Writer, poet, performer and soon-to-be therapist, Jessica Semaan will join us tomorrow in Bekaa to celebrate World Refugee Day. Dwelling on her own traumatic childhood experiences set against the backdrop of the Lebanese civil war, Jessica will lead the event with poetry readings and various activities, hoping to unleash the creative souls in each one of us. By doing so, she reminds us to see our traumas as transformative energies and gives us permission to celebrate our humanity.
Jessica is the author of 'Child Of The Moon', 🌝 a powerful collection of poetry reflecting on fear, shame, despair, suicide, and the unconditional love that leads to healing.
We cant wait to welcome her among our family!
I have to repost this. Because I have to give context to the words.
The heroine of this story is a girl who has forgotten her heroism and the circumstance has not grieved her loss. She is my closest childhood friend who married her good friend. This good friend abused her physically emotionally sexually. This good friend berated her family and her loved ones. This good friend isolated her from he rlife and her people holding her captive in a socially acceptable construct of married life. This good friend is the bad example of an Indian male and her circumstances are a bad example of Indian social construct. But she is not just an example to me. She is a leaving breathing human whose very identity has been slayed by a collective of monsters. She is a human who is every bit the heroine of her story but has lost her heroism. She is a human whose mental health is collectively being ignored by all her people. Are they really her people then May be I can do more. May be I am not trying enough. May be I am bound by my own circumstances. May be I am not courageous enough. I live every day with the hope that she will be more than her reduced shadow. That she will reclaim her life. That she realises she never lost her life to begin with.
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Dont despise your battle scars. They are reminders to you of your courage, bravery, God's goodness and more. It may be physical scar of childbirth, a burn or emotional scar which people cant see. Dont look at them in disgust, they are yours, your beauty, your bravery, your fierceness. Wear them, love them, embrace them and share their stories to others because you may never know who needs to hear your victory as it is they encouragement.
Jesus endured the torture and the cross. When He rose again, Thomas wasnt believing that He has until he saw His scars and touched them and he did. The Lord loves His scars, they remind Him of us and us of Him and His love, victories and fierceness. .
I say to you again there is beauty, strength in your scars.
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💙❕💙Can i go back home... my babies never get bored of these games!!! @ikeausa @ikeatoday
Life is full of journeys, sometimes the most unexpected events can lead to amazing life experiences.
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The kind of laughter you get when you know God got your back n your enemies mission backfired.
Alright ladies...I need your help one more time before our annual conference! Thanks to all that helped me pick my dress for the last night partaaaaa!!!!
Now I need help for one of the biggest nights...
We get to celebrate all of us coaches for helping change so many lives...
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It's so imperative that we stay positive, strong and focused for not only ourselves, but for our children as well. They are the future leaders who will pave the way.. #breakeverychain
#openletter #tomydaughter ♥
Baby girl you are such an amazing artist & inspiration to my heart. You truly are the best reflection of the God in me. I am so proud of your progress, your strength, your heart, & how you stay encouraged on your grind thru it all. I love your focus and determination. I love the God in you & mom honors your heart, mind, body and soul on a daily. We have been thru so much together, we have lost so much together, we have cried together, but most importantly we have stayed strong together and that's just who we are #survivors #lovewarriors #winners
No matter the obstacles that came our way we have kept eachother strong thru it all & that is what family is all about. I thank you for choosing me to be your mom, I am honored to stay in this fight to victory with & for you, remember no weapons formed against us shall prosper over the God inside of our heart's. I love you 2light..
Stay focused on your dreams
Xoxo Mommy ♥
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Optimistic because He who reigns has done it for me.
How do parents protect their children and help them feel secure again when their homes are ripped apart by war
In this warm-hearted TED talk, psychologist @aalaelkhani shares her work supporting -- and learning from -- refugee families affected by the civil war in Syria.
At Intaliqi, we are asking the same question: "How can we help these loving parents give their kids the warm, secure parenting they most need" 👉🏻Link in Bio
Thank you so much Dr.EZEKIEL MUTUA for the support ..And remember my people You must know that you can do this. You are strong. You will make it. Just hang on and keep believing in yourself, always.
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My newest book, BELOVED is helping individuals across the country finally face & overcome their Daddy Issues. •
I’m a firm believer that every child needs their father. When either parent is absent it creates a void in the life of the child & unfortunately they’ll spend a lifetime trying to fill it whether they admit it or not. •
Over the last few years I’ve taken my healing journey more serious & now I’m helping others do the same. •
A lot of times we grow in age but on the inside that little girl or boy remains broken. •
If you are finally ready to heal & stop pretending as if your childhood trauma no longer affects you, BELOVED: Experiencing God as ABBA in a Fatherless Generation is an excellent resource to add to your library.
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