We are thrilled to support The Center For Women In Transition in Michigan (CWIT) at our L.A. event on February 19th. The Freya Project stands with the Me Too movement while recognizing the difficulties many individuals must consider when choosing to come forward. The CWIT provides practical support for individuals seeking help. The Center’s mission is to respond to, reduce, and prevent domestic and sexual violence. They work to achieve this mission through education, collaboration, and advocacy, with crisis and supportive services to victims and survivors. The CWIT has been helping individuals transition out of abusive relationships since it was founded in 1977.
Center for Women in Transition provides domestic violence services to survivors of verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual intimate partner violence. Each year they serve more than 3,000 individuals, and all services are strictly confidential. Through support groups, domestic violence case management, supportive housing, and legal advocacy CWIT works to help individuals move forward. The provide emergency housing, a wardrobe for work, services or children, counseling, and many other services to people in need.
We hope that women, men, and children everywhere are able to seek help when they need it, and organizations like the CWIT make it possible for individuals and families to make a new start.
Rachel Bloom currently stars in the award-winning musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which she co-created with Aline Brosh McKenna. Her portrayal as Rebecca Bunch has won her a Golden Globe, a Critics' Choice, and a TCA Award. Well known for her comedy music videos on YouTube, she found her success through viral hits like Fuck Me Ray Bradbury. She has also released two albums, aside from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend soundtracks: Please Love Me (a compilation of old/new hits) and Suck It, Christmas!!! (A Chanukah Album).
Photo: Teresa Flowers
Jade Chang is the author of The Wangs vs. the World, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The Wangs has been named a New York Times Editors Choice as well as a Best Book of the Year by Amazon, Buzzfeed, Elle, and NPR, and was awarded the VCU/Cabell First Novelist prize. The novel will be published in 12 countries and NPR said this: "Her book is unrelentingly fun, but it is also raw and profane—a story of fierce pride, fierce anger, and even fiercer love."
Rachna Fruchbom is a TV writer. She currently writes for ABC's Fresh Off the Boat and previously wrote for NBC's Parks and Recreation. She has also written grocery lists, text messages that should have been face-to-face conversations and once, a strongly worded letter to American Airlines. She is originally from Ohio and now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two kids.
Kelly McCreary is an actor and producer. For the last four seasons, she has played Maggie Pierce on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. She serves on the board of The Equal Justice Society in Oakland, CA and is an Associate Artist with The Civilians in NYC.
Litia Perta is a Professor of Art at the University of California Irvine where she teaches Art Writing and Critical & Curatorial Studies. She received her PhD from the Department of Rhetoric at the University of California Berkeley in 2007. Through lyrical non-fiction, critical theory and performance, her research mobilizes an interdisciplinary examination of the ways in which non-normative subjectivities, particularly those that have been historically marginalized, come to personhood through art. She lives in Los Angeles with her cat, her bright star person, and their ten-month old child.
Please join us on Monday, February 19th, 2018 at 7pm at Botanica
Freya Project events are $20, 100% of which goes to our chosen charity for that event. Admission includes an additional $10 charge for food provided by Botanica.