IFMV goal is to provide a range of quality services to many survivors, not only in Flint and Genesee County, but also throughout the Michigan, US, and the world.
"Very inspirational". -audience member
"Very uplifting". -audience member
"What a blessing." -audience member
"Brave, outstanding performance." -Mindi Leist, Survivor
"I could find my strength in everyone's performance."- audience member
I Found My Voice (IFMV) is a creative wellness initiative that addresses health and social transformation through art and performance. This project addresses the needs of sexual assault/domestic abuse survivors by providing quality programming that helps participants find healing through artistic creation and self-expression. Additionally, IFMV provides participants with opportunities to connect to community resources, develop critical relationships with other survivors and mentors,re-imagine their futures, and raise public awareness about the issue of abuse in our communities.
"Maintained the mission to get the powerful message across about sexual abuse of women. The most important thing they learned was to value themselves and to keep gaining knowledge." - Jeanette Rivera, Development/special projects specialist at the foundation for mott community college
"So wonderful to see people supporting the stop of domestic violence and sexual assault." -audience member
"I felt an outstanding show of support from others who didn't know my plight."- Survivor
"It was ordained by God. It touched my heart tremendously." - Cara Fuller, Survivor
"The women were all beautiful and so talented." -Olivia Wilson, Survivor
"Great music and poetry." -audience member
"I found my voice Provided an opportunity to emotionally heal through artistic expression. They truly are survivors and no longer a victim."- Ann Kita, service coordinator and crisis counselor at ywca flint
"A wealth of quality talent...emotional" -audience member
"Everyone turned their hurt into something beautiful." - Brandi Demetoff, Survivor