Curating workshops/events that provide support and healthy/creative approaches on how to heal for survivors of DV and/or Sexual abuse.
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We bring awareness to communities in regard to domestic violence and sexual abuse.
We curate workshops that focus on educating, and providing resources.
We provide needed support and knowledge to survivors, and families in order to heal.
Survivors of abuse are often left in the dark, and it is difficult for them to share their stories, heal and reach their full potential to be self-sufficient. Our workshops focus on accomplishing one main goal; that these individuals from these communities can strengthen their adaptive and life skills, which has been affected by their trauma.
We are supporting survivors in creating a path for healing.
Survivors are in their cocoon, and we are supporting them at the stage in their healing process that they are in.
Time Of Butterflies wants to create a space for women of color who have experienced abuse and allow them to find support, and healing in those spaces.
Time Of Butterflies is a new non-profit organization, and we are seeking funding because we want to continue to help more women, and families in many communities. The donated funds will go towards our future workshops, and events.
Founders, Giselle Bonilla and Kat Bonilla both identify as Afro-Latina. They aspire to make a positive change in other women lives, focusing on women of color. They aim to create a voice, and provide support for women who have experienced abuse. They are doing so by helping create a path for healing for them. This is a passion that they deeply share, and forever will be ignited in them.
Here are photos from our launch event for Time Of Butterflies. During this event we collaborated with other organizations who provided their resources in regard to domestic violence and sexual abuse to our guests. We had an amazing guest speaker Bernadine Truth who shared her experience with abuse, and how she was able to heal. We had a Q&A panel of survivors, which Giselle Bonilla, one of our founders was a part of, and we were able to include the arts as a paradigm to women empowerment, which included a fashion show, a guest performer, and vendors.
Thank you for taking the time to read about us, and what we are doing. Domestic Violence and Sexual abuse are happening everyday and a lot of individuals are often scared to speak up, and are silenced in our society. Your funds towards this cause and our organization will make a big difference in many communities.
Does the name Time Of Butterflies stand for something? The founders grew up listening to the stories of the Mirabal sister, which they were known as the butterflies. These sisters stood up to Trujillos dictatorship, and spread awareness through their communities as well as worked with communities to fight against Trujillo. They stood up to what they believed in and never gave up. Their strength, power and perseverance is what influenced our name.
Where is your Non-Profit Based? Boston, MA
What Inspired the founders to start Time Of Butterflies? What inspired us both to start Time Of Butterflies was our own experiences with abuse, as well as growing up and witnessing it. We grew up in a community in Boston where many resources and support for survivors weren't accessible for individuals who have experienced abuse. We want to start changing that in our own communities, and many other.