R146. He Done Her Wrong: The Redemptive Value of Reframing Violence in Story

Room 006C, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
10:35 am to 11:50 am


Panelists discuss how they flip violence to reframe the narrative of victimhood and empower women in marginalized communities. In Nadie Me Verá Llorar Cristina R. Garza reveals how popular language defined insanity in 1920s Mexico. Interpreting domestic violence (DV) calls spurs Marivi Soliven to write The Mango Bride and advocate for immigrant DV survivors. Ari Honarvar eases Iraqis' PTSD in her Refugee Women's Drum Circle and Carolyne Ouya empowers African DV survivors via spoken word.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_He_Done_Her_Wrong_Outline.pdf



Marivi has authored seventeen books. Her debut novel The Mango Bride won Grand Prize at the Palanca Awards, the Philippine counterpart of the Pulitzer Prize, and has been translated into Spanish and Tagalog. The film adaptation is in production and will premiere in 2020.

Ari Honarvar is the founder of Rumi With A View, dedicated to building music and poetry bridges across war-torn borders. She is the author of Rumi’s Gift, and her writing is featured on the Guardian and WaPost. She facilitates drum/dance gatherings for refugees in Mexico to mitigate effects of PTSD.

Carolyne Ouya serves as outreach and recruitment specialist, executive coaching program coordinator, and African victim advocate for Access Inc. Within these roles, Carolyne uses writing and creative expression to explore diverse mental health, public health, and holistic wellness initiatives.

Anne S. Bautista is the legal program director of the Access, Inc.,  VAWA Legal Program and SAVE Legal Network of San Diego County. She is an immigration attorney specializing in representing immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).


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