Red Deer woman helps sex assault support centre with poetry book

Half of proceeds for ‘She Was’ will support CASASC

(Contributed image).

(Contributed image).

Local poet and mental health advocate Sabrina Samuel’s new book of poetry will help support the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre.

She Was is inspired by Samuel’s healing journey, with each poem telling the stories of women she met along the path.

“The work illustrates our dynamic power, but also our humanity,” said Samuel. “Women are multi-dimensional. My hope for the book is that it will be an agent for positive change, celebration, collaboration and discussion.

“I’m deeply grateful for the help I received from CASASC, so I wanted to partner with them.”

The launch of She Was coincides with Sexual Violence Awareness Month in the month of May and leads up to Mother’s Day. Samuel said, “This work has shown me I’m owning more of my story each day by drawing strength from my feminine influences.”

She Was is available at Cheeky Couture’s Boutique in Gasoline Alley, Housewarmings, at the CASASC’s main office, or by emailing surrenderliving@gmail.com. Copies are $20 each, with half of proceeds supporting CASASC. (A $5 delivery fee will be charged on orders outside of Red Deer.)

Samuel will also be a guest on Coffee Chat on May 6 at 10:30 a.m. on CASASC’s Instagram page (@CASASC3).

For more information about She Was visit facebook.com/surrenderliving or surrenderliving.com

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