Survivors do not owe us their stories, so we count it a privilege to hear their truths.
The mission of Our Writings on the Wall, Inc. is to empower survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence to heal and take ownership of their truth, educate adolescents on healthy relationships, and shift the culture around violence against women and girls.
At O-WOW, we believe that healing is attainable, and when we hold space for survivors, we give grace for them to take the space needed to heal. Rape is an epidemic, and we hold space for collective healing.
We hold true to the motto that,
“Healing is the other side of your trauma."
"There is another chapter to your story, and shame isn’t your burden to carry." "Healing is a journey for which you cannot pack an overnight bag for."
At O-WOW, our goals are for participants to:
Become familiar with the impacts of sexual trauma and intimate partner violence on their functioning.
Apply knowledge learned in workshops and curriculums to reduce feelings of shame, guilt, and self-blame.
Empathize with other participants to encourage a process of healing and empowerment.
Appreciate the arts as a method to rediscover, reclaim, and amplify their voices through poetry, storytelling, and a community to heal and take ownership of their freed selves.
Identify community partners to increase awareness and promote a culture shift around violence against women and girls by raising awareness of adolescents, from early to late stage, about sexual and dating violence, consent, intimate partner violence, healthy relationships, and emotional regulation to support communication.
Consider biblical scriptures to support their healing journey.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a sexual assault, contact
RAINN/the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-4673.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of intimate partner violence, contact the
National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233.
If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, contact the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.
It’s free, confidential, and available 24/7.