PHOTOGRAPHY IS THERAPY. We are making headway people! Through an array of multi-media therapeutic formats, one person at time.Read More
We have BIG plans on how we’re bringing a team of creative artists into the project. And watching this choreography set into motion to THIS song. WOW people. Stellar example of how interpretative dance infused with powerful music expresses emotions.Read More
Today, I had an “ah ha” moment where I realized; I’ve turned every single aspect of daily functionality into a task on my to-do list of life. I am consumed with the idea of organizing and formulating the next task that needs to be complete.Read More
Back in 2017 Kerri & Chris Morgan came to la femme knowing that their journey to become parents was a topic that needed attention and support. I will let Kerri’s blog fill you in on all the details on infertility, IVF and ultimately their decision to adopt two embryos. Kerri and I had known each other for a few years and she knew that la femme was blossoming into a nonprofit. She has been a sounding board and an advocate all wrapped into one, she knows all the intimate details to our mission and our dream to make la femme a platform for tough topics that need to be heard.Read More
Social media sometimes allows us to connect with people that we’ve never met before and sometimes those people provide a sense of companionship that even “the authors” don’t even realize how largely they’ve impacted others. With the right platform we are able to reach the masses and provide comfort in what sometimes feels so isolating.
Trisha Hughes is that person for me. And here’s a little bit on as to why.Read More
The dKol la femme Project is officially a non-profit where your contributions are tax deductible!Read More
I can blame my desire for privacy on the fact that I’m a Scorpio. I can admit I’m independent. I can also tell you that I’m typically the person that says “I’ve got this” even when I don’t.Read More
As you can read, we have mentioned how you can best help us now and as we set up to begin our first fundraiser. For obvious reasons, sharing our mission, our project, our stories is a driving force to spreading the word and helping us get out there. But we believe the key ingredient to helping us to reach your own networks, is if you add in your own voice.Read More
Here I go, unveiling my story, god this makes me feel extremely vulnerable and anxious.
How did I get here?
For as long as I can remember, I need to find a reason for everything. I’m seeking insight, accountability, I want growth.
Life changed drastically for me in 2013. What I now know as depression and anxiety, words that were not on my radar during that first deep dark bout with depression. I didn’t understand what anxiety meant. What felt like endless weeks that eventually turned into months of feeling depleted of any positivity or happiness…Read More
de·ci·sion /dəˈsiZHən/ noun
1. a conclusion or resolution reached after consideration.
It seems as if at almost every turn of life there is something that is challenging us to question our options and whether or not we are making the right choice.
It's like this constant pit in my stomach. It keeps turning ever so slightly, uneasy, and nauseating. It feels like it only takes the brush of a light breeze to send it whirling into full spiral mode. Grasping for anything that feels stable - anything that feels real in the world of make believe the mind creates.Read More
I can remember writing this journal page vividly. My hope was if I could see the patterns of the spiraling down, I could grab ahold of the signs and triggers of the isolation I was feeling. It took a long while before I could begin creating a plan to dig myself out of the recycled patterns of the darkness I was living in.Read More
Self-hate can come in many forms and in varying severities. For Melissa, this hate was severe enough to trigger harm at her own hands.
“I cut myself for the first time when I was 11,” Melissa shared. She struggled to see the beauty within herself and to find enough self-love to bury the pain – even if it was just a little bit. She always found curves on women to be beautiful, yet when she looked in the mirror and saw her beautiful curves, she felt disgust. Why, she wondered, were curves beautiful unless they were reflecting back at her?Read More
Follow us on social media (links below). Share our posts, put them in your stories, tell others what we stand for and what la femme means to YOU. Why do you follow along, what stories have you connected with, etc. The more passionate we can be, the bigger the community we will grow, in turn the more funding we can raise, which will help us offer a larger platform for more stories to be told. Help us get the message out to the community that we are a brand new charity and we need our mission to be heard.Read More
If you have been connecting with our stories and would like to become a part of our growing team of volunteers, we would very much like to hear from you. We are in the process of creating a list of interested people in our community that will play key roles in helping us officially launch The dKol la femme Project in 2019.Read More
So here I am, starting my first note of gratitude that I’m sharing publicly. I plan on writing more of these, along with Kay, but we both want to invite you to write in to us and share with us a note of gratitude that you would like to post to the la femme community. I encourage you to write in to firstname.lastname@example.org with your note and be sure to tell us who you and your friend are, so we can be sure to tag them into the note!Read More
I’m frustrated, I’m angry, and I am really embarrassed. After sitting with “the situation” I am referring to for a few days, it dawned on me that it was time to use my own voice and blog about this recent situation I experienced. In this situation I am referencing, I noticed that someone’s voice was stripped from them because of catty talk that ultimately translated to adults bullying kids under their breath. This fell upon my ears as I was in clear ear shot to the adults talking off to the side. What I noticed was these adults were also just steps away from their own children who were sitting together speaking on the same topic, and unfortunately in the same way as their parents.Read More
“What a cowardly thing to do.” “How selfish of them” “What about the kids?” “How could they do something like this to their loved ones?” “But, they were always so happy.” “Why didn’t they ask for help?” Do these “innocent” phrases sound familiar to you? Surely, you’ve heard at least one of these statements from at least one participant in every conversation you’ve had about suicide. Maybe you, yourself have even uttered these normalized expressions of grievances. Am I right? Now – if you’ve said these things, or anything having a similar meaning when discussing someone who’s committed suicide, before you feel attacked or defensive, please listen…Read More