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She Won is a safe place for women whp share similar stories of abuse. It’s designed to foster healthy relationships and facilitate community among women that share similar stories. A luncheon will be held on April 8 at the Modern in Long Beach to “unite, celebrate and empower survivors so that they continue to take their rightful place in the world and thrive,” says a press release. “Being raped was horrible but feeling like I could never talk about it with anyone was even worse,” says Myesha Chaney, one of the survivors and founders of She Won. “My heart was broken after hearing so many women share the traumatic experience of being violated that I needed to do something. I wanted to create a space to acknowledge, recognize and empower the brave women and girls that have lived through sexual abuse,” she said. The luncheon will award local and accomplished survivors who have made significant contributions despite their past. A portion of the proceeds of the luncheon will go toward the She Won Empowerment Camp for Girls at California State University, Long Beach in July 2018. Chaney is a Long Beach native and the author of “Hiding Behind the Lipstick.”