Talk-About # 1Regular price $25.00
For more than a decade, Jenny Forks has had it on her heart to write about the incredible challenges and transformative moments that shaped her into the internationally renowned business woman she is today.
Now she is!
In November, 2022, Jenny's book "Feet First" will go to print with Merack Publishing!
Between now and then, Jenny will be hosting a series of "Talk Abouts!" Intimate events where Jenny will share pieces of her story, carefully curated for each event for an evening of inspiration and hope as we continue to navigate the challenges life throws at us every day.
The Overview of Jenny's Story:
In September of 1999, 18-year-old Jenny Forks was held at knifepoint by her 2-month old baby’s biological father, forced onto the bottom bed of a bunk bed and sexually assaulted while he laughed manically, interspersing his actions with death threats. In that moment, Jenny dug deep, found a strength that goes far beyond herself, she fought back and broke free. It was the second, and last, time he tried to kill her.
By 18 years old, Jenny Forks experienced firsthand how people are fallible. Raised in the church, she struggled when she became pregnant. Many people in her church turned their backs on her, her school board tried to abolish her, and she discovered that many of her once-considered friends were unreliable acquaintances. But, she was able to find strength through her faith which gave her the courage to push past stereotypes and terrible expectations.Jenny seeks to impress hope in listeners by sharing her stories.
“If people group you into a category, that doesn’t mean they have determined your destiny!” — Jenny Forks
Since June is National PTSD Awareness month, we figured it would be a great start! 100% of the proceeds from the event will go towards Circle of Arms, a non-profit who’s mission is to promote mental health awareness through education, fill gaps, and break stigma primarily among veterans, women, and minority communities. Founded in 2019 by a USAF Veteran.
According to the American Psychiatric Association, "Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, or rape or who have been threatened with death, sexual violence or serious injury."Currently, 3.5% of the American population — over 1,153,000 people — will experience PTSD in their lifetime. And we want to help!
Talk-Abouts # 1:
- Location: Ippodaro Natural Salon - 7300 Blanco Rd STE 604, San Antonio, TX 78216
- Date: 6/30/2022 (Thursday)
- Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
- Ticket Price - $25
100% of the event's proceeds will go to Circle of Arms!
In addition to entry, a ticket will get the following:
- Goodie bag from J.Forks Designs
- 6 Raffle Tickets
*** Tickets are non-refundable***
On the night of 6/30/22 we will randomly draw winners for four cool prizes.
- Prize 1: $50 Gift Card to J.Forks Designs
- Prize 2: Another $50 Gift Card to J.Forks Designs
- Prize 3: $50 Gift Card to Ippodaro Natural Salon
- Prize 4: Another $50 Gift Card to Ippodaro Natural Salon
*** Each ticket ($25) will come with 6 raffle Tickets
(Yes! You CAN win a gift certificate without attending the event!)