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July 18 • 2013

'Goddess On The Go'

H

ow does one become a
"Goddess On the Go?"
Women ages 18 and older can
find out from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday,
Aug. 4, at the Oak Park Recreation
Center, 14300 Oak Park Blvd.
Goddess On the Go
reconnects women to
their essential needs,
so they can experi-
ence life with a full
"tank" of gratitude
and glow.
Many times,
women are busy
Leora Edut
running from place
to place, forgetting the importance of
what it is to take care of themselves.
They get disconnected from their bod-
ies, their needs and their intuition, for-
getting what makes them happy — or
that they even deserve to feel good at
all.
At Goddess On the Go workshops,
women can connect, move their bodies
and uncover their bombshell beauty in
a fun space designed to heal and create
lasting fulfillment.
Goddess On the Go founder Leora
Edut, an Oak Park native, daughter of
local rabbi Dorit Edut and current New

York City-based makeup artist, has a
passion for creating glamorous and
elegant looks.
In 2008, Leora Edut began working
with GEMS, an organization dedicated
to helping young women and girls who
have experienced commercial sexual
exploitation and domestic trafficking to
exit the commercial sex industry.
In addition to hosting beauty-related
fundraisers for GEMS, Edut realized
she wanted to share what she had been
learning through her own spiritual
growth and journey with the girls.
She began organizing biweekly mini
Goddess On the Go classes.
Led by a compelling group of experts
on wellness, spirituality and beauty,
participants dive into all that's divine
about being a woman.
On Aug. 4, participants will hear pre-
sentations from motivational speaker
Dr. Rose Moten, financial adviser Julie
Dankovich, meditation experts Hope
Ellerholz and Becky Sideon and makeup
artist Leora Edut.
A portion of all Goddess On the Go
proceeds goes to support GEMS. For
more information and ticket prices,
contact Leora@Goddess-onthego.com
or Susie@Goddess-onthego.com. ❑

Addressing An Unspoken Taboo

Local author gives hope to a hurting community.

Shannon Mackie

Special to the Jewish News

A

ccording to local author
and public speaker Laura
Solomon, many people
believe that domestic violence, sui-
cide, rape and abortion just don't
happen in the Jewish community.
But, with her book, Normal Life,
Solomon is focused on opening up
the discussion about these formerly
taboo topics because she has experi-
enced them herself.
Just four years after surviving rape
and having an abortion at age 18,
Solomon lost her mother to suicide.
She went on to marry twice, dur-
ing which time she was subjected to
domestic violence.
"At that time, no one talked about
those things," Solomon said. "It was
so shame-based. But the reality is
that these things happen all the time.
Wouldn't we be better off if we just
told the truth about these situa-
tions so that no one thinks they are
alone?"
Solomon wrote Normal Life, avail-
able on Amazon, after she realized

that her story
could help many
more people.
"There were
so many secrets
inside me she
said. "I felt that
I needed to get
Laura Solomon
it out in order to
help others. We
are only as sick as our secrets."
Solomon says domestic violence
affects one in four families — and it
doesn't discriminate. "It happens to
families in every age range, ethnic
background, socio-economic level
and religion," she said.
Through Haven, an organization
that aims to eliminate domestic vio-
lence, Solomon shares her story of
hope with others. She left her abuser
and is now happily remarried with
seven children, ranging in age from
14 to 26, and two stepchildren. She
lives in West Bloomfield.
"I'm a completely transparent per-
son," Solomon said. "I talk to people
about being transparent and honest
about what we're facing so that we
can help each other." ❑

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