ABOut

When people come together, good things happen. This is the epitome of what #whatnotmysecret is about — people coming together to heal, to eliminate silence, and to come together, all while appreciating art.

Sahara

Sahara was formed in 2006 to empower women, children and families affected by various types of abuse and violence through culturally conscientious advocacy and education in an attempt to improve quality of life through personal empowerment. Sahara’s work has included outreach and advocacy, community forums, facilitating various empowerment groups and providing individualized support services. In 2018, Sahara produced a theatre play on sexual abuse for the community called Maile Haath (Tainted Hands). 

Social FOundry

Social Foundry was formed in 2018 as collective network that supports, finances, and celebrates female social justice innovation. Social Foundry’s collective’s disruptive model redefines how women of colour (and their allies) support one another. SF’s focus is based on generosity and values that have an intersectional lens. 

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OUR COLLABORATION

#NotMySecret is the first initiative between the two organizations. The event will give a voice to various artists, who have created emotion-filled interpretative art as a result of the impact of their own experiences or gleaned from exposure to the topic. 

Silence surrounding sexual abuse is often what the perpetrators/abusers take advantage of to continue victimizing individuals. Through the use of a hashtag (#) we hope to enhance global awareness surrounding the impacts of sexual abuse and the silence that envelops it

Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, we now endeavour to eliminate the silence with the launch of a sexual abuse awareness campaign. Silence surrounding sexual abuse is often what the perpetrators/abusers take advantage of to continue victimizing individuals. Through the use of a hashtag (#) we hope to enhance global awareness surrounding the impacts of sexual abuse and the silence that envelops it.