The International Speaker Will Be a Featured Lecturer at Smith College April 6, 2017
From Ashes To Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood (Amazon; $15.99 paperback) empowers African American and LatinX survivors of domestic and sexual violence by giving them a platform to share their stories. It is an in-depth look into intimate partner violence, and the road to healing.
From Ashes To Angel’s Dust provides readers with insight into the historical and current societal factors that support gender based violence and National Domestic Violence Resources. The book also illustrates the unique barriers to safety faced by survivors of color, including Asian/Pacific Islander and Native American women, and highlights strategies for safety planning, healing and prevention. It uses real stories to show survivors that they are not alone, and that it is possible to get past the pain and shame of abusive relationships.
Like many young women, Zoë found herself in a dangerous relationship. She ended it, but the experience motivated her to challenge rape culture and become a catalyst for change. She discovered magic happened when she started sharing her struggles and the journey to self-love.
“I dream that my work inspires, celebrates and honors the many women who have struggled with violence while lifting up the voices of those who have been silenced,” saysZoë, who has worked nationally and internationally in the field of domestic violence for 16 years. “It is the story of our mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sisters and ourselves!”
As an artist and performer, Zoë expanded her message in the theatrical piece “ASHES,” which is a ChoreoDrama using poetry, monologues and vignettes to breath life into the original stories in the book. ASHES has had many successful performances across the country including Yale University’s “Fearless Conference” and The White House’s United State of Women Summit, which hosted thousands of people, including guest speakers First Lady Michelle Obama and media mogul Oprah Winfrey, to advocate for gender equality.
On April 6, 2017, Zoë will give a lecture at Smith College regarding the topic “Our Silence Will Not Protect Us: Women of Color, Misogynoir, Sexual Assault and Reclaiming Our Magick.” The event takes place at Weinstein Auditorium inside of Wright Hall from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Here is a link to Zoë’s Huffington Post page: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/zoe-bahna
For more information about Zoë Flowers, the book From Ashes To Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood or the theatrical piece ASHES, please contact Yaminah Ahmad at 404-861-0497 or email@example.com.
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