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Calling All Musicians: Save a Child, Heal a Survivor

music-concert-1203643_1280Be a part of an unforgettable year of coast-to-coast events dedicated to preventing and healing child sexual abuse, using your musical talent to help survivors and protect the innocent.

How?

The Fiona Project is a movement designed to raise awareness of child sexual abuse and provide funding for survivor support programs through concerts and the Fiona music video.

The Music Video

The Fiona Project began as a dream.

I heard the chorus of Fiona and saw a little girl holding her daddy’s fingers as she learned to walk. I could clearly see her little plaid dress and tights and how delicate and innocent she was. I could hear her song in my mind, “Welcome home, Fiona, the renegade.” I didn’t understand what a tiny and trusting little girl had to do with “a renegade”, but I didn’t question. I knew there was something important in this dream and it was mine to do. I woke up and ran to my piano to scribble down the words and capture what I’d heard.

That morning, as I sat at my keyboard and allowed the music to come through, I watched Fiona come to life. As the lyrics unfolded, I began to realize what was being written–the story of a sweet child whose innocence was stolen, “never to return”. I wept.

Fiona was born and I knew her story was mine to share.

I knew she would help others by showing both her pain and her healing through song and music video, expressing the full intensity of her story in a heartfelt and compelling way. She would help families and communities understand what survivors go through. And she would help survivors heal. I could feel it.

So started the Fiona music video project.

From a Song to a Movement

Fiona is the story of millions of children and adults across our country and around the world–trying to find their way out of the darkness of shame and fear caused by child sexual abuse.

Through The Fiona Project, we can raise awareness of the prevalence of child sexual abuse which surrounds all of us everyday, unknowingly. We can teach families to protect their children and to listen and watch for signs of abuse or predatory action.  We can also provide survivor support resources to our communities in a fun, safe way by connecting concert communities with local prevention and support organizations.

Together, we can change the lives of thousands of children and adults around the world, using music as the force that brings people together for fun, inspiration and healing.

Will you be part of this important event?

We’re asking you to volunteer your musical talents to help shine a light on child sexual abuse.

By sharing your time and gifts at a local Fiona Project (TFP) concert, you can help us:

  1. Expose your community to the hard truth about the very real and present threat of child sexual abuse that is happening right under their noses every day;
  2. Teach families how to protect their children from predators;
  3. Connect survivors, educators and advocates with local resources;
  4. Raise funding for organizations that provide child sexual abuse prevention and survivor advocacy, healing and support programs.

Your community needs you!

It’s easy! Here’s some ways you can help…

  • Host a Fiona Project concert (Better yet, get a friend to help!)

    That’s right, throw a party! It doesn’t have to be complicated. BYOB and a potluck gathering in the backyard and you’re halfway there! Plus, we’ll help make your concert a success by providing a suggested format, marketing materials, ticketing (or a donations link) and other support to help you plan and share your event.

    Yes! I want to host a concert event

  • Share your story

Are you a survivor? Share your own story of child sexual abuse on our Survivors’ Stories page.

Sounds scary? It can feel that way, until you do it.

Then you quickly realize that being able to speak about this part of your life openly and honestly is one of the most liberating and healing things you can do for yourself. Plus, your bravery will help other survivors know they’re not alone. Who knows? You might even inspire someone else to break the chains of their own silence. Isn’t it worth it?

OK! I will talk to someone about sharing my story

  • Sign-up to be a volunteer musician at another host’s concert

Not up to hosting your own event? No problem!

You can still volunteer as a musician and we’ll do our best to match you with a host in your area. You’ll meet some cool new people; and they won’t have to worry about how to find talent for their event. Everyone wins!

A virtual concert is not out of the question either.

Yes! I want to play/sing at a Fiona concert

  • Join our Team OF VOLUNTEERS

Want to get more involved? Help The Fiona Project succeed by becoming  a member of our volunteer team. Most team planning is done via group calls or in small groups over coffee or lunch.

Many hands make light work; and yours would be a welcome addition to our crew. No effort is too small!

Yes! I want to join the Fiona Team

  • Have another idea we haven’t thought of yet?

    Bring it on! We want to hear your suggestions. We don’t guarantee we can implement every idea we receive, but we’re open to listening and will definitley take your ideas to heart!

    I have some great ideas that I want to share!

Join Us and Make a Difference–Doing Something You Love!

Contact us for more information on this coast-to-coast concert series to find out how you can get involved in this important movement. It’s only happening between October 2016 and October 2017, so get your concert/event planning started today!

 

Thank you for supporting The Fiona Project.
Concerts for child sexual abuse prevention and recovery.