Why is a Woman Valuable?

I am a survivor of abuse. The messages I received in life based on my experiences were that my value was in my sexuality, the size and shape of my body, and the things I owned. What I have learned over the years about the value of a woman is so completely different from what I believed as a child…

What does it mean to be a man?

“We raise boys to become men whose very identity is based on rejecting the feminine and then we are surprised when they don’t see women as being fully human. So we set them up…to grow into men who disrespect women at the fundamental level and then we wonder why we...

Survivor’s Ink

Today we would like to highlight the story of Jennifer Kempton, founder of www.survivorsink.org

Last month I found myself awake at 2:30am. This happens to me several times a month. I suspect it is a symptom of PTSD. When I find myself awake and anxious I usually start reading scriptures and inspirational words online, to help me settle my mind and process whatever trauma memory is trying to find an outlet. This time I ran across a website called Survivor’s Ink…

Congratulations to Our Summer Cohort!

We are excited to share with you that on August 28th, our most recent Cohort graduated from the 3 month Qualified program! We gathered together to share memories, hear speeches, and whole-heartedly congratulate the participants.

Here are a few words from one of our graduates…

Tika’s Story

I was born to a military father and a housewife at West Point Military Academy. We relocated to California when I was 3 years old. Living in drug and gang infested South Central, and because of my father’s battle with drug addiction, I was traumatized by my...

Learning to Cope

Sometimes when we experience pain we begin to shield ourselves from the world.  Our instinct is to build an imaginary brick wall so that no one can hurt us again – or so we hope.  From past experiences, we learn to recognize the antagonists in our lives.  We associate...

Introducing Megan Tierney…

LOUISE & ELEANOR is the scariest and most humbling venture I’ve ever attempted.  I funded the company myself which has been a challenging endeavor.  At the same time, it has taught me so much about perseverance and dedication.  If you dream something and...
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