Via Alice Smith (Swingerella)
Goddesse Education launches Christmas Campaign 2016
Local performer, writer and speaker Alice Smith today launched her Goddesse Education Christmas campaign to raise £500 with a short film made by the children of the Brynn Children’s Home in India.
The video features the children performing the Birmingham based poet’s ‘We survive’ anthem – written as she herself was made homeless last Christmas. The poem has since been performed in India at the Women’s Economic Forum in New Delhi in May – and recently caused a stir at the Women against Violence in Europe conference in City Hall Berlin.
This year Alice’s story of survival has been gaining interest amongst survivors worldwide. She began performing as her outrageous alter ego Swingerella in pubs and poetry evenings around Birmingham in 2014. After touring a full show through the UK – job loss followed plus the loss of her family home and post traumatic stress disorder in 2015 but this did not stop her! Instead she formed Goddesse Edcuation to help other survivors and raise awareness of domestic abuse though her poetry, blogs and plays.
“The Goddesse Education Christmas campaign is raising money for the children of the Brynn Children’s Home in India,” Alice explains. “The reason I wanted to work with them is because the children are found abandoned and are taken in to receive not just food and education but LOVE. I was incredibly moved by the fact that they spend Christmas Day giving back – the children make and distribute food and clothing to people less fortunate than themselves that have no home or food on Christmas Day. I think they reflect the true meaning of Christmas and for me – as someone who was made homeless – they represent a way of giving back.Even though we are from different backgrounds and generations, our stories share the same theme = abandonment and Hope.”
To pledge please follow this link: crowdfunder.co.uk/goddesse-education-christmas-campaign.
For more information on Goddesse Education, Alice Smith and Swingerella please follow the link swingerella.co.uk
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