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 encourage women to teach women how to overcome their fear of failure. 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.
MySavvySisters.Com 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:
1. Reprogram Yourself
2. You’re Supposed To Be Happy
3. Detach Yourself
4. Be Non Resistant
5. Eliminate Irrational Beliefs
6. Getting Out Of An Abusive Relationship
7. You Are Not A Victim
8. Own Your Greatness
9. Make Peace With Where You Are
10. Redefining Loss
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 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.
The Rebuild Your Life Project continues to accept donations that will fund:
2) Survival give-aways, scholarships and financial assistance awards for women.
To Donate By Postal Mail
Address checks to:
The Rebuild Your Life Project
P.O. Box 221736
Hollywood, FL 33022
To Donate Online
Paypal donations accepted by sending them to mysavvysisters[at]gmail.com
To Donate Goods or Services
All goods or services donated to The Rebuild Your Life Project will be used as give-aways for our readers. Please send an email to the Lateenya, our Executive Assistant with details about your company, a photo and your offer.
To leave a voice message of support:
Publisher, My Savvy Sisters