About The Urbane Flower Project
The Urbane Flower Project is here. We are compassionate about empowering women. Our vision is to connect women together who are blossoming and thriving in life with those who want to do the same. That's how we help each other grow. Our mission is simple. Get planted and spread seeds of change. We do this within ourselves, our communities, and in our respective gardens of influence.
"Our Mission Is Simple. Get Planted- Spread Seeds Of Change!"
The Seed. In 2014, The Urbane Flower was established as an online community offering monthly articles on spiritual growth & personal development. The Urbane Flower evolved into a project when it's creator, Heather Gee, began to see that there was so much more work that needed to be done outside of the virtual space.
Getting Planted. In January of 2016, the now established Urbane Flower Project took laser focus on the issue of Domestic Sex Trafficking due to the alarming rise of cases throughout Metro Atlanta. On Women's Day in March 2016, The Urbane Flower Project hosted an open forum on sex trafficking with panelist from the International Human Trafficking Institute, Centers for Disease Control, MARTA, Out of Darkness, Wellspring Living, Journalist Alisha Gordon, and South DeKalb Police Precinct Commander, Major K. D. Johnson. The goal of the discussion was to inform the community of the issue, start the conversation and take action.
Spreading Seeds of Change. The Urbane Flower Project hosted a series of community meetings throughout the spring of 2016 to plan and execute a Summer community-wide outreach called 'TUF Nite Out:Save Our Girls'. The objective was to increase awareness of Domestic Sex Trafficking within the community and engage the women and girls on the street. With the help of over 40 volunteers, TUF Nite Out reached over 175 women throughout Metro Atlanta giving them much-needed resources and information on how to get help.
In April of 2017, The Urbane Flower Project began hosting 'TUF Words: Healing Through HerStory' a monthly empowerment and supportive gathering for women in Metro Atlanta. TUF Words serves to promote personal growth for women who've come to share life experiences and learn effective methods of growth and change. All in the interest of self-care and wellness.
"All things work together..." We are here for women and girls who want to grow through life. In 3 years, The Urbane Flower Project has been continually cultivating every seed planted. We look forward to more growth and perpetual seasons of full bloom ahead.
Heather Gee is an Alumna of Alabama State University, and a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated. After 8 years of working in the public sector of Social Services, Heather 'Gee', was inspired to spark a social change movement of women reaching out to help other women grow through life.
Heather is an advocate for women's empowerment and LeadHership. She has led workshops for welfare to work programs, women's empowerment, volunteerism and community outreach. Heather is also a trainer and public speaker for Georgia Cares, a statewide organization serving all child sex trafficking victims in GA.