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Gallery Strong Women: Part 2

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What an incredible afternoon we had to celebrate strong women. ๐Ÿ’œ Amazing storytellers who shared so graciously showing courage, vulnerability, and authenticity. Over 60 people from across the globe were inspired, uplifted, and connected. Thank you storylab.org.za for healing so many. Thanks Trudy Shepherd Blake for our incredible partnership. ๐Ÿ’œ Thank you Sara-Jayne King, Francesca Annenberg, Deshnee Moodley, Shelley Maneveldt …

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Gallery – Strong Women – Part 1

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Last night we were all blessed by 50 strong, courageous women who shared their stories online. Each story was unique, brave and the common thread that got these women thru was family …. friends…. faith. No one is an island we all need connection. The safe space we created was felt from South Africa – Canada – Finland – UK …

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Gallery: Forgiveness

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Our hearts are full โค๏ธ our spirits lifted our lives and our hearts are changed with hearing these incredible stories of forgiveness. Yesterday- we connected – ignited and were truly transformed whilst listening to Mama Olga Macingwane, Stefaans Coetzee, Charissa Balman, and Jenny Clayton. Thank you for weaving the threads together and giving us a powerful message. Forgiveness is healing. …

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Gallery – Lockdown

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Lockdown- Locked Up- Locked In – Locked Out. The last year has been nothing like we have ever experienced. From masks ๐Ÿ˜ท to washing hands ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ from homeschooling ๐Ÿšto zoom meetings ๐Ÿ’ปfrom lockdown 54321 โŒš๏ธ from wine ๐Ÿท to water ๐Ÿ’ง from hugs to blowing kisses – itโ€™s been a corona roller. ๐Ÿฆ we are all grieving someone or something and …

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Gallery – Hope

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Feeling so blessed to see a vision transpire and touch so many people’s lives. Yesterday we had a sold-out STORYLAB event in the most beautiful garden. The energy, connection, and stories were filled with honesty and vulnerability and sparked many emotions. Truly love the platform we have created. Trudy Shepherd Blake thank you for our great partnership. To all who …

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Gallery – Overcoming

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Incredible space and morning to tell stories- ๐Ÿ’œthe inaugural storytelling event was held in a beautiful garden that allowed us to connect, ignite, transform and release our stories. ๐Ÿ’™ We learned the power to tell your truth, ask for help, and make one good choice to change your life. โค๏ธWe were safe, real, authentic, and vulnerable- ๐Ÿ’›the stories were raw, …