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J. Kristine Georgia
I've been attending My Sister's Keeper "Herstory" for almost a year. I can't believe how long it's been. I know it probably sounds corny, but what I have gained from my experience as a support group member has been monumental and so precious. Before I joined My Sister's Keeper, I was struggling tremendously with denial and shame that threatened my job, my relationship, and quite frankly my sanity. The idea of making time and room for another commitment like a support group was very daunting to me, and I was worried the support and community wouldn't be able to reach me. But Dawn has a powerful way of meeting survivors where we are and saying, "Hey, I know you're on a journey, and I know it isn't easy. Can I walk with you?" She doesn't make empty promises or sugarcoat the difficult work of processing sexual assault and abuse,
and as as a survivor herself, she recognizes and honors that each path to healing and self-acceptance is sacred to each survivor, and we define what and how that looks in our lives. I'm learning to set boundaries, say and trust the power of my "no!", and hold grace and compassion for who I have been. The progress I've made as a member in this community is due in large part to who Dawn is, the tireless work she puts in, and who she believed I could be for myself. When you feel ready to have the difficult conversation, and tell the difficult story, I promise you won't regret it.
With joining My Sisters Keepers, I have found solace in knowing that I am not alone in this journey. With each meeting and interaction with Dawn I feel more empowered with more confidence and a strong sense of self. It's truly a safe haven and a non-judgemental place of hope. I am grateful for Dawn and all she has done.
D.H - Sydney NSW Australia
I wish I was closer to do more and volunteer , I am happy with 2 hours and wouldn’t complain if it was 3 hours. I wish it was more frequent and a little longer, as this is my first time opening up and talking about my experience. Love what you do.! ❤️ Thank you I’m thankful I found you.!
A.S-H - South East of England UK
Since joining HerStory HerStory Programme from the first meeting with Dawn one to one, I felt at ease quickly felt fully informed, welcomed and knew it was right for me to try & it IS. I was so welcomed by the courageous women in the group session and sharing felt easy which is not a natural thing for Survivors, so often silenced. Dawn leads a challenging & healing programme, with support. There is so much support, encouragement & motivation from Dawn, the group discussions are open and safe within such supportive amazingly brave ladies. The work that has been set in between meetings has been so enlighting, bringing things to the surface that felt or were stuck buried, enabling me to realise how much it takes to Survive rather than guilt or shame. Aswell as challenging my thoughts and understanding. The programme is unique, so well presented by Dawn, and really covers topics. Dawn's positive and joyful beautiful personality & in the group she really listens, identifies, emphatic & is always there for you, at the group & in between sessions. Signed up now for all the future sessions available on Eventbrite, feeling fully committed & have already learned a lot including about myself. HerStory truly is amazing.