Real Women Raw Stories is an information evening where people can come and listen to inspiring and relatable people. They will obtain information and practical skills that they can use to make positive change in their lives. 

There are many people out there that have lived through these situations and these stories have the power to help other people heal and improve their lives. They may not have gone through these experiences themselves, but it may help them understand someone close to them.

The evening is designed to be uplifting and provide practical steps and takeaway points that can ultimately empower women to take charge of their life.

The topics we will cover are:  

  • Fitness: How this habit can improve your mental health

  • Grief: Hope within the hard seasons

  • Domestic violence: It is more common than you realize

  • Resilience: How can we promote it in ourselves and others?

PRESENTERS

LISA FONG, Move it Mama

Fitness: How this habit can improve your mental health 

Lisa is the Founder of Move it Mama, and the winner of the 2019 Her Own Boss award.  She is the mother of four little boys, and a wife to husband Dan. She is a teacher by trade, but now Move it Mama is her full time business.

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ANNIE ANDERSON, Author

Grief: Hope within the hard seasons

Annie is a wife, mother, teacher and author of the soon to be released non-fiction book 'Your Soul is Wintering.' A vulnerable and authentic account of her grief journey written to inspire hope in hard seasons. She encourages us to live an exceptional life not inspite of what we've lost, but because of it.

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'SHARON', Aviva Families

Domestic violence: It is more common than you realize

'Sharon' will discuss her experience with domestic violence, to provide understanding to those that haven't experienced it and support to those that have. Aviva is available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. We provide specialist services to support people to live a life free from family and sexual violence, and overcome their enduring harms.

JULIE ZARIREH, Senior Clinical Pyschologist

Resilience: How can we promote it in ourselves and others?

Julie Zarifeh is a clinical psychologist with professional and personal experience of the need for resilience in our lives. She will share her extensive knowledge on the topic, combining academic insights with personal experience of how she coped with losing her husband and son within weeks of each other in 2017.

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