Meet Cynthia

Meet Cynthia

Cynthia graduated from our Fall 2019 class as a newly empowered woman! She is a survivor, she is resilient, and she is ready to determine what her future holds. Her passion for yoga and mindfulness translated to every aspect of the program. Cynthia’s positivity and peaceful energy inspired the other women in her class. Read more about Cynthia’s story below! What circumstances brought you to […]

Meet Elly

Meet Elly

They showed me that it’s ok to be authentically me. I never thought I would share my story with so many people. During orientation I shared how I felt discouraged about speaking my truth, Mash’Allah I’ve gained so many useful tools to look within myself and find the courage and vulnerability it takes to do so.

Meet Demi

Meet Demi

I went from feeling defeated to having hope. I went from being homeless to finding a home. I discovered an inner peace that helps me control my thoughts and actions. I now know how to cope with my innermost fears in a healthy way, and I have the courage to overcome any challenge I face.

Meet Edna

Meet Edna

Before I started the TWB program, Ms. Shanelle Gayden said, “This program is for you.” She asked me to apply to TWB and interview with Stephanie, then come back and tell her what I think. I was skeptical at first, but I quickly discovered that this program was the perfect fit for me. When I started at TWB in September, I expected to be baking, […]

Meet Najay

Meet Najay

This program taught me that it is ok to express how I’m feeling. It reminded me that I am not alone in my experience and that other people go through similar things. It’s taught me that I’m allowed to make mistakes – that’s a part of life. I will continue to learn and grow as I go.

Meet Alexis

Meet Alexis

Healing 360 The world sees the outer you The inner you should shine brightly through you And the world will gain insight. Alexis Walter Alexis graduated from our Spring 2019 class. She is so smart, supportive, and always willing to help her fellow team members. When she started our program, Alexis was a little skeptical about trusting the other women. Eventually she warmed up and […]

Meet Giada

Meet Giada

Giada is a resilient, determined woman! She graduated from our Spring 2019 class, despite the adversities she has faced throughout her life. During program, Giada coped with the loss of her sister and with a son fighting cancer. She found comfort and support in Together We Bake, and we are so proud of the empowered, self-sufficient woman she has grown into! Read her poem below […]

Meet Casey

Meet Casey

Casey is one-of-a-kind! She graduated from our Spring 2019 program and just got a job at INOVA. Casey’s commitment to showing up each day, on time, despite having to work an overnight shift at iHop, inspired her fellow team members to show up as well. Her smile and positive attitude are contagious. We could always count on Casey to uplift the other women in the […]

Meet Jackie

Meet Jackie

Together We Bake has had an incredible, positive, lasting impact on my life. When I got out of jail I found myself applying for job after job, but no one would hire me. Employers were shutting their doors in my face, refusing to give me a second chance. I decided not to let that stop me though, even with a huge gap in my work […]

Meet Christina

Meet Christina

Christina graduated from our Spring 2019 class. On her first day of orientation, she was timid, quiet, and preferred to observe and listen, but, by the time graduation came around, she found herself addressing a room full of people, speaking of the impact TWB has had on her. Throughout the Spring session, Christina grew more and more confident, learning to show self-compassion and appreciating her […]