Invest In Bloom

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Raised by 11 people in 45 months
An average of about 13,700 sexual harassment claims have been filed with the EEOC every year for the last 15 years. That’s almost 206,000 claims. These are only the ones where the victim has chosen to speak up. There are many cases in which the victims stay silent.

The recurrence of sexual harassment and the retaliation that often comes with it cannot be diminished through court cases or retaliation-in-kind. It can only be diminished through education, awareness, and voluntary change by everyone involved.

Please contribute funds to empower me to connect victims with subject matter experts to help them deal with and heal from sexual harassment and the retaliation that often comes from standing up against it.
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The dream is coming true!

Just this last week, I launched my new book, Getting Ready: Your Journal to Help You Deal with and Heal from Sexual Harassment at the UCSD Rady Women's Forum to current and prospective MBA candidates at Rady School of Management.

I want to thank you all SO very much for believing in me and this mission. It is not over yet, but in the last three years, your seed money gave me the funds and the confidence to press on.

Here is what Plum Blossom Creations has accomplished so far:

1. An active blog as a place to discuss issues related to SH.
2. A resource center with a growing number of local and national resources (and stories) to support men and women as they deal with and heal from SH.
3. An inspirational note card series
4. A Book! And another one on the way!
5. A speaker series with a vision of speaking to support groups, book clubs and college campuses at least 2 times in every state! (yes, I welcome introductions!)

Thank you!
Sara

PS The book is available for purchase via TaoJones, a division of Plum Blossom Creations and partner to Stories from Athena's Garden.

https://www.taojones.us/
https://storiesfromathenasgarden.com/
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Dear Friends and Family,

June 2016 marks the 1-year anniversary of Plum Blossom Creations!

Here is just a quick summary of the accomplishments in this first year, working mostly only Saturdays and when the muse strikes…

1. The www.plumblossomcreations.com website is up and running!
There are 26 blog posts, a page for readers to post a selfie of their favorite flower as well as a place to share their story. The resources page has been started as well. In addition to my story, unfolding in the blogs, there is at least one other person who has shared their story on the blog, but more than 20 of you have told me your individual stories.

2. The note cards division is up and running!
I am selling 4x6” note cards for all occasions. I currently have 5 lines. The “From the Heart” line is my favorite. But I also enjoy the “Grow Where You are Planted” line of cards. I have decided to combine the lines into an 5-card inspirational collection also called “From the Heart.”

3. The public speaking division is up and running!
Inspired to keep moving toward positive, from the heart change, the only true and authentic form of change there is, I have created a 3-part public speaking series aimed at self-reflection and conflict resolution. These talks are 1-hour each and designed for a small group like a church group, Rotary Club or school. I welcome your suggestions on groups to outreach to.

4. The book is in process!
I have joined a local writers group and I have started to write the book with their insight, support and encouragement.

Thank you to those of you who have helped make it happen through your contributions and encouragement.

The plans for year 2 include a website and payment processing upgrade, to expand the resources and ads on the site and to sell a whole lot of note cards. That’s the administrative stuff. I also hope for many, many speaking engagements as well as time and inspiration to write more for the book and blog. That’s where the impact is.

Here’s to year two!

Gratefully,
Sara

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Hey all!

Just developed the basic website... Here is the url: http://www.plumblossomcreations.com/

I am building up the courage to post... Got any words of advice? :-)

Sara
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Thank you all SO very much for helping me get started! Your support means a lot to me.

Here’s a quick update on the work so far…

Writing the Book and the Blog
• Met with a literary agent to find out how to publish my book
• Met with a memoir editor; I need to refine and perhaps refocus the writing (non-fiction?)
• Started reading the books that these two ladies recommended to help me learn more about the path (public library + 2-3 amazon books)
• Written about 15 blog posts
• Written about 45 pages of the book

Website
• Domain names: plumblossomcreations.com AND plumblossomcreations.org
• Email accounts for both domains: info@plumblossomcreations.com is active

Business
• Established Plum Blossom Creations as a CA LLC
• Secured one nation-wide resource for the website

What’s Next
• Set up a bank account to receive your funds (and future payments/purchases)
• Finalize the LLC requirements
• Build and “go live” with the website
• Keep writing and start posting
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Amy Jones
9 months ago

I'm behind you, Sara!!

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37 months ago
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Marcella Bothwell
45 months ago

I wish you best of skill!!!!!!!!!! Marci

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