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March 1, 2017

Embrace uncovers why poor body image has become a global epidemic and what women everywhere can do to have a brighter future.

Marla Estes, M.A. facilitator of a discussion after the screening, giving viewers an opportunity to explore the rich territory that

presentation of the 1st Wednesday Lecture Series at the Bellview Grange, Ashland Oregon


Check out this ground-breaking conference on Women’s Empowerment!

Marla Estes, M.A. was one of the presenters representing the Red Dress book and documentary.

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October 6th – October 9th, 2016

Stonington, Connecticut

The Assisi Institute’s Seeing Red initiative is designed to facilitate a deep integration of the analytic and the artistic in order to make room for a profound relationship to the psyches and souls of women around the world. Through an archetypal understanding of feminine oppression and a creative response that is able to bring the unconscious into the light of day, it is our intention that the results of this inter-disciplinary study will result in a new way of seeing and of being seen.

For more information and tickets visit the Seeing Red Conference.

2016 Ashland Independent Film Festival

Community Conversations
Facilitated Film Discussions

2015 Private Residence in Montecito, California
Topic: “How to Say NO”
(Photography by Gina Conte)

Private Residence final

Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association (ANFCA)
2014 Youth and Elders’ Gathering
Topic: Self-Empowerment through Film

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