Since its inception, Esther Productions Inc. has been dedicated to serving girls and women who have grown up or are growing up without the active presence and involvement of their fathers in their lives. There are millions of such women in the United States and around the world whose self-esteem, self-perception, personal relationships and career successes have been marked by the documented challenges and traumas associated with father absence and general parental abandonment.
Esther Productions Inc has developed innovative, intimate, and evidence-based programs designed to serve this population of girls and women, including The Fatherless Daughter Reconciliation Project, Esther’s Butterfly Series, and Bridges: Family Reconciliation and Restoration.ogram has been created by a team of professionals-- counselors, therapists and community outreach specialists. Moreover, each program is evaluated annually using an internal and external process that allows Esther Productions Inc. to continually improve its efficiency and effectiveness in serving fatherless women, their families and communities.
THE FATHERLESS DAUGHTER RECONCILIATION PROJECT (FDRJ)
The Fatherless Daughter Reconciliation Project is a constellation of programs that include The Fatherless Daughters Speak Out, Discovering Me…Without You: An Annual Personal Essay Contest, Daughters Circle and Awakening: Women Power and Magic
Specifically designed for teen girls ages 13 through 17, The Fatherless Daughters SpeakOut guide participants to the path of self-actualization using fun arts-based interactive and intervention techniques. These sessions include PaintSpiration; MoveOver, and SayWhat!
Discovering Me...Without You: An Annual Personal Essay Contest is for teen girls 14-17 who live in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Region. It is designed to aid in the healing of fatherless girls by using the personal essay to help them discover their personal strengths and resilience. Cash prizes are presented to the winners and the writings of all finalists are published in a chapbook that is released in the spring of each year.
Often participants of Esther Productions Inc’s workshops and programs frequently want to stay connected. Daughters Circle is that vehicle for recharging girls and women who want to continue to be inspired and empowered by each other. These groups follow a specific format and meet as frequently as members choose.
The guiding light of the organization was and continues to be the book Whatever Happened to Daddy’s Little Girl? Many psychologists, therapists and other clinicians have confessed using it in their work with girls and women. Realizing that, Esther Productions Inc., working in partnership with such professionals designed The Awakening: Women Power & Magic, a three-part training series for fatherless women ages 25 through 45 and the professionals who serve them. The series also provides continuing education credits.
ESTHER’S BUTTERFLY SERIES: A Transformational Path for Girls and Women is a motivational, empowerment and networking program. It was created to aid women in development of personal and professional relationships. Women pioneers who have achieved success, overcoming various challenges, are featured speakers during intimate breakfast gatherings.
BRIDGES: FAMILY RECONCILIATION AND RESTORATION was created around the belief that family is the institutional foundation for everything—the individual and society. If it is weak or unstable, then the individual, without interventions, also will not possess the necessary strength of character and purpose to achieve in life. A community without cohesive, strong and loving families will be marked by various socio-economic and debilitating challenges. #FamilyMatters. The goal of BRIDGES is to educate the public about the critical role family plays in formation of an individual’s life and in the development of a strong community and society. Community conversations, symposia or conferences are held quarterly to achieve this stated purpose.