Forest and the Femme ↟ @forestandthefemme6 months ago ·  Downtown Eastside

Many of our volunteers get involved with us because of the healing that nature has brought to them, and their wish to make that healing more accessible to others. In their words: "There is so much evidence that proves without a doubt that access to nature has positive health benefits. I know from personal experience how much getting outdoors helps with anxiety, depression and self-esteem. I don’t even know if I would still be here today if I hadn’t discovered how to help support my mental wellness through nature. It literally changed my life. We don’t expect anyone’s life to change because of Forest and the Femme because the barriers that the women face are so much more complex and the world can be a cruel place for them. But I know that they deserve the opportunity to get out there and feel all of those good feelings too."