Domestic assault and abuse.
Isolation and loneliness.
Human trafficking and prostitution.
Alcoholism and substance abuse.
Mental health and loss of control.
Fear for health and safety of children.
Financial control and lack of independence.
Isolated from family and friends as control.
A feeling of nowhere to run and nobody to call.
The forms of trauma addressed in this video series are very real, and statistically you know several women and children who are living through or have endured and escaped from at least one of them. Those women could be members of your family, close friends, or people with whom you work or socialize.
Despite what we all want to believe, we often cannot tell. Many abusers learn from past mistakes, and only leave physical marks that are hidden under clothing. There are also no ways to see emotional, financial, or mental abuse and control. You might think the woman would come out to you for support, but will you feed and house the victim and her children? Will you face the abuser in their defense?
The path to escape must come from within, and through knowledge of what services and safety nets are available. Freedom comes from listening to others who have experienced the same trauma, and learning from how they moved forward.
Our program will educate the afflicted, stimulate a course of action, and initiate a plan for how they can regain control of their lives and escape the nightmare that has become their lifestyle.
Experience is the key element in this program, which is what makes it so unique and effective.
Sasha Parrell and Ashley Snowball, the creators of Born Legacy as they have lived the life of trauma and helped each other to escape and grow. That is the reason they are getting so much public support because they don't just talk the talk, they have walked the walk and then learned to run.
Anybody can read a book or attain a degree and call themselves an expert, but there is no teacher like living the subject. These women have struggled and overcome addictions to alcohol and drugs which they turned to after surviving sexual assault, violent abuse, and toxic relationships. They have also both faced near-death experiences.
Regardless, through a mixture of structured education and studies in philosophy and faith, they directed themselves while supporting each other onto a path of recovery and regrowth. They now want to share their knowledge with other women who will benefit from their guidance.
Our Producer, John, first met Sash and Ash at The Sandbox Centre.
We shared a common desire to help women in need, and made a good team.
Our first meeting was a group effort to make a big breakfast.
Our studio was not fully finished, but our first shoot went well.
Sash and Ash had to read from a prompter while rotating on a pedestal.
We are all very different kinds of people, but we gel well.
Social distancing made recording advocate videos interesting.
Local politicians and business owners stepped up to show their support.
Five Points Media is a not-profit-motivated social enterprise that exists to boost local charities, not-for-profit benevolent community groups, and local businesses. Our crew brings more than thirty years of international experience in journalism and documentary production. We have in five years donated more than 220 videos to more than 100 local charities and community organizations. We have been acknowledged officially as contributing supporters or partners of the Women and Children's Shelter of Barrie, St. John Ambulance, Barrie Pride, and other local organizations that are focused on improving our community and the standard of living for all.
For more than six years consecutively, our team working as our commercial division 3B Solutions, has been recognized by Three Best Rated, an international consumer reports group, as being the best video production team in Barrie. This year, 2020, our team is nominated for the 'Paying If Forward' altruism award to be presented by the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Barrie. We invite you to review our Testimonials page.