We empower women, girls and their communities through music.
EP2 "Without Violence & of all Colours"
We have 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 back much of happiness and relief into her life. The release also connected with many other women going through similar issues, bringing hope, understanding within music, being the effective process to recover from abusive relationship.
This track is one of five songs we have created during SLW free therapeutic music workshops with five different ladies, domestic abuse survivors. To raise awareness about violence against women, to make a strong impact on the public, and to empower the most vulnerable we released all these five songs on the EP2 called "Without Violence & of all Colours" in November 2022.
You can download these beautiful and powerful songs – you can also donate, all the profit goes to our free-for-victims, therapeutic music and art workshops.
Thank you so much!
Just to let you know – In 2019, we released EP1 "Without Violence & of all Colours" with five songs inspired by real stories of domestic abuse victims, performed by international female artists who gave a voice to those who didn’t have an opportunity to speak.
But we won’t be able to continue our mission without your help. Please donate and make this help available for those who need it the most. It's also available on digital platforms an hard copy ONLY in our online shop.
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 have created the safe place for a community, where we empower through music and raise awareness about pressing issues. We also 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 is always full of live music, with refreshments and homemade food, top-table sale with second hand goods, as well we provide community music workshops run by music therapists during the event, open mic and activity for all community.
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
Last year, we were supported 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.
More about it on the Better With Music Cafe page.
We can also come to your town with our Better With Music pop-up cafe event, no problem!
Please contact us for more details!
*Proceeds from the cafe will go towards supporting abused 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