Join us for a panel with three inspiring women in recovery. They will share how their lives have changed and what creative turns their careers have taken. We are sure you will find them just as inspiring as we do.
When & Where?
- Mark your calendars for November 23, 2021,7:00 pm.
- We will come together virtually since our panelists will be joining from Washington, D.C., Chicago and Los Angeles.
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Emma Holland Denvir
Founder & Interior Designer
Emma Holland Denvir is an interior designer and has been working in the industry, on the client side or behind the scenes at various brands, for the past decade. Her cumulative experiences in the design industry finally led her to start Denvir Enterprises and Work in Progress (WIP). Emma reached a point where her skill set coincided with her wish to no longer work with people who kept her down or had very different views. Through WIP, she has the opportunity to choose with which artists, designers and manufacturers she wants to work and build relationships with. Emma wants to create a company where employees and collaborators are representative of the real world. Learn more about Emma and her work on her website.
Interdisciplinary Artist & Filmmaker
Maggie Meiners is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker born and raised outside of Chicago who uses cultural artifacts, media and iconography to talk about experiences with the purpose of leveraging her personal portrayal rather than the prevailing cultural narrative. Through the lens of humor, feminism and various mediums, she engages in self-analysis and critique to arrive at a truthful and authentic version of herself. Maggie’s art has been widely exhibited and remains in the permanent collections of the Illinois Institute of Art, Wheaton College and others. Learn more about Maggie on her website.
Playwright, Actress, Vice President of Engagement
As the vice president of engagement at Ashley Addiction Treatment, Tara Handron, leads the alumni and development departments as well as external affairs and strategic partnerships. In addition to her role at Ashley, Tara has a robust theatrical resume and is the playwright and sole performer of the one-woman show “Drunk with Hope.” The play evolved out of her master’s thesis research of female recovering alcoholics. Since premiering at Georgetown University in April 2008, “Drunk with Hope” has been performed at independent theaters like H Street Playhouse in Washington, D.C., festivals like the Hollywood Fringe Festival, and numerous recovery events, treatment centers, colleges and jails. Tara also holds a B.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and an M.A. with distinction in communication, culture and technology from Georgetown University. Tara has been sober for 21 years and loves to share her experiences to give others hope. To learn more, check out Tara’s website.