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Portraits of Courage

Your story has power.

Each one of us has life-changing moments and an important story to tell. How would you spread your words of hope to those beginning their journey? What would you like to tell survivors?

Portraits of Courage is an ongoing photo project of empowerment hosted by Palomar, Oklahoma City’s Family Justice Center. We welcome submissions from all genders, ages, and cultural identities — we want survivors to see someone that looks like they do and know that they, too, can not only survive, but thrive. We know that often children, pets, and other loved ones survived the abuse or assaults as well, and we invite you to include them in your portrait if you would like.

If you or someone you know would like to participate in this upcoming project, please complete the form below. If you would like to participate by sharing your words, but not having your photo shared, you have that option as well. Images and words of encouragement may be posted in our building, as well as on our website and/or our social media pages.

Please submit your story and photo below to be included in our online portraits and/or printed materials. If you would like to be featured on our walls, please let us know in the comments and you will be contacted when we schedule our next portrait session dates. Portrait session for this project are free of charge.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] for more information.


  • When did you leave the abuser?
    Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    We want to recognize and include those who survived by your side -- be they children, pets, or others.
  • Please enter a number less than or equal to 5.
    If you change your mind later, you can always contact us at any time and we will take your photo and story down.