Jossine Abrahams is a successful Health Care worker who owns a Health Care Business. She was born in Africa and moved to the United Kingdom with her daughter in the early 90’s. She is the CEO of Life Change Training & Home Care Ltd. & Zim – South Foods in London and also a college Lecturer in Health & Social Care?
Lama Tsultrim Allione is founder and resident lama of Tara Mandala. She is author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons. Born in New England to an academic/publishing family, she traveled to India in her late teens and was ordained as a Buddhist nun at the age of 22 by H.H. the 16th Karmapa. She was the first American to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun in the Karma Kagyu lineage. After living in the Himalayan region for several years she returned her vows and became the mother of three, while continuing to study and practice Buddhism, particularly focusing on the lineage of Machig Labdron and Dzogchen teachings. In 1993, Lama Tsultrim founded Tara Mandala, a 700-acre center in southwest Colorado where an extraordinary three-story temple in the form of a mandala, dedicated to the sacred feminine in Buddhism has been constructed and consecrated. In 2007 while traveling in Tibet she was recognized as an emanation of Machig Labdron at the historic seat of Machig Zangri Khangmar by the resident lama. This recognition was confirmed by several other lamas, and in 2012 she was given the Machig Labdron empowerment by HH the 17th Karmapa.
Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women, and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims. UNODC, as guardian of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the Protocols thereto, assists States in their efforts to implement the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons (Trafficking in Persons Protocol). http://www.unodc.org
A unique art experience bringing healing, awareness, and transformation to those who have been victims of emotional, sexual, and physical trauma – so they can step into the powerful women they truly are and THRIVE.
I AM YOU. YOU ARE ME. I SEE YOU.
Sawubona, meaning, “I see you” in Zulu, is a live performance exercise that will bring 10 young women and 10 powerful leaders in Los Angeles toe-to-toe and face-to-face in a guided silent exercise allowing them to see each other. These women have been through difficult situations in life, but are able to show each other than what they have been through does not define them, that a life of thriving is possible, and that they are as powerful as they choose to be.
The event will also give attendees, men, and women, an opportunity to step into their truth and power and discover that I am you and you are me as they participate in an interactive art experience with artwork, photographs, art installations, and film.
Come to join us for an evening you are likely to never forget.
“She generally was emotionally and physically abusive. From the moment I can remember, she was throwing at me like, ‘Oh, I saved your life. You were riddled with disease. You were going to die. You were from a super poor orphanage. You owe me for the roof over your head, the clothes I give you.’ So, she always threw that at me and I think adoption is such as a beautiful, beautiful thing. And, she kind of turned it into a very ugly, ugly thing.”
Thank you for being a part of Sawubona, Women of Courage!
We would love to know more about you to share with our audience to help inspire and empower other women. Please answer any or all of the following questions:
Please answer in complete sentences:
What opened up for you as a result of the guided visualization?
I saw a window of opportunity which showed me the things I deeply desire to accomplish in my life. The things which are hidden deep inside myself manifested as pictures, and it gave me courage to go what I deeply feel is mine. Something I have been thinking about and seeing, but I always have been waiting for the right moment to arrive. Suddenly, I felt so confident and happy at the same time.
What has been the biggest hurdle you have had to overcome to get where you are today?
My life has always been about overcoming obstacles and dealing with things which are not me. I had to become strong warrior and believer that anything is possible with persistence and clear vision of what I want to accomplish in my life. The war inside me was my biggest obstacle I had to deal with before I was able to get where I am today.
What does it mean for you to be a woman of courage?
Woman of courage is the one who never gives up on her dreams and hopes no matter how difficult life can be. The kind of woman who is strong and powerful and nothing can stands on her way.
What would you tell your younger self in one of your lowest times knowing what you know now?
Dear Dianna, please love yourself and never compromise yourself and put yourself second and do the things which makes you. Do not allow anyone to tell you otherwise, you know what is best for you.
Do you have anything else you would like to share about your experience to help other women find their strength to thrive in life?
Always listen to your inner voice in every situation, this is your best friend. Find time for yourself, do the things which makes you and love yourself.
Kristen D. Manners is a victim of police misconduct and police brutality in the way cult-like crime happens within mobster criminal organizations which largely go unheard of.
Ms. Manners had her family relations corrupted, ritualistically drugged and raped, conned out of her property, and had the very integrity of her sanity put into danger by the very authority that is sworn to uphold the law in which they wantonly break at their self-serving discretion.