Hi! My name is Ashaunda, founder, and CEO of Genuine Butterfly Brands. What started as an outlet for my creative energy quickly evolved into something way bigger than just me. At GBB, we create gift items that send a larger message to both the giver and receiver. (Oftentimes, quite literally: check out some of our slogan tees!)
As we interacted with women at countless events and festivals, we noticed a need for more than totes and tees. Women needed community, affirmation, and healing. That's when we got the idea for the D.O.P.E Inside Out Women's Retreat!
"Wait, what does D.O.P.E mean?"
Great question. D.O.P.E stands for Despite Opposition, Prosper Everyday. GBB is about making everyone that we encounter feel that despite difficulties, that they can still press forward one day at a time. Everyday is a victory!
The D.O.P.E Inside Out Retreat is about giving special attention to the women in the community. It's about giving women the information and tools necessary to access their authentic selves mentally, spiritually and physically.
"Cool. So what's the purpose of the retreat?"
The mission of D.O.P.E Inside Out Women's Retreat is to give women, a chance to "unpack." We observed that women often take in so much that we rarely have the chance to check in with ourselves and really asses how we are doing. The retreat will allow women the space and safety to truly open up.
We all have unique experiences, with both highs and lows. We want to help women take the first step into the journey of healing and freedom.
Our retreat will use a group-based approach to explore three modules of healing: mental, physical and spiritual. We look forward to having honest conversations in panel discussions and movement worskshops led by women who are expert in their fields.
"Awesome! How can I help?"
So glad to hear that! GBB is seeking funding for the D.O.P.E Inside Out Retreat to subsidize the cost of tickets.
Our target community is young women: college students, recent college graduates, young mothers and wives. These women are just starting their journeys into "The Real World." We don't want cost to be a deciding factor in whether they will attend.
Your donation will help us to cover back-end costs, thus lowering ticket prices for young women in the community. As a thank you for gifts over $50, you will receive exclusive GBB gear in return!
Thank you in advance for all that you will do, and all that you have done. We believe the core of our foundation is women, and this retreat is only the beginning! The conversations we start at the D.O.P.E Inside Out Retreat will live on through our grassroots movement to bring healing resources to the entire community.