EMPOWERed Voice Traveling Exhibit

Empowering the Authentic Voice of Survivors Through Expressive Arts

Claire
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Project Description

The EMPOWERed Voice Traveling Exhibit.

Survivors have been silenced by their assailants, their families, even their communities. They often feel completely disempowered and have no self-confidence. It's time to change that!  

The exhibit is created by and for sexual assault survivors and helps to raise awareness and funds so survivors can travel with the exhibit as desired.

The exhibit depicts survivors recovery through art, movement, music, and verbal expression. Each woman provides an interpretation of her own personal healing journey. The exhibit also empowers women to experience self-confidence and inner power.

Hi I'm Claire O'Leary, founder of The EMPOWERed Voice Traveling ExhibitI empower women sexual assault survivors to experience self confidence, inner power and an empowered voice.

As a survivor myself, I find most of us feel unseen and unheard. We have no voice. 

The EMPOWERed Voice Traveling Exhibit is an opportunity for survivors to share their voice, be seen, and be heard – a healing experience for both artist and viewer.

It's a chance for the public to be informed about the devastating effects of sexual assault and consider new solutions. An opportunity to take action to transform our culture into one of knowledge and compassion. Perhaps even to gain the conviction to become advocates of survivors.

To prepare for each exhibit, I host a series of workshops for participants to carry out the processes of healing and expression. I'm currently offering those by donation to make this as far reaching as possible. 

We launched the first exhibit and symposium on April 6th & 7th, 2019. It was amazingly powerful with spontaneous sharing and song by 3 women.  I'm so excited!

We're taking the exhibit on the road!

Carbondale CO: Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7

Oakland, CA: Saturday, April 29 as part of Redefined: A Day of Healing

Seattle WA: Saturday & Sunday, June 29 & 30th

Paonia, Colorado, September 2019

New opportunities abound; with interest in Denver, Colorado Springs and Grand Junction CO as well.

Workshop opportunities

Weekend immersion workshop in Paonia, CO, July 19 through July 21

Online workshops begin Monday, May 20

The iFundWomen funds will be used to bring the EMPOWERed Voice Traveling Exhibit to every corner of the country.

It will pay for materials and equipment as well as scholarships for workshops, mentoring and travel expenses.

 

Claire O'leary, Founder, The EMPOWERed Voice Traveling Exhibit

Claire is a childhood sexual assault survivor who empowers others through her peer led EMPOWER™ Technique and From Wounds to Wisdom mentoring. Founder of The Empowered VOICE traveling exhibit, Claire empowers the voice of survivors through expressive arts and speaking.

For 5 years, she's led workshops and worked with individuals to guide them through blocks, helping them identify, release and reframe their trauma to regain self confidence, inner power and empower their voice.

As a peer, Claire has a deep understanding of the ongoing effects from sexual assault and creates a safe environment for other survivors to feel comfortable and express themselves freely. As an energy practitioner, she helps release the pent up energy blocked from the years of silence and stuffing things down. As an artist, she has the skills and creativity to guide survivors through the process of creating their artwork. She has facilitated many workshops and private sessions helping survivors identify, release, and reframe their trauma so they have more inner power and feel more self-confident to express themselves easily. 

Shannon Jones, Movement Coordinator 

Shannon's passion for the healing and expressive arts began in childhood when she spontaneously brought a newborn kitten back to life through healing touch. Her love for nature connection and dance were driving forces that fostered balance and self-confidence during a rocky childhood. 

Her passion for multi-generational connection through healing and expressive arts led her to the Tamalpa Institute, where she holds a level I certification for expressive arts therapy. Shannon continues therapeutic education through spirituality, professional studies, personal exploration, healing and expressive arts, nature connection and family life.

Shannon is the founder of Sacred Heart Healing Arts and offers private and group movement classes and retreats, massage, creative arts sharing circles and holistic lifestyle coaching for depression and anxiety. 

She is an active performer and member of Co-Motion Dance Company in Carbondale and also offers therapeutic dance performances for various events. Shannon recognizes the practices of movement, creative arts and voice as potent tools in healing trauma and promoting release, change and growth. 

Her intention is to hold a safe and loving container for her community to experience self-connection and new found awareness. Shannon believes that the rainbow of emotions must be experienced so that authentic creativity can flourish and sustainable healing and change will be accomplished. 

