A year has already passed since Empowering Women started, a programme that offers horse assisted therapy to women who have experienced any type of domestic violence. Those women, sometimes forgotten, who had the strength to leave that experience behind but who struggle to keep their lives together. A difficult goal due to the trauma that the situation left within them.
A year providing individual therapy sessions every week to each participant so they can, bit by bit, overcome the trauma and create a healthy lifestyle.
As you can imagine, the emotions that have arisen along the year have been overwhelming on many occasions, but it turned out that starting this programme has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for my own growth, as a person and as a professional. These women have been through the most traumatic experiences and humiliations we can imagine and yet, all of them, come to a point during therapy when they take full responsibility for their lives, learn from their experiences, laugh and move forward stronger than ever. It’s not an easy journey, but an incredible step to take in times when everyone seems to be very easily offended and victimhood seems to rule the world.
A year later, Empowering Women has come alive and it’s beginning to evolve. Today, we add a monthly group session to our journey of recovery. Today, we’re ready to share our story. Today, we stand before all of you as we really are. Today, Carlos Quiles, director and producer, joins the group to offer and be part of a common goal, a project where we’ll have to take our creativity to a whole new level and will provide with a special meaning to our story, a documentary.
We don’t know where this new chapter will take us, we don’t know if we´ll be able to express something or even capture good images. We only know where we stand right here and now and that we’re ready to flow. After all, that’s the goal in life, isn’t it?
Anyway, wherever this journey will take us, I promise I’ll make you participant keeping you informed.
Empowering Women is a free programme. To keep this level of professionalism and assistance we need funding. Please, collaborate with us through this campaign in GoFundMe or getting in contact with me.
For any query, please, don’t hesitate to contact me, I’ll reply as soon as possible.
‘Animals have the wisdom to teach us, the compassion to forgive us, the patience to wait for us and the power to heal our true inner self.’