Why a Nest?
The Beginnings of Survivor Nest
In the fall of 2016, Carla Beatrice's family created a giant nest out of wisteria branches from a recently cut tree in her yard. As an artist and energy healer who focused on helping women connect to their creative center, Beatrice already used the imagery and metaphor of the nest to reference the womb space and creative energy center, made familiar to her through her study of Holistic Pelvic CareTM with Tami Lynn Kent. In the summer of 2017, Beatrice collaborated with photographer Tabitha Robinson-Alden, offering the Inner Nest Project as a fundraiser for the bIRch house, a newly formed non-profit for incest survivors.