Thanks so much for your support in helping The EMPOWERed Voice grow into a successful exhibit – allowing survivors to finally be seen and heard.

Every. Single. Dollar. Counts.

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • I'm not a survivor but know someone who is how can I help them.
    Any of the rewards can be purchased for another person. Simply gift it to them and put their name and contact info where needed. Be sure to tell them it came from you.
  • I've been through years of therapy already but still feel unseen and unheard from time to time. How can this help?
    Research demonstrates that art improves not only our quality of life, but is also effective in reducing pain, fatigue and stress and increasing cognitive abilities and emotional well-being. Through the intentional act of creating, survivors have become strong, independent and confident with powerful voices that allow them to be seen and heard.

 

 

Dru
04/04/2019
The Easy Advocacy Guide
$25
Mariette Jones
04/04/2019
The Empowered Voice Workshop
$250
Paige Slaughter, Fruition Studio
03/27/2019
Good Karma and a Virtual High Five!
$10
Kersten Gwost
03/25/2019
Guide to Visual Arts Journaling
$75
Krista Connerly
03/24/2019
Empowered Journey Jumpstart
$125
Jonathan Gordon
03/23/2019
Empowered Journey Jumpstart
$125
Aminda
03/23/2019
The Easy Advocacy Guide
$20
Barbara McNichol
03/22/2019
Beyond the Silence – A Path to Finding
$35
Taylor Freeman
03/21/2019
Good Karma and a Virtual High Five!
$10
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

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The Easy Advocacy Guide

Become the advocate you always wanted to be. The Survivor's Guide to Healing combined with the Easy Survivors' Advocacy Guide will open your eyes to the reality of living with sexual assault. In spite of the grim numbers, you may be surprised to discover easy ways to help those survivors in your life.

Includes 1) Interesting facts about sexual assault  2) Explorative questions to see if trauma is still affecting your life 3) Helpful strategies  4) Ways you can begin to heal  5) Common effects of sexual assault on survivors 6) Simple ways to help survivors 7) Crisis information

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Beyond the Silence – A Path to Finding

Receive a first edition, signed copy of Beyond the Silence – A Path to Finding Your Voice After Childhood Sexual Assault (working title), Claire's journey of healing from childhood sexual assault and finding her voice through personal empowerment. Includes exercises, guided meditations and other helpful tools she learned through her healing journey. Out in September 2019. My eternal gratitude for your support.

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Inaugural EMPOWERed Voice Plus Book

Enjoy the inaugural EMPOWERed VOICE Traveling Exhibit April 6 – April 7, 2019 in Carbondale Colorado or April 27 in Oakland, California – a public exhibit including movement, music, art, and verbal expression by survivors of sexual assault. Women sharing their healing journey through expressive arts.

PLUS  a first edition, signed copy of Beyond the Silence – A Path to Finding Your Voice After Sexual Assault (working title), Claire's journey of healing from childhood sexual assault and finding her voice through personal empowerment. Includes exercises, guided meditations and other helpful tools she learned through her healing journey. Out in September 2019. My eternal gratitude for your support.

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Guide to Visual Arts Journaling

Art journaling is a simple way to bypass the brain and journal from the heart and soul. Something every woman needs. An acid free art journal will personalize your Empowered Voice Journey and help you gain inner wisdom. Use the Companion Video Guide to jump start your creativity. The video contains a guided meditation that is sure to take you out of your mental state and shows examples of visual journeys from other survivors in their own healing journey. Whether you choose this for yourself or as a gift, you'll soon appreciate the art of journaling. My eternal gratitude for your support.

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The Empowered Voice Workshop

Support a survivor in their healing journey with the Empowered Voice Workshop or enjoy it yourself. An 8-week Empowered Voice Workshop to create a work of art, movement or other expression of their healing journey leading to the Empowered Voice Traveling Exhibit. Includes a bonus one-to-one Empowered Voice Breakthrough Session with Claire. June 2019.

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The Empowered Voice Accelerator

Support a survivor in their healing journey with the Empowered Voice Accelerator or enjoy it yourself. A full day immersion online or in-person to kick start your healing journey. The Accelerator is customized for each individual and includes an energy clearing and healing. You'll take away custom guided meditations and tools to move toward an empowered voice faster. Fund a friend or someone else in need of support and create a dream that could last lifetime. Regularly priced at $999.

