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Empowering photoshoot, potluck for women with disabilities to be held in Nelson

The event runs July 4 at Lakeside Park
Photographer Violet Brown is hosting a photo shoot for women living with disabilities at Lakeside Park on July 4. Photo: Submitted

All disabled feminine spirits are welcome to join for a supportive gathering that will be empowering, nourishing and healing. No expectations or pressure on your energy levels, just a safe wholesome event for you to join if you are open to it.

This free event will be at Lakeside Park’s grassy area near the beach on July 4 from 4 to 8 p.m., and will be a unique chance for us to connect and share our experiences. It will have three aspects of the event all of which are optional.

There will be a potluck so everyone can all share food and stories from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

There will be empowering photo shoots before and after the potluck to remind you that no matter what you are going through, you are still beautiful and should feel confident in who you are. You are welcome to wear whatever you feel comfortable and confident in, as this will be fun, low-impact, short photoshoots with a local professional.

Before and after the potluck during the photo shoot will also be restorative relaxing pulsed electromagnetic field healing sessions offered, which works to heal your whole body and mind on a cellular level.

This event is being hosted purely out of kindness by local disabled professional photographer and PEMF healer Violet N. Brown and local disabled model Auraya Rose. They came up with the idea while talking about how isolating and hard life with disabilities can be, how it affects people’s confidence, and how a photo shoot would be a great way to create awareness rather than the judgement people commonly face with invisible limitations.

They know how important it is to support each other, especially those who are dealing with visible and invisible, mental and physical, short-term or long-term disabilities. This is a chance to uplift each other and create a supportive community.

To learn more, visit Disabled Valkyrie Women of the Kootenays on Facebook.

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