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Abuse Survivors Need YOUR HELP

$1,310 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 2 months
Sophia Strother  WACO, TX
Did you know 1 in 3 women and 1 and 4 men will experience physical violence by the hands of their partner OR over 10 million Americans are affected by domestic violence and/or sexual abuse annually?

Empowerment Driven by Knowledge Coalition, along with survivors Sophia Strother and Carolyn Thomas are partnering with various abuse prevention and intervention agencies throughout the US to host "Community Conversations: Real Love Doesn't Hurt" community forums to discuss the truth surrounding the journey of surviving domestic violence, sexual abuse and child abuse.  Several survivors are willing to donate their time and unveil their stories however we need your help to travel nationally and secure materials that will be a resource to victims, survivors and communities to STOP THE VIOLENCE and #GETLOUDGETOUT.  Will you join us today with a donation?  

Any amount will help us continue 'Our Journey Alive'.  We need to raise at least $5,000.00 to host forums in 5 cities.  We are looking to host all of them before May with a final goal of looking for distribution to create a national television show that depicts survivors thriving and learning how to love, trust and heal.

In Texas alone, according to Texas Council on Family Violence 1 in 3 women in Texas will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.   In 2015 Texas had over 158 women killed, over 194,872 family violence incidents and 24,911 adults and children were put into shelters as a result.  We are dedicated to bringing awareness about a real issue in America…domestic violence and sexual abuse. Creating a platform through the new docu reality series "Our Journey Alive" will speak to the anthem of the "GET LOUD GET OUT" domestic violence campaign 'real love doesn’t hurt' and allow survivors thriving to make the headlines"

Each community event will include a screening of the pilot episode followed by a panel discussion to debunk the myths surrounding surviving domestic violence and sexual abuse and best way to address survivors' needs.  It will feature some cast members from the docu reality series, local survivors, local shelters/advocacy groups along with a health professional sensitive to the plight of surviving domestic violence & sexual abuse.    

Help us show the world there is life after abuse and show what makes us fight to survive beyond our past.  


MEET THE CAST VIDEO:
Carolyn Thomas, most notable named by People Magazine "The Woman Without a Face" and memorable guest of Oprah Winfrey Show for surviving her horrific incident with domestic violence.

Sophia Strother, most notable named the Sassy Crusader for her relentless effort to shed light on affects of child abuse, sexual abuse and domestic violence. More recently comissioned "Yellow Rose of Texas" by Texas Governor Abbott.

Shavonne - The Quiet Powerhouse & Courtney - The Stylish Rebel both featured in pilot episode.

LaDonna Williams, newest member to the cast *not featured in pilot episode.

PREVIOUS MEDIA COVERAGE:  

The Daily Texan

Wacoan Magazine

Channel 25

KCEN TV

*Photo Credit:  Chase Karacostas
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Update 4
Posted by Sophia Strother
2 months ago
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Help Us SAVES LIVES From Abuse! has reached 15% of its goal. Thanks to Jarvis, Michelle, Angel and Meosha. We need more. Too many arrested still dying. Join us today.
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Update 3
Posted by Sophia Strother
2 months ago
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Thank you Exquisite Event Planning for providing a beautiful space to host Pflugerville TX "Community Conversations: Real Love Doesn't Hurt" forum 2/8. We are honored to share our journey alive! Next stop Houston TX and Dallas TX. Every donation allows us to keep spreading a message of hope to survivors and awareness to all in the community. #GETLOUDGETOUT
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Update 2
Posted by Sophia Strother
2 months ago
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Our Mission -
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Update 1
Posted by Sophia Strother
2 months ago
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Mark your calendar if you're in Austin area....Wed. Feb 8th Exquisite Event Planning, 1101 W Pecan, Pflugerville TX will be hosting our next 'Community Conversations' Real Love Doesn't Hurt forum. Screening of 'Our Journey Alive' and LIVE panel discussion debunking myths surrounding the healing journey from abuse. Join us at 6:30pm. Free RSVP ourjourneyalive@gmail.com or call 254.495.5556. Ministries are encouraged to participate and make these conversations a priority in your outreach and teachings.
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$1,310 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 2 months
Created February 6, 2017
Sophia Strother  
VC
$25
Vicki Chatterton
1 month ago

I am very proud of you LaDonna. Love you beyond measure.

VS
$50
Vanessa Sarria
1 month ago
$500
Anonymous
2 months ago (Offline Donation)
$100
Anonymous
2 months ago (Offline Donation)
$100
Anonymous
2 months ago (Offline Donation)
MC
$25
Meosha - California
2 months ago (Offline Donation)
MJ
$300
Michelle Johnson
2 months ago (Offline Donation)
AT
$200
Angel - Houston TX
2 months ago (Offline Donation)
JH
$10
Jarvis Hughley
2 months ago

Good luck to you!!

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