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The Empowered Voice Retreat

Support a survivor in their healing journey with the Empowered Voice Retreat or enjoy it yourself. The ultimate healing immersion in Sedona Arizona including gourmet organic food and lodging at one of of the leading retreat centers. Includes daily movement, meditation, and expressive arts to get in touch with who you are at the core and empower your voice. Plenty of time for yourself and socializing. An experiential day at the Sedona vortexes to assimilate vortex energy and gain insights into your life. A night of empowered voices (a special evening surprise.) *Does not include travel cost to Sedona.

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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

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$10
Good Karma and a Virtual High Five!

You'll get a shoutout on FaceBook, be listed on our website as an iFundWomen supporter and receive my eternal gratitude. Good Karma for you!

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$20
The Easy Advocacy Guide

Become the advocate you always wanted to be. The Survivor's Guide to Healing combined with the Easy Survivors' Advocacy Guide will open your eyes to the reality of living with sexual assault. In spite of the grim numbers, you may be surprised to discover easy ways to help those survivors in your life.

Includes 1) Interesting facts about sexual assault  2) Explorative questions to see if trauma is still affecting your life 3) Helpful strategies  4) Ways you can begin to heal  5) Common effects of sexual assault on survivors 6) Simple ways to help survivors 7) Crisis information

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$35
Beyond the Silence – A Path to Finding

Receive a first edition, signed copy of Beyond the Silence – A Path to Finding Your Voice After Childhood Sexual Assault (working title), Claire's journey of healing from childhood sexual assault and finding her voice through personal empowerment. Includes exercises, guided meditations and other helpful tools she learned through her healing journey. Out in September 2019. My eternal gratitude for your support.

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$50
Inaugural EMPOWERed Voice Plus Book

Enjoy the inaugural EMPOWERed VOICE Traveling Exhibit April 6 – April 7, 2019 in Carbondale Colorado or April 27 in Oakland, California – a public exhibit including movement, music, art, and verbal expression by survivors of sexual assault. Women sharing their healing journey through expressive arts.

PLUS  a first edition, signed copy of Beyond the Silence – A Path to Finding Your Voice After Sexual Assault (working title), Claire's journey of healing from childhood sexual assault and finding her voice through personal empowerment. Includes exercises, guided meditations and other helpful tools she learned through her healing journey. Out in September 2019. My eternal gratitude for your support.

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$75
Guide to Visual Arts Journaling

Art journaling is a simple way to bypass the brain and journal from the heart and soul. Something every woman needs. An acid free art journal will personalize your Empowered Voice Journey and help you gain inner wisdom. Use the Companion Video Guide to jump start your creativity. The video contains a guided meditation that is sure to take you out of your mental state and shows examples of visual journeys from other survivors in their own healing journey. Whether you choose this for yourself or as a gift, you'll soon appreciate the art of journaling. My eternal gratitude for your support.

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$250
The Empowered Voice Workshop

Support a survivor in their healing journey with the Empowered Voice Workshop or enjoy it yourself. An 8-week Empowered Voice Workshop to create a work of art, movement or other expression of their healing journey leading to the Empowered Voice Traveling Exhibit. Includes a bonus one-to-one Empowered Voice Breakthrough Session with Claire. June 2019.

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$750
The Empowered Voice Accelerator

Support a survivor in their healing journey with the Empowered Voice Accelerator or enjoy it yourself. A full day immersion online or in-person to kick start your healing journey. The Accelerator is customized for each individual and includes an energy clearing and healing. You'll take away custom guided meditations and tools to move toward an empowered voice faster. Fund a friend or someone else in need of support and create a dream that could last lifetime. Regularly priced at $999.

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$5,000
The Empowered Voice Retreat

Support a survivor in their healing journey with the Empowered Voice Retreat or enjoy it yourself. The ultimate healing immersion in Sedona Arizona including gourmet organic food and lodging at one of of the leading retreat centers. Includes daily movement, meditation, and expressive arts to get in touch with who you are at the core and empower your voice. Plenty of time for yourself and socializing. An experiential day at the Sedona vortexes to assimilate vortex energy and gain insights into your life. A night of empowered voices (a special evening surprise.) *Does not include travel cost to Sedona.

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