the artistic expression
OF SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Awakened Voices proudly presents Issue 9 of our literary magazine: Erasure. Issue 9 delves into an exploration of reclaiming through erasure. It features works of flash fiction, fiction, vignette, poetry, and graphic/visual.
The Nightingale, Awakened Voices’ blog, posts pieces by Survivors & Allies bi-weekly in response to a monthly prompt. Share your story with us for a chance to have your piece featured on our blog.
RECLAIM explores transformation through the regeneration of paper-works and every day objects. How can one repurpose something that no longer serves them into something entirely new? How does one break down something thrust upon them and repurpose it into something that is entirely theirs? With a focus on the individual artist’s transmutation of an object, paired with in-progress photos of the process, this exhibition explores healing through material transformation. This exhibit features a range of paper and multimedia artworks, found materials, and a participatory portion that invites gallery visitors to create redacted pages of their own. RECLAIM examines the process of taking back the objects in our lives, but also how our stories will be told and remembered.
Join a team of awesome, compassionate folks who are dedicated to supporting our year round programming for Survivors! We have a need for volunteers in all areas of our work from program assistance to literary review to more specialized areas. Send us an email at the link below to find out how you can get involved today!
Highlighting Our Heroes
The past year has been a huge one for us at Awakenings, we have worked with so many incredible artists & volunteers and we want to share with you some of the ones who have changed the very fabric of our organization. Each week, we’re highlighting one of the Artists, Writers, Performers, and Volunteers who have inspired us to grow by going above and beyond for Survivor Artists.