wall flowers project
Wall flowers. Plants growing out of rocks. Plants surviving without easy access to basic survival needs, such as water and nutrients. And yet, these plants seemingly flourish, their hardships mostly hidden from view.
about the wall flowers project
The plants photographed for this project are dedicated to those who have experienced or lived with domestic violence. This book is a reminder that despite the odds, survivors can emerge from the abuse and violence to flourish, much like flowers growing out of rocks. And once survivors are liberated from an abusive situation, they will emerge as the strong, beautiful people those around them always knew they could be. That is the spirit of the wall flowers project. ​ 

The project title
Wall flowers is intentionally written as two words. "Wallflowers" (one word) suggests, by definition, someone who is shy, unpopular, or socially inadequate. Wall flowers, on the other hand, are those who may experience shyness or social inadequacy because of the domestic violence they have endured. And yet, they have moved on to blossom, despite those circumstances. ​
© 2018 angela herrmann http://wallflowersproject.com
domestic violence awareness
You are not alone.
Anyone can experience sexual assault or domestic violence.

​Rich … poor … old … young … married … single … professional … unemployed … LGBTQ+ ... straight ... religious … nonreligious ... Anyone can experience sexual assault or domestic violence, regardless of gender. If you have experienced domestic violence, the first thing you need to consider is your own safety. Find the resource below that works best for you.

​Make the call

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Pay it forward

  • Buy the book for yourself, a friend, your public library, or your neighborhood's Little Free Library.
    Find a Little Free Library near you: https://littlefreelibrary.org
  • Order this book online (link coming soon). All proceeds benefit Middle Way House, a nationally recognized program that works to empower survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault by providing shelter, legal services, housing, and advocacy services in Bloomington, Indiana.