AWE: Alive We're Empowered


AWE was all about people who are SURVIVORS of LIFE'S ADVERSITY. For this nationwide search, we reached out through all of our social media channels as well as researching for new channels to find and cast people who have survived: Physical, Emotional, Medical, Sexual, Abusive Relationships and more.


Our search lasted 4 weeks and resulted in live auditions in our NYC studio of over 75 inspiring, strong, wonderful people. The stories that Donna Grossman was able to reveal and document were amazing, powerful and emotional.


The casting resulted in more stories and people than we could have imagined. In the end, of the 75 people who came to the casting, AWE chose 6 incredible men and women. Richard Phibbs provided amazing photography and Directed the video with Joe Toto's fantastic Cinematography.