Hakawati is a powerful movement to help heal, and as a result be healed by, displaced refugees and marginalized peoples as they preserve their culture and testimony of resilience.

Hakawati integrates the work of professional artists, renowned spiritual teachers, innovators, scientists and therapists with a commitment to transform trauma through authentic storytelling.

Hakawati understands that narrative is central to our personal empowerment and also to how we as humans, the storytelling animal, function in and navigate our world. Hakawati believes in the power of storytelling to shift, first, individual limitations, to then engender our collective awakening, knowing we are all in symbiotic relationship.

Hakawati commits to inspiring collective action in troubled times and spaces. As a meeting place to witness trauma and support its alchemy towards inspiration and creativity, Hakawati aspires to empower the seemingly disempowered: to help un-silence the silenced and amplify the compassionate humanity of all of us.