Sunday, May 17, 2015
"Singing With The Sirens" Book Event with Ellyn Bell, May 23rd at Florey's!
Florey's Books welcomes author Ellyn Roberts Bell as she discusses her new book, "Singing With The Sirens: Overcoming the Long-term Effects of Choldhood Sexual Exploitation".
***Saturday, May 23rd, 2-4pm***
About the book:
Numerous women in our culture have experienced shame, degradation, and despair as a result of having been sexually traumatized early in life. Some of these women end up in unhappy marriages or abusive relationships; some fall prey to a variety of addictions, silently or publicly; and some find themselves working in the sex industry. And for many survivors, their situations―and the situations that have brought them there―are secrets that have no voice. In Singing with the Sirens, experts Ellyn Bell and Stacey Bell address the long term complex trauma that results from the sexual abuse and exploitation of girls and young women, drawing on their personal and professional experiences to explore the link between the sexual abuse of children, issues of attachment and safety, and the commercial exploitation of young people. But this is not strictly a scholarly book or a memoir of personal experience; rather, the authors address this problem from a perspective of self-realization and transformation, taking the reader on a journey through mythological tales toward finding healing from within. Poetic, hopeful, and powerful, Singing with the Sirens is a call for wounded women everywhere to reclaim their own truth, spirit, and to sing with their authentic voice.
About the co-author:
Ellyn Bell has worked as an organizational leader with at-risk and marginalized youth and addressing violence against women and children for 20 years. Her personal experiences as a youth informed her career choices. She was most recently, the Executive Director of the SAGE Project in San Francisco, one of the first peer-led organizations in the country to work with human trafficking and commercially exploited youth and adults. She holds a Master’s Degree in Religion, with an emphasis in Theology. She also received her social work license in the State of Iowa. Ellyn is also a yoga teacher and a trained dancer. She is mother to two wonderful people who are now extraordinary young adults.
We hope to see you!
***Saturday, May 23rd, 2pm-4pm***
Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
Open 10am to 6pm every day (to 8pm Fridays)
Posted by FloreysBookCo at 12:04 PM