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.
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Biruktait has lived in the US for the past 3 years, emigrating from Ethiopia to Dubai, then from Dubai to the US. She is a loving mother and wife, eager to create a better future for her family. She came to Together We Bake this past Winter and took her first steps towards empowerment. Biruktait discovered new ways to cope with her emotions and stress, […]
Shavonne is an extremely motivated, empowered woman. She joined our 2019 Winter class and quickly became a support system for her fellow teammates. She lived her passion and dedication for TWB every day, ensuring to uplift, encourage, and listen to the other women as best she could. Post-graduation, Shavonne is continuing helping people. She has experience working with elderly individuals and has recently been hired […]