I’m a self confessed therapy junkie.
Many of the stories I write are with survivors of abuse who I met in group therapy. They are people I have known for years, cried, hugged and analysed things with.
Baring your soul in a group setting might sound strange. When my therapist first announced I had to speak about my issues in front of a group of strangers I was mortified. I sat there trying to think of ways out of it. Until I heard the other girls talk. Our group was almost always 80% female. Seeing my truths in others helped hugely. The challenges I faced became more bearable when I had a support network.
Yet for most people attending group therapy isn’t realistic. I hope that my books and those of other survivors help give a sense of community. I was getting frustrated until I found the online community specifically to support girls.
The Lovely Project is a not for profit organisation dedicated to empowering girls. Based in Florida, the Lovely Project provides tools, education and peer mentorship to girls.
Its a community resource that allows women to connect and share their stories, learn and grow strong. Focused on girls aged 11-19 they have an online magazine, in person support groups and workshops.
The workshops are on issues teens face including:
- Overcoming Fears and Insecurities
- Self-Control and the Importance of Making Wise Decisions
- Choosing Healthy Friendships
- The Importance of Mentorship
- Recognizing Your Value
- Find Your Voice
An education is the one thing that can never be taken from you. This organisation aims to teach girls their worth. I am all for it!!