Reclaim Your Voice
(formerly Abuse: Survival Stories)
Reclaim Your Voice is a grassroots nonprofit organization which creates safe spaces for stories of abuse to be shared. Combining raw testimonials with inspirational spoken word pieces and motivational speeches, Reclaim Your Voice is an experience that uplifts both the mind and the soul.
Each Reclaim Your Voice event helps to create awareness of the injustices of abuse by offering an intimate look at abuse through the eyes of people who have experienced it. Not only do attendees have the opportunity to listen to detailed personal stories, but during the sharing circle attendees can express themselves creatively through a tailored group exercise. Each event gives three people the opportunity to take a huge step on their healing journeys by speaking candidly about their experiences while receiving the support of a welcoming and attentive audience.
According to Statistics Canada, half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16, and only 1 in 10 report it due to humiliation or fear of revictimization. Men are less likely to file a report, for the same reasons and other social stigmas. From these daunting numbers, it is apparent that abuse thrives on silence. By sharing your story, you can help save lives.
Reclaim Your Voice was created to not only support the experienced as they own their stories, but to celebrate their courage, strength and resilience. Join us in the name of peace and healing for all.
Attend. Listen. Heal. Prevent.