Phoenix Rising
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we want to see you rise!

we are a Social Impact Startup Focused on healing & empowering survivors of sexual assault & violence.

our vision & Mission

to support survivors of sexual assault & violence with messages of love & self care. We believe the healing journey is a beautiful thing & we want our work to reflect that. our platform strives to take an intersectional approach to normalizing mental health while making healing accessible to all, no matter where They are on Their journey.  

we give back

When you purchase our products you are supporting these phoenix organizations & Projects.  Check back often,  we are always Expanding our Wings & reach. check out our Shop to learn more. 




This documentary challenges social perceptions of sexual exploitation by highlighting survivor-leaders, as they transform their oppression into compassion and defiance using advocacy, theater, and entrepreneurship to combat human trafficking in California.

FreeFrom Strives to make safety affordable for all survivors of domestic violence so that they can build lives free from violence for themselves and their children.

STAND! For Families Free of Violence is a catalyst for breaking the multi-generational cycle of violence, promoting safe and strong relationships, and rebuilding lives.


MISSSEY Provides services to commercially sexually exploited youth, and works for systemic change with the youth they serve.



we believe healing is a Beautiful thing 


Meet the Phoenix team



Melissa M. Barker, Founder 

Born and raised in the bay Area, Melissa is a chage agent for her community. she founded the phoenix project in hopes of brining hope and healing to survivors of sexual Assault & violence. a self identifed Survivor herself, this project is near and dear to her heart.

Melissa is also a researcher and currently working on her doctoral research. She is in the early phases collecting stories from survivors on the ways they have found healing, especially in this post #MeToo world. If you are Interested in Participating in this study or learning more please email melissa directly at