Empowering Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse with Photography


April 14, 2016 by petrujviljoen

Please visit Danielle Owensby’s site and see if and how people can help. Thank you.

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After a few weeks of preparation, I have launched a Hatchfund campaign to secure funding to pursue a project in the Philippines. Hatchfund is like Kickstarter, but for artists. You have to have some sort of accreditation as an artist to use it, and there is a lengthy approval process for a project to even go “live.” My project went live today, so be sure to check it out.


(Maybe even donate a couple dollars! Shameless of me, I know!)

By using the power of photography, I hope to empower survivors in the Philippines in the city of Manila, where child sex trafficking is an epidemic. While working with the volunteers at Tahanan Sta Luisa, an organization that rescues and rehabilitates street children, I will be teaching the survivors of child prostitution the therapeutic and empowering nature of photography. I will be teaching them the basics of form and…

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2 thoughts on “Empowering Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse with Photography

  1. I’m a survivor. Here’s my story.

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