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Time Of Butterflies

Creating a Path for Healing.

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Campaign Ends on August 31, 2021

Project Description

Mission Statement: Time Of Butterflies represents the power of making changes together worldwide by healing and supporting each other. 

We bring awareness to communities in regard to domestic violence, sexual assault, and emotional abuse. We curate workshops that focus on educating, and providing resources. We provide 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 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. 

Our workshops focuses on, self-esteem, skill building, self-regulation, and safety. 

Self-Esteem: After experiencing abuse an individual's self-esteem is truly impacted in a detrimental way. We are empowering and uplifting those individuals through our workshops by using the expressive arts, allowing these individuals to reconnect and love themselves.

Skill Building: With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain confidence through skill building. Our workshops will focus on life skills such as, opening a bank account, applying for housing, and learning about nutrition, and much more.

Self Regulation: It's important to acknowledge, process and manage emotions in order to be able to self-regulate. Individuals who have experienced abuse often find themselves in fight-or-flight mode, and self-regulation can be difficult. We are helping individuals understand emotions, and doing this by educating them on their autonomic nervous system, while integrating the expressive arts.

Safety: Our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact by teaching individuals strategies on how to maintain their safety. Our workshops focus on safe commute and how to safely transition out of an abusive relationship.

Black is Beautiful

Founders, Giselle Bonilla and Kat Bonilla both identify as Afro-Latina. They aspire to make a positive change in others lives who have experienced abuse, especially people of color. This is a passion that they deeply share, and forever will be ignited in them.

 

OUR VALUES

We believe in,

​Empathy, understanding different perspectives and approaches in our interactions and responses to one another.

​Collaboration is powerful, and effective. It's impactful to work with others, and it adds more value.

​Integrity, we make sure that there is fairness, honesty, and transparency in our workshops.

​Empowerment, we are supportive of others in helping them achieve their full potential, while enabling personal healing.

​Respect, we acknowledge everyone's worth and value.

Time Of Butterflies is currently a 501 (c)(3) and we currently working on applying for grants and funding. Time Of Butterflies will appreciate your donations and support to continue to do this work in many communities. 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. Thank you for taking the time to read about us, and what we are doing. 

Kat Bonilla to the left, and Giselle Bonilla to the right

 

One of our Founder, Giselle Bonilla facilitating one of our Self-Esteem workshops.

 

More photos and information on our website! www.timeofbutterflies.com 

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The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • 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 dictatorship. 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 most resources and support for BIPOC survivors was not there for us. We want to start changing that in our own communities, and many other communities. 

 

 

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06/25/2019
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04/16/2019
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