The Rebuild Your Life Project, an empowerment outreach presented by MySavvySisters.Com is a continuous effort to support women during their most extreme life transitions.
To kick off this effort on April 11, 2011, Te-Erika Patterson, the publisher of MySavvySisters.Com gave away everything that she owned and became homeless on purpose to teach women how to overcome their fear of failure and survive emotionally and physically following an extreme loss. She aimed to showcase specific mental strategies women need to overcome failure as well as survival skills needed to make it through a life on the streets so that women would never be held bondage by fear of losing again and will be free to face life’s challenges head on.
MySavvySisters.Com’s publisher, Te-Erika Patterson, an inspirational journalist and author spent 4 months as a homeless individual in Hollywood, Florida. During her time as a homeless individual she accomplished the following goals:
1) Organized a job fair for homeless women and women in distress.
2) Raised money for a $650 rental assistance grant for women.
3) Reported on the benefits and pitfalls of the homeless lifestyle.
4) Secured a job as a waitress at Denny’s that enabled her to move up out of homelessness.
The Rebuild Your Life Project was documented daily in writing on MySavvySisters.Com and in a series of 93 videos on our youtube channel, Embrace Your Fantasy. Each video was recorded on a low budget pocket digital camera, edited and hosted by Te-Erika Patterson. You may view the entire documentary at this link.
A few of the mental strategies for success that Te-Erika taught while homeless:
10. Redefining Loss
12. Releasing Shame
The Rebuild Your Life Project didn’t end when Te-Erika moved up out of homelessness. In November, 2011, Te-Erika continued her efforts to empower women by partnering with Denny’s Restaurants to offer employment to women in distress.
On December 20, 2011, 14 South Florida Denny’s Restaurants Will Offer Employment To Those In Need In Support Of The Rebuild Your Life Project
Published Reports Inspired By The Rebuild Your Life Project
You can read Homeless On Purpose, Te-Erika’s investigative report based on The Rebuild Your Life Project originally published in the Westside Gazette.
Homeless On Purpose – Part 1-What Leads To Homelessness
Homeless On Purpose- Part 2 – The Benefits of Homelessness
Homeless On Purpose- Part 3 – The Pitfalls of Homelessness
Homeless On Purpose- Part 4 – The Homeless Mentality
Homeless On Purpose- Part 5 –Nothing Is Permanent
12 Key Characteristics that make all the difference between the 1% of America’s wealthy and those who are not. Available For Purchase on Kindle.
Now in Progress
The Rebuild Your Life Project- Los Angeles
A real-time web series that teaches you how to restart your life in a new city. Te-Erika Patterson, the publisher of MySavvySisters.Com allowed her readers to choose a city for her to move to in order to teach the steps necessary to rebuild your life in a new city by allowing them to watch her do it.
On June 27th, 2012, Te-Erika Patterson moved to Los Angeles with less than $200, no friends or family in the city and never having even visited the city before.
She has been (barely) surviving and documenting her journey while teaching lessons about overcoming obstacles relating to a relocation and trying to reach her goal of offering a $4,000 grant to a woman in Los Angeles. You CAN Rebuild Your Life in a new city. If she can do it, you can too. Be encouraged!
Interesting Highlights From Los Angeles
To view the rest of the living documentary visit The Rebuild Your Life Project- Los Angeles Youtube Playlist