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For anyone in the area, I’ll be bringing my one-woman musical to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, as a fundraiser for New Horizons Domestic Violence Services, sponsored by Wesleyan’s Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness, October 6th at 7:30pm.

Get tickets here:

Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness  (ASHA) is bringing Amy Oestreicher to campus this fall to have her perform her one-woman musical, Gutless and Grateful: How Losing My Stomach Made Me Hungry For Life, as a fundraiser for New Horizons Domestic Violence Services in Middletown. ALL TICKET SALES GO TO NEW HORIZONS. 

Amy Oestreicher was an ambitious, audacious teenager who had her life all planned out: go to college, win a Tony, and conquer the world. But life took an unexpected detour when the week before her high school senior prom, she found herself in unusual pain. She was rushed to the emergency room, and due to a blood clot, Amy’s stomach exploded to the ceiling of the operating room. After both lungs collapsed, she almost died.
Based in part on Amy’s personal experience surviving ten years of medical interventions, sexual abuse, and PTSD, Amy will perform her autobiographical one-woman musical (70 min), talk about the healing process of telling her story, and provide hope, help, resources, and insights. 


Wesleyan student tickets are $5, Wesleyan faculty/staff tickets are $10, and non-Wesleyan affiliated tickets are $15. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO NEW HORIZONS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES. Please reserve your tickets online at our eventbrite page and be prepared to pay at the door using cash or Venmo. If you can’t make the show but would like to donate, please venmo @rgt18 with the subject line “New Horizons.” 

New Horizons is a 24 hour operational non-profit organization that provides services to victims of domestic abuse. On an annual basis New Horizons provides services and shelter to over 1,000 women, children and male victims. The shelter itself is one element of a comprehensive approach to intimate partner violence (IPV) that also includes community education, support groups, individual counseling, court advocacy, a confidential hotline service, and consultation to CHC’s clinical provider teams. You can read more about New Horizons here: 

Amy Oestreicher is an artist, performer, activist, health advocate, and self proclaimed “jill-of-all-trades” who does work around sexual assault prevention and survival, mental health, and healing from trauma. She has created a solo musical called “Gutless & Grateful” as a way to heal herself after experiencing years of trauma and abuse that involved losing her stomach, surviving sexual abuse, and being unable to eat or drink for six years. Apart from being a survivor and activist, she is a TEDx and RAINN speaker, recipient of Great Comeback Awards, Health Activist Hero Finalist, writer for Huffington Post. Oestreicher is now attending Hampshire College as a student where she pursuing an arts degree that focuses on playwriting, theater, psychology, expressive arts, and theater of the oppressed. You can read more about Amy Oestreicher here:

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