Taking Back Ourselves is dedicated to recovery for women survivors of sexual abuse and assault by providing Weekends of Recovery & Nights of Healing across the country.

Taking Back Ourselves is committed to empowering women survivors  of sexual abuse to be whole, healed and connected to others.  TBO serves survivors of sexual assault, incest, sexual trafficking,  campus rape, religious abuse, military sexual assault, abuse in sports and the arts, work place sexual abuse, survivors of domestic violence, survivors of war, and survivors of tribal and racial violence.    

When women survivors experience community and healing in a safe and an embodied way, then everybody—men, children, our planet— is better off. 


Nights of Healing 2019

To celebrate the resilience of the human spirit and share the journey of recovery through art, music, and stories.

Whether you have experienced sexual abuse in your family, in your church or temple, in a school or in sports, in the military or in your workplace, we welcome you and those caregivers, families or friends who support you.   Nights of Healing provide a space to join together in lifting the veil of secrecy and shame of sexual trauma.  By bringing the issue of sexual abuse and assault out from the shadows, Nights of Healing create an opening for increased awareness and to recognize that healing is truly possible.

 There are personal stories about with a panel of both women and men survivors who speak about the gifts and challenges of recovery, a survivor art exhibit, information about what is available for survivors in your community, and a chance to share together as a community.  This is an opportunity for all survivors to ask questions, and to find resources and support.

STAY TUNED for Events in 2019 and 2020:

Boston, Massachusetts
Salt Lake City, Utah
Los Angeles, California
New York, New York

Columbus, OH

Weekends of Recovery


"TBO creates a network of friendships and relationships that help me on my journey to know that I am never alone and I no longer have to hide in shame." - Participant 2017

Women will utilize mindfulness, body work, music, art and movement, the profound support of one another—and their own empowerment—to create a vibrant community that continues long after the weekend.
      Women  come from all over the US and and 4 continents—to heal and to create community.  They have traveled a long way to be there, some at considerable cost—a few at great risk.  
     They leave their isolation behind and created real safety.  They  make real connections with one another, and with the eight extremely seasoned facilitators, two of whom are men.  They are able to tell their stories and be believed.  They  experiment with being vulnerable, connected to the girls inside of themselves, and make room for possibility and curiosity.  They explore their creativity with incredible art and movement.  Together they create community, hope, joy—and more life.  And, they continue to keep their connections with one another, and to the power they have touched within themselves.

We know that much in the way that a pebble dropped in a pond spreads out and affects even the furthest shore of a lake, women who experience a Weekend of Recovery can take a profound healing back into their lives that will impact all their relationships.


Stay Tuned for Days of Recovery

in 2020


Columbus, New York City, Los Angeles, Boston and beyond