Starting Wildflower is still one of the hardest projects I have done. Mainly because my passion is here, and I truly wanted Wildflower to help and enrich women's lives.
I guess that's the beauty of the lesson: Make space for wildflowers to bloom and the story will blossom and never truly end. The story of this social enterprise is not the story I envisioned in my logic models and grant applications. Yet, the story is still connecting to our larger vision of connection.
I ask that you continue to support us as our mission to connect rural women will always be blooming.
We see you and we support you! Wildflower Enterprises is opening space for women leaders who own sustainable/ethical or fair trade fashion businesses, write blogs on this topic, artisans, or friends. We want to support your work. It's in our values. We consider you all wildflowers of the design field!
Let's gather together for a casual night on zoom. If it goes well we will host more gatherings like this.
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Click here to join the event on FB LIVE!
-Additionally click here to get the zoom code for the supportive conversation after the FB LIVE event.
Join Kacie and Star as they discuss resources for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. This conversation will focus on how to respond to survivors and why believing and listening to stories matter.
Learn about the many intersections that survivors face. Star will discuss the false feeling of shame and breaking curses. Kacie will discuss prevention strategies that you can implement in your community and in your everyday life to show you believe and stand with survivors. Since Wildflower Enterprises specifically has representatives in north central Pennsylvania and the bluegrass region of Kentucky, the resources we will share will be dedicated to those locations.
We encourage everyone who wants to stand with survivors to listen to this dynamic conversation.
This conversation will be via Facebook Live and Zoom. We will have a special time on Zoom after the recording to answer questions and be in community. We will prompt all watching when they can join the Zoom call.
-Wildflower Enterprises is not a social service organization or non profit. Our goal is to connect people to the community resources that they may need. If you are a representative from an agency we ask that you contact us with the services you offer for survivors so we can add you to our support list and share with those who need your services.
We are excited to have Star (she/her/hers) lead our conversation Sunday!
Star Poole is a School Board Director in Williamsport. She has been on the board for The Heart of Williamsport for the past 3 years and a facilitator for North Central Pennsylvania's Alternatives to Violence project for the past 4 years. Star currently teaches networking classes for Wildflower Enterprises, and will be teaching a class for Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week at Lycoming College this summer. In addition, she recently joined The Outrun Coalition as a panelist where the goal is to give support to our young leaders looking to run for office.
Our Co-Founder Kacie (she/her/hers) will be joining Star during our conversation Sunday!
Kacie is an artist with a background in communications and teaching abuse prevention. The main issues she has worked on are preventing sexual violence, domestic violence and trafficking. She has also worked with survivors of abuse for around 6 years. Kacie has a MA in Global Community Engagement and is passionate about survivor centered advocacy, sustainability, and trauma informed care.