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Blooming Apples: Raising Domestic Abuse Awareness

“I stand on the sacrifices of a million women before me thinking what can I do to make this mountain taller so women after me can see farther.” – Rupi Kaur

The Blooming Apples is a campaign to raise awareness towards domestic violence and sexual assault and will hold its first event in London on the 25th of July. The event will be an open call art exhibition. The essence of this project is not to traumatise the victims but rather empower them through art, poetry and creativity. 

The works submitted have a brief inspired by Rupi Kaur poems. The organisers Aida and Gintare read her two books, Milk and Honey and The Sun and the Flowers, and selected five poems. These five poems also represent five stages of a flower – wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. The five stages were read as a metaphor to a woman’s experience and journey from a victim to a survivor to an empowered being. 

The Blooming Apples is a charitable campaign and any fundraising that might happen during the event will be donated to the charities they are working with. Therefore they aim of to get as many people involved, volunteering, submitting their work and lending their skills.

Aida - The Blooming Apples campaign

Organiser Aida is 34 years old and originally from Tehran, Iran.  She studied architecture in Iran, and moved to London 9 years ago to pursue her masters degree in architecture from The AA. Since then, she has been working in re-known architectural practices as an architectural designer. She took lots of self – development courses and that brought new breakthroughs and a sense of awareness to her life. She believes everyone deserves to have a  fully self-expressed and fulfilling life. She founded an art community project which empowers women suffering from domestic violence and sexual assault. The Blooming Apples campaign aim is to raise awareness, to shift one’s experience from pain to power. She believes in the power of community and women standing for other women and rising together

  • Thursday, 25 July 2019 from 19:00-21:00
  • 46a De Beauvoir Crescent, London, N1 5RY
  • Read more about the event: HERE

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