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Tending The Garden

This retreat is for marginalized individuals who need to feel seen, supported, and heard in an environment wherein they will be respected.

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Campaign Ends on April 30, 2021

Project Description

 

My name is Jimanekia Eborn, I am a comprehensive sex educator, trauma specialist, and founder of Tending The  Garden. 

Several years into my work as a Comprehensive Sex Educator and Sexual Assault & Trauma Expert, I have found my ultimate calling. Spending my days working with survivors – educating them on how to care for themselves, uplifting them out of trauma and celebrating their strength; it's been a dream come true.

As an expert in my field and as a survivor myself, I know firsthand the importance of finding healing and community when it comes time to process your trauma. When we can come together as survivors to reflect, re-energize and regenerate ourselves, the healing magnifies. This is more than mantra; it is my mission.”

 

Tending The Garden is a 5-night retreat dedicated to healing and a safe space for survivors of sexual assault. As a survivor myself, I was always searching for community, healing, education and growth. I couldn't find it, so I created it!

We are re-launching our fundraiser to re-coup funds lost due to Covid-19... and to raise money for an online summit that will offer healing to a larger audience while we plan for the future retreat.

Our goal is to raise $68,252 to bring everything to life! 

The Retreat:

For Survivors - You’ll learn grounding exercises, mindfulness practices, boundary setting, coping skills, and tips on dealing with triggers. You will develop an understanding of the mind-body connection, how to decipher your body’s signals, and body movement techniques to release stuck energy. You will also spend time reconnecting with your body, rediscovering your voice, and learning how to communicate in the bedroom in a way that respects your boundaries and triggers. 

For Our Allies - If someone you know and love has experienced sexual assault, you may not know what to do and/or how to support them. Allowing someone to know that you are there and YOU BELIEVE THEM is number one. Doing your research and finding resources to share when they are ready is also really magical.  The fact that you found Tending The Garden is an example of that magic! 

In order to create this space, we need your support.

We are raising $68,252 to cover:

  • To place a deposit on our new retreat center! 
  • Cost of bringing magical Facilitators to location of the  future retreat, affording them the ability to take a week off  to join us. Covering all of their travel expenses, accommodations, and meals for 5 nights
  • Covering ALL expenses for the individuals* who are  attending TTG on full scholarship (flights included)
  • Travel expenses for our producers & staff 
  • Event insurance to cover facilitators, producers, and all applicants
  • Tools, workbooks, and resources for survivors to bring home after the retreat to add to their continued healing practices 
  • Courses and resources that can be shared with Allies and supporters to make our at-home spaces feel safer as well
  • To recoup funds lost due to Covid19. We were scheduled to fly to 5 star retreat center in Costa Rica in April of 2020. The retreat was paid in  full. Because of the pandemic, we were forced to reschedule and eventually cancel. The retreat center has refused to return our money or refund the paid applicants. TTG will be returning those lost funds to our applicants. 

*Scholarship Individuals have already been chosen for the first annual retreat, applications will open back up in 2022. 

With your donation and support we will be able to create a space that otherwise does not exist and make that space affordable!

When I say "Let's Heal Together" I mean that. As a survivor myself, I know that healing is a ME thing, but having a WE  is really powerful and amazing addition to the healing process. 

 

THANK YOU!!! 
Jimanekia 
 

To learn more about the retreat or to apply, click here: https:// www.TendingTheGarden.love

 

The Campaign FAQs

FAQ

Q: When is Tending The Garden?

A: The retreat will take place during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, April 2021 *crossing fingers*. The goal is to hold an annual retreat, each focused on different communities. 

 

Q: How can I apply?

A: Applications can be found on our site at www.tendingthegarden.love

 

Ava Mohtashemi
02/26/2021
Some Time for YOU.
$50
Ann Nguyen
02/26/2021
Some Time for YOU.
$50
02/26/2021
The Self-Care Series
$100
Zoe A Ligon
02/22/2021
The Self-Care Series
$100
Sydney Friedman
02/19/2021
Monetary Contribution
$5
02/18/2021
Self-Care Homework!
$250
Cynthia Loyst
02/09/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
Zoe
02/07/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
02/02/2021
Join Us Live!!
$25
01/31/2021
Join Us Live!!
$25
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

95 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Some Time for YOU.

Whether you meditate on a daily basis or you're scared shitless of your own silence, every contributor who donates over $50 will receive a guided meditation written and recorded by Educator and Expert, Jimanekia Eborn. AND if you're looking for a head start, Jimanekia has two series' on the Simple Habit meditation app. 

+ Join us live for the exclusive donor-only livestream!

+ Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your donation is going directly to the healing provided for femmes of color at Tending The Garden.

41 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
The Self-Care Series

Access to Jimanekia's upcoming Self-Care guided meditation series. A 5 part series that will help you take a step back, take a deep breath, and be there for your self. 

+ An exclusive IFW-only guided meditation written and recorded by Educator and Expert, Jimanekia Eborn

+ Join us live for the exclusive donor-only livestream!

+ Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your donation is going directly to the healing provided for femmes of color at Tending The Garden.

23 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Self-Care Homework!

Contributors that donate over $250 will receive the digital workbook, "Repairing Self," created by Trauma Specialist Jimanekia Eborn. This workbook will cover what it looks like to heal both internally and externally. This book will teach you what it self-care means and tips on how to self-soothe.

+ Exclusive Guided Meditation

+ Join us live for the exclusive donor-only livestream!

+ Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your donation is going directly to the healing provided for femmes of color at Tending The Garden.

8 Supporters
Select this reward

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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

95 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Some Time for YOU.

Whether you meditate on a daily basis or you're scared shitless of your own silence, every contributor who donates over $50 will receive a guided meditation written and recorded by Educator and Expert, Jimanekia Eborn. AND if you're looking for a head start, Jimanekia has two series' on the Simple Habit meditation app. 

+ Join us live for the exclusive donor-only livestream!

+ Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your donation is going directly to the healing provided for femmes of color at Tending The Garden.

41 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
The Self-Care Series

Access to Jimanekia's upcoming Self-Care guided meditation series. A 5 part series that will help you take a step back, take a deep breath, and be there for your self. 

+ An exclusive IFW-only guided meditation written and recorded by Educator and Expert, Jimanekia Eborn

+ Join us live for the exclusive donor-only livestream!

+ Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your donation is going directly to the healing provided for femmes of color at Tending The Garden.

23 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Self-Care Homework!

Contributors that donate over $250 will receive the digital workbook, "Repairing Self," created by Trauma Specialist Jimanekia Eborn. This workbook will cover what it looks like to heal both internally and externally. This book will teach you what it self-care means and tips on how to self-soothe.

+ Exclusive Guided Meditation

+ Join us live for the exclusive donor-only livestream!

+ Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your donation is going directly to the healing provided for femmes of color at Tending The Garden.

8 Supporters
Select this reward