Points With Purpose

Points With PurposeDavid Ilan founded Points with Purpose (www.PointsWithPurpose.com) over 10 years ago. PWP is a thriving, art-centered, global, peer-support community. David is drawing the PWP portrait using only dots, a technique called pointillism. