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Raising Our Voices: Writing Through Sexual Abuse

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Awakenings Foundation Center and Gallery

4001 North Ravenswood Avenue

#204-C

Chicago, IL 60613

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One in four women and one in six men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. That means that chances are, either you or someone you know has been abused. The amount of emotional pressure and pain that sexual assault survivors endure can seem insurmountable. There’s fear, anger, guilt, confusion and a host of other emotions growing inside of you causing you to feel like balloon about to pop. In addition many also lose our voice. Amid all of the other things trapped inside of you there is also a story. A story that many haven’t been able to tell. If you are ready to set your story free in a supportive and safe environment this workshop may be for you.

Writing is a way to help release emotions. This workshop, “Raising Our Voices: Writing Through Sexual Abuse”(ROV) will show you how writing (even if no one else reads it) is a very accessible way to foster healing. “Raising Our Voices” is an one day, three hour workshop for adults who are survivors of sexual assault. Learn how to use the art of journaling, poetry, and other writing techniques to not only promote healing but growth. Tell your story using your own voice.

Be prepared to interact with other survivors, participate in engaging activities, and share some of your writing with the group. Please bring your own notebooks (pens and pencils in a rainbow of colors will be provided) and come to class with the first assignment already done.

Join us and start to take your life back.

Please be mindful that this is not a therapy group although there will be a trained "safe person" on site if needed.

First Assignment:
* Go to http://www.awakeningsfoundation.net/awakened-voices/
* Look through the literary magazine find two poems that you can identify with.
* Write notes on why you identify with the poems.
* Be prepared to discuss reasons you identify with the pieces at the workshop.

Cherlnell Lane is a poet, author, blogger, and teacher with a heart for people. Her blog, “The Infinite Evolution of Life, Learning, and Love” (#iel3) is a hub for poetry, blogs, rants, etc. Lane’s website, www.cherlnell.com, is a place where she’s “Baring Her Soul to Heal Yours.” After seeing so many people around her in pain she came up with “Writing Through It” classes to teach people journaling and other writing techniques to help them heal or deal with emotions. Cherlnell is writing to evolve minds one word at a time.

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4001 North Ravenswood Avenue

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