About Us

A PLACE OF HER OWN (PLACE) is an art based healing program dedicated to fostering the long-term mental health and wellbeing of women..

Who is PLACE for?: Open to all women. Grown from an Asian American cultural perspective, we focus on women of color, but open to  all women seeking a new way forward.
 PLACE especially works for women that are ready to share their stories as part of their healing and transformation. 
No art experience necessary, just a big interest in creative learning, growing and participating.

Founder/Director: Cynthia Tom
  BIOS of the Faculty and Advisors

​  2015 A PLACE OF HER OWN @SOMArts Cultural Center - Photo Cris Matos​​

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    A PLACE OF HER OWN Facilitators
  2. 2016 PLACE workshop session photo Reiko Fujii
    2016 PLACE workshop session photo Reiko Fujii
A PLACE OF HER OWN™  is a culturally informed, arts-based healing and transformation program
 consisting of 4 - 6 months of weekly workshops, culminating in an exhibition.

PLACE offers down to earth healing meditation techniques that relieve stress while opening up our ability to access and trust our intuition and heal. The work is designed to release underlying patterns and old habits along with their links to individual, family and cultural histories and patterns of dysfunction.

In order to thrive and take ownership of our life’s path, women must define what is important to them alone. 

We hope to inspire everyone to think deeply about where they’ve been, who they want to become and what they need to do to get there.
Learn how to:
  • Find inner peace and balance by letting go of the past, including trauma, move past patterns and fear.

  • Deconstruct and analyze their beliefs, rules, boundaries and ancestral patterns that dictate(d) choices in their lives.

  • Think critically about their aspirations to make informed decision about their present and future life.

  • Live in and trust their intuition, building new communities of support.