The Women’s Spirit Project (WSP) has released its new documentary ‘I AM ENOUGH’ - streaming nationally online for free, for the first time.
Capturing the inspirational stories of women who have been able to overcome adversity and transform their lives by joining the Women’s Spirit Project’s sought after programs, the film makes a strong case for the national roll out of accessible healing and recovery programs that engage women through fitness, health and wellbeing activities.
WSP Managing Director, Jodie Belyea says the documentary sends a powerful message of hope to women across the country who are recovering from trauma: “This captivating film is guaranteed to leave a lasting impact on viewers from all walks of life. It is a powerful reminder that we are all enough. That we can overcome adversity. And that our past does not have to define our future”.
The film features the late Peta Murphy MP, Federal Member for Dunkley and WSP Ambassador: “I have had the privilege of working with the WSP since inception and have seen firsthand the terrific work they do in supporting women experiencing loneliness, isolation, family & domestic violence and other trauma. This program is run by women for women and has huge potential to extend its reach nationally.”
The documentary showcases the impact of Women’s Spirit Project’s programs, their unique ability to empower women recovering from trauma to transform and reclaim their lives.
Jodie comments that “Of the 12.7 million women living in Australia, 1:2 women are experiencing mental health barriers and 1:3 are experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence” and quotes the cost to the economy for entrenched gender inequity estimated by the Women’s Economic and Equality Taskforce report (Oct 2023) as $128 billion.
WSP programs have been evaluated by Monash University over the past 5 years. The evidence is clear that the innovative models being delivered by the WSP achieve significant positive outcomes that reach far beyond the participating women themselves, benefitting their families and the wider community.
Despite the strong evidence and the growth in demand, programs of this nature are currently not nationally accessible – presenting a crucial gap in the healing and recovery space.
The WSP advocates for funding for its placed-based trauma informed programs to be scaled and replicated nationally to support more women to successfully recover from trauma and transform their lives.
I AM ENOUGH DOCUMENTARY LINK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UpCZ3obcT4
‘SPIRIT OF TRANSFORMATION MARCH – JUNE 2024’ - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
The next ‘Spirit of Transformation’ program will run in the Frankston | Kingston region from March – June 2024. The program is open to 30 participants and 15 pro bono mentors. This highly transformational program is free to join for women experiencing disadvantage.
The group is also taking applications for volunteers to join as Mentors to empower, inspire and support program participants for the 11-week program. They are looking for role models who will actively participate in all elements of the program.
ABOUT FILM MAKER THOMAS BARNES
The remarkable film has been produced by acclaimed filmmaker Thomas Barnes. Reflecting on his experience, Thomas says “working with the women featured in this work has been truly inspirational -- one of the highlights of my career”.
Thomas Barnes is a Video Producer and Content Creator based on the Mornington Peninsula, and the founder of Colossal Films, a company dedicated to producing captivating content and telling powerful stories since 2010. Instrumental in the creation of the latest film 'I Am Enough,' Thomas has collaborated with the Women's Spirit Project (WSP) for five years and two films.
Reflecting on his experience, Thomas remarked, "Working with everyone at the Women’s Spirit Project… has been one of the highlights of my career so far.” demonstrating his deep appreciation for the collaborative and enriching journey of storytelling with WSP.
With an unwavering passion for bringing great stories to life, Thomas Barnes seeks to leave a lasting impact with the stories he tells.
ABOUT THE WOMEN’s SPIRIT PROJECT
The Women’s Spirit Project’s is a Victorian nonprofit by women for women. The group offers one-of-a-kind fitness, health and wellbeing programs that inspire and empower women to transform their lives, one step at a time.
WSP Programs are highly accessible with many free to join and support women who’re experiencing life’s challenges -- including but not limited to isolation and loneliness, domestic and family violence, poor mental health, poverty and un(der) employment.
More information -- https://womensspiritproject.org/
Birte Moliere || Brand & Impact Lead
Jodie Belyea || Managing Director & Founder