortitude to find the determination to defy the odds and ultimately soar over the valleys of abuse with pride and hope. The Warrior Princess has taken ownership of his/her healing and has ignited the intrinsic potential inherent to all. The Warrior Princesses was formerly known as "The Mana 'olana Project", which means "hope". The goal of transforming the hopeless to a state of "HOPE" is paramount to this mission. My mission to provide hope to victims of sexual abuse is essential in the healing process. A warrior is courageous and strong. Their courage is married to vulnerability and a safe enviornment is necessary to climb this mountain to transcend above the effects of sexual abuse.
As a single mother with minimal support systems, I solely managed and navigated through the horrors of learning about my daughter's abuse . I often failed miserably while trying to assist in her healing and simultaneously prosecuting her offender for I was licking my own wounds as a "failure." During these challenging times, I became keenly aware of the lack of resources available for families and children of sexual abuse. There were absolutely no support groups for children or the non-offending families which ultimately intensified the pain, suffering and alienation. It was quite clear; the aftermath of sexual abuse is devastating and more resources are needed. I vowed to eventually make a difference and I will.
Sexual abuse is a taboo topic and attracts many judgmental attitudes. The narrative of abuse is not a topic anyone chooses to discuss. Unfortunately this perpetuates denial, shame and secrecy while creating an atmosphere of alienation which amplifies the damage of abuse. Hope and healing should be readily offered and available. The need to increase awareness is one piece of this complex puzzle.
The Warrior Princesses mission is to help others who experience the horrors of sexual abuse by shining light onto this dark crime and increasing awareness everywhere. The main objective will be to provide monies to local organizations that provide respective educational resources and services. A special emphasis will be on developing formal support groups to facilitate a network of empowering and nurturing environments to heal, grieve and embrace each individual's potential.
The statistics reveal over 70% of children who suffer from sexual molestation know their perpetrator or the perpetrator is a family member. These facts and many more need to be shared to empower victims to speak up and help stop crimes of sexual abuse.
Please help in my fight to make a difference for the victims who have no voice.
Please consider a small donation to help support the Warrior Princesses in educating our communities around sexual abuse and to provide services to these victims who have no voice.
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A Warrior Princess
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