There Is More To The Story!
For those of you who remember last years show, it was focused on the topic of childhood sexual trauma and bringing awareness to implications of it. Through completing that show, we met and worked with five adult survivors and were left with a great admiration towards each of these women in regards to where they are now in their journeys.
From the interviews with these survivors, we learned more about some of the struggles they have worked through due to the trauma they had experienced. Along with being exposed to these first hand accounts, we were in awe of the hope, love, and vibrancy each of these survivors now live out their lives with. In reflecting on this, we realized there was more to each of their stories. Their healing journey doesn’t end, but instead, it’s a journey that continues to evolve and shape their lives as time goes on.
“Healing doesn’t mean the damage didn’t exist, it means it no longer controls me” words that Charlene Stefanowski often reflects on – 2016 Fashion For The Fire Survivor
In this, we were led to create our 2016 Summer Collection while again putting on the presentation of our concept fashion show, Fashion For The Fire.
As our work continues to grow around this topic, we continue to support the work and mission of The Firecracker Foundation here in our community. Their mission is to honor the bravery of children who have survived sexual trauma by building a community invested in the healing of their whole being. As part of this community, we are supporting this mission through our means of fashion. Find out more about the foundation’s work at: http://thefirecrackerfoundation.org
On April 9th, we ask you to come be apart of the unveiling of journeys from three women survivors of childhood sexual trauma during our concept fashion show, Fashion For The Fire.
In this show, we will be highlighting the work of the foundation and offering opportunities to donate to their mission. Along with this, we will be donating a portion of our ticket sales and profit from sold merchandise to their work.
For this new collection, we were fortunate to have the opportunity to interview Becca Robinson, Charlene Stefanowski, and Renee Casteels to use each of their journeys as our inspiration for this year’s collection. As we reveal the fashion that we created, we will also be sharing each of these interviews with you. The purpose of this concept fashion show is to further inform you and the public, honor and celebrate these women’s lives, and to experience fashion.
We can’t wait to experience the power of each of these journeys on April 9th and see the impact we all will be a part of igniting for our community!
Find out more about the event at http://www.edgesapparel.com