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Here's what we've been working on:
EP2 'Without Violence & of all Colours' available now!
In May 2022, we released a song written during our last year workshops 'Songwriting for Recovery'. It's a track based on a real story of domestic abuse survival Tracy Graham called 'Better Without You'. She also performed it and co-wrote it, supported by our founder Luiza Moir. This whole experience brought so much happiness and relief into her life, being very therapeutic and liberating event. It also connected with many others going through similar issues, bringing hope, understanding and the solution in music, through singing and songwriting for recovery, as the therapeutic and self-empowering process to recover from abusive relationship.
This track is one of 5 songs we have created during our last year free therapeutic music workshops with 5 different ladies, domestic abuse survivors. To be able to raise awareness about the issues, to make a strong impact on some, and to empower the most vulnerable we decided to release all these 5 songs in the EP2 called 'Without Violence & of all Colours' on the 25th of November 2022!
Please download the tracks - all the profit go to our free for victims of domestic violence therapeutic music workshops, with songwriting and singing for recovery included. (click on the cover above) Thank you!
In 2019, we have released EP1 'Without Violence & of all Colours' with 5 songs inspired by real stories of domestic abuse victims, performed by international female artists who gave their beautiful voices to those who didn’t have an opportunity to speak.
On the EP2, survivors not only bring their stories but also co-wrote the songs and performed them, to effectively work through their own process of recovery and to strongly connect with those who need help, support and empowerment, going through similar issues.
But we won’t be able to continue our mission without your help. Please donate and make this help be available for those who need it the most.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Better With Music Cafe
10 months, 10 venues, 10 different Swindon communities in needwith the support of National Lottery Fund Sounds Like Women prepared 10 Community Café events, in a safe environment, with live music, and an open community- therapeutic music workshops.
All in very warm atmosphere of an actual café, run by a bunch of good friends, musicians, music lovers, and music therapists.Through our newest initiative, we create the safe place for a community, where we empower through music and raise awareness about pressing issues, we speak about locally available support and provide the place to meet, to be listened and to connect, or simply to relax and have fun. The café will be full of live music, refreshments and homemade food, top-table sale with second hand goods, as well provide community music workshops run by music therapists, open mic and activity for all community.
More about it on our page Better With Music Cafe...
Music workshops for women, girls and families
Maybe you lost your confidence, feeling low, powerless, you need to find yourself, your voice or you are in destructive relationship? We organise inspirational music workshops for women, girls and families, singing with songwriting for recovery and self-empowerment, playing different instruments, building healthy relationships with yourself and others.
Better with Music cafe
We are reworded by National Lottery Community Fund!
Pop-up 'Better With Music Cafe' -
We invite everyone to come along for live music, refreshments including lovely teas, coffee, delicious homemade cakes and soup, as well as craft products homemade by women
• We will showcase and enjoy live music from Sounds Like Women international artists and local singers too. There will be an open mic session.
Inspiring is empowering…
• Swindon charity supporting domestic abuse victims ambassador Tracy Graham will be providing us with all the necessary information to support those who need help.
• We will have a ‘music corner’ for children and anyone who wants to interact and express themselves with music.
*Proceeds from the cafe will go towards supporting women and their communities through our ongoing activities such as music therapy, singing workshops and community events.
What Ladies says?
"As a survivor of domestic abuse, I met Luiza when I was a shadow of my former self. I went along to the musical workshops, where Luiza through various exercises helped me to find my voice...quite literally! Now I have the confidence speaking out something I wouldn't say before! "
"I was in a physically and psychologically abusive relationship for over 10 years. Then I found an amazing Sounds Like Women project. During the singing workshops with Luiza, with her knowledge, enthusiasm she was able to undo the key to my final cage and help find my own voice!"
"I went to see Luiza and join in some Sounds Like Women workshops with a group of women who had all suffered due to domestic abuse. We had so much fun and laughed, sung and recorded a song together! I can't recommend Sounds Like Women enough for healing & empowerment!"
Sounds Like Women it is a not for profit Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) raising awareness about the most pressing issues of women, girls, their families and communities, with a mission to empower through music and a range of music services and community activities.
Company number: 12052099