A Big Thank you to all who participated in the outstanding Homeby10 Fest creative writing workshop delivered by Divya Ghelani and for your donations to support Quetzal Breaking the Silence Initiative. With your support, we’ve fundraised a total of £320 which will be used to raise further awareness about the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and the value of counselling in South Asian Communities in Leicester.

Thank you Divya Ghelani for choosing to support Quetzal, organising the event as part of the Homeby10 Fest, and for planning and delivering such a great writing workshop. We are so grateful for such a great collaboration.

Finally, Many Thanks to Farhana Shaikh, organiser of the Homeby10 Fest, for organising and supporting the fundraising and for all the amazing work being done to support writers. The Homeby10 Fest is such a great platform for writers to enhance their skills by engaging with creative writing workshops, lectures and more that open their mind to new possibilities.

To attend the Homeby10 Fest and all their online creative workshop, click here

Marie from Quetzal was absolutely delighted by the experience and for the opportunity to introduce Quetzal’s Breaking the Silence Initiative at the start of the event. She wrote:

” Divya Ghelani creative writing workshop was an amazing experience for me who never attended a writing workshop before. The creative writing prompts were rich, inspiring, touching, mind-blowing. After each prompt and attempt to come up with a story, we had the chance to discuss with other participants what we came up with. The conversation during the exchange was priceless and flowing. The time flew by and now we have loads of drafted ideas to explore further.

I loved the last writing prompt connecting our work at Quetzal supporting women recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and the legend of the Quetzal. Divya invited us to imagine our favourite bird and what it feels like to be free and flying mid-air. What a beautiful way to close the workshop and bring forward our ultimate wish at Quetzal for the women we support: Freedom! from the psychological barriers caused by the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.”

 

Thanks to Quetzal and all our supporters, together, we are breaking the silence about the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and we will keep working towards change

If you want to support, learn more about Quetzal Breaking the Silence Initiative or collaborate to raise further awareness about the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and the value of counselling in South Asian Communities in Leicester, contact us now on media@quetzal.org.uk

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