Sacred Space Healing
“This movement is about making sure survivors have the resources to heal AFTER they’ve said #metoo, it’s about galvanizing a global community or survivors and advocates to do the work of interrupting sexual violence. It’s about protecting folks’ human dignity at all cost."
Sacred Space Healing is a sensual wellness program that seeks to provide a bi-monthly peer support group for Womayn of the African Diaspora (WOAD) affected by sexual violence. The vision of Sacred Space Healing is to grow a friendly, inviting social network of Womayn of the African Diaspora sexual violence survivors in Austin dedicated to their recovery and bring awareness to non-traditional healing modalities outside the clinical view of mental healthThis community empowers womayn to rebuild and strengthen self-esteem after trauma, understand sexual health and healthy relationships, and end the stigma of female sexuality. We facilitate healing through dialogue and movement.
All are welcome to support and share the event, however, this particular space is exclusively for womayn of the African Diaspora.
SACRED SPACE HEALING DATA
of confirmed sex trafficking survivors in the U.S are of African descent
of Womayn of the African Diaspora have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime
of Women of the African Diaspora report being subjected to coercive sexual contact by age 18
4 out of 10
Women of the African Diaspora have been subjected to intimate partner violence in their lifetimes.
CONTACT THE SACRED SPACE HEALING TEAM
Kandice is a member of the Youth-Adult Council for the City of Austin-Austin Healthy Adolescent (AHA) Program and Peer Support Volunteer for SAFE Alliance. She has a Bachelor's degree in English from Longwood University. Born in Virginia and raised in Washington DC, Kandice relocated to Austin in 2013. Kandice's interests are poetry, food, social justice, mental-health advocacy, and sensual wellness. Her dream is to create healing spaces for WOGM to feel empowered and liberated.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Sacred Space Healing is a volunteer-organized bi-monthly community dialogue. We are looking for womayn looking to aid in the program development of Sacred Space Healing, particularly those that have been impacted by sexual violence. This can includes: tasks like social media strategy, grant writing recruiting community sponsors and event planning. Help us continue to reach womayn that are in need of community and social support in Austin.