About The Breathe Network
We believe that embodied approaches to healing will allow survivors to reclaim and reconnect their physical, emotional and spiritual selves in the aftermath of sexual violence – allowing them to live their lives in a full and integrated way. We envision that the sense of empowerment and life purpose that may be discovered through the transformational process of holistic healing will develop creative, engaged and compassionate leaders around our globe – leaders that will both expand our understanding of resilience and bring an end to sexual violence.
The Breathe Network connects survivors of sexual violence with sliding-scale, trauma-informed, holistic healing arts practitioners across the United States and Canada. We educate and train healing arts practitioners on the nuanced impacts of sexual violence as well as techniques to increase trauma-informed care within their practice in order to best serve the unique needs of survivors.
Learn more about The Breathe Network team below!
Molly Boeder Harris | Founder & Executive Director
Molly Boeder Harris was launched into the field of sexual violence advocacy and trauma healing after surviving being raped in 2003. Exploring many diverse resources for recovery in the aftermath of the assault, she found that the approaches which integrated the physical, mental, energetic and spiritual impacts of trauma proved to be the most effective and the most empowering. She sustains her ongoing recovery by incorporating these complementary healing arts modalities into her daily life. Molly has worked in community-based rape crisis centers as a medical and legal advocate and has provided crisis intervention support and prevention education for students on two college campuses. Recognizing the barriers to accessing holistic healing resources, combined with her direct experience of their profound ability to promote resilience, led her to develop the vision for The Breathe Network. She believes that centering survivors’ healing in a way that attends to their bodies, minds and souls is fundamental within the larger movement to end sexual violence. Molly holds a Master’s Degree in International Studies, a Master’s Certificate in Women’s & Gender Studies and is training to become a certified Somatic Experiencing practitioner. In addition, she has been teaching yoga for nearly a decade and offers public classes, private instruction, workshops focused on healing trauma through yoga and trauma-informed yoga teacher trainings across the country.
The Breathe Network Board Members
Joliz Cedeño is a youth development specialist who has trained students and educators in Croatia, Bosnia, South Africa, and across the United States on issues of social justice, foreign policy, and tech education. Her expertise led her to work with V-Day, the movement to end violence against women and girls, to advance their youth initiative, V-Girls. At V-Day she developed a curriculum targeted for youth ages 13-25 on gender based violence, health and identity. As a survivor Joliz believes in providing resources for healing to communities that may lack access. This passion drew her to the mission of The Breathe Network. Currently Joliz is the Senior Program Manager and Communications Lead at ScriptEd where she provides young people with the tools and access to disrupt the tech industry. Her command for social media has led to consulting for Studio 189 – a social enterprise that consist of creativities that seeks to provide a platform to help promote and curate African and African-inspired content. She has shared her expertise in tech education and youth empowerment through speaking engagements at Games for Change Conference, Digital Media and Learning Conference, NY State Association of Independent Schools, Games Learning Society, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the United Nations to name a few. Originally from the South Bronx, she can be found testing recipes and enjoying her reign as pop culture trivia queen in her Brooklyn apartment.
Katherine Fisher is an Emmy nominated, and Gotham, Peabody, and GLAAD Award winning producer. She has over 14 years of experience producing narrative and documentary films, and planning and managing events and festivals. Katherine has worked throughout the United States, most recently in Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, and at Standing Rock, North Dakota, as well as in the UK, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In 2016 Katherine produced the acclaimed short film Ink – currently making the festival circuit – by award winning writer/director Rosie Haber and starring Isabelle Fuhrman (The Hunger Games, Masters Of Sex, Orphan) and Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant, The Miseducation of Cameron Post). In 2015 she produced the Emmy Nominated new media series Her Story directed by Sydney Freeland (Diedra & Laney Rob A Train, Drunktowns Finest) about the dating lives of trans and queer women in Los Angeles. She’s produced music videos for Grammy nominated band Tegan and Sara, as well as indy darlings Spectacular Spectacular, and was the co-producer on the short film One Billion Rising which was featured at Sundance Film Festival in 2014.
From 2004 – 2015 Katherine worked with V-Day, the worldwide movement to end violence against women and girls, where she was Events Director. Through V–Day her work includes events at The Apollo Theater, The Louisiana Superdome, The New Orleans Arena, The Manhattan Center, Studio 54, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, and The Brooklyn Museum of Art. From 2013 – 2015 Katherine was the Communications and Special Events Director for One Billion Rising, a global initiative to raise awareness of — and end — violence against women which saw millions of activists in over 200 countries and territories come together for the largest day of action to end violence against women in history. She is also a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Stacy Kellogg is passionate about The Breathe Network’s inspiring and far-reaching vision to build survivors’ access to holistic healing. She brings a multifaceted variety of experience from both the Social Justice and Healing Arts realms to our organization. Stacy earned her BS in Business Administration in 2005 from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco in 2011. Her 12+ years of experience working in the Social Justice field has given her the opportunity to confront a variety of important issues ranging from anti-violence advocacy services in rural communities to building affordable housing, conducting inmate rehabilitation classes, and teaching vocational skills in urban cities. Stacy has enjoyed the opportunity to serve a number of organizations from a range of roles; including her experience as a volunteer hotline advocate, Board member, staff member and a former Executive Director. Stacy also brings her own healing arts background to our mission as a certified Nia Technique dance teacher. She received her White Belt in 2011 and her Blue Belt in 2014. Stacy lives in New York City and is a proud member of the Enrollment Team at Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts.
Tony Montenieri has spent the past 12 years working side by side with Tony Award Winning playwright and activist Eve Ensler. He serves as Vice President of Ensler’s production company, Lotus Productions and as the Director of Operations of V-Day. V-Day is the global movement to end violence against women and girls which grew out of Ensler’s infamous play The Vagina Monologues and has raised over 125 million dollars towards ending violence against women and girls. On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, February 14th, 2013, it launched its most ambitious campaign, One Billion Rising, which inspired millions of people in 207 countries to mobilize against violence. V-Day has taken Tony around the globe addressing the issue of violence against women and girls in such places as India, Bangladesh, Egypt and the Democratic Republic of Congo, where V-Day opened and supports City of Joy, a transformational leadership center where survivors of gender violence turn their pain into power. In his tenure with Ensler he has worked both on and off-Broadway, most recently producing her critically acclaimed play Emotional Creature, The Secret Life of Girls Around the World as well as working on Ensler’s newest play O.P.C. at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University.