this is a post about some friends of mine.
They are volunteers, organizers and participants contributing to a project called Forest and the Femme, a,
'Non-profit outdoor recreation program for highly marginalized women (trans, cis and gender-diverse) living in Vancouver’s DTES community. [Who provides] access to nature for the city’s most vulnerable and isolated women. [Facilitating] a sense of freedom, empowerment and self worth through contact with nature, skill building and social engagement.'
(adapted with permission from the FAF website)
Volunteering with this organization in 2016 and then working in an honorarium capacity in 2017 benefitted my own perspective at least as much as it benefitted the women participating in the outings. I learned so much about my facilitation style and gained wisdom shared by the participants and organizer that I would never have had access to otherwise.
Basically, I just want to call attention to the amazing work that's being done with FAF, and encourage people to get involved or donate. Or, at the very least, I want to encourage you to read their mandate and let people know about the awesome stuff that's happening.
Next month, instead of indulging in Valentine's Day as a consumer of superfluous and over-priced chocolate hearts and caviar, consider joining me and some of my friends at:
the heartwarmer a night of laughter, existential eating, and ethical hedonism.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH, 2018 AT GRAPES AND SODA
6pm or 830pm | veg dinner + bubbles | $65
Chef Heather Dosman (Existential Eating), Food Educator Camille Flanjak (me) and our hilarious guests are donating a portion of the proceeds to the Forest and the Femme.
Tickets for comedy, dinner and a glass of bubbles are $65 including tax and gratuity.
purchase tickets on eventbrite >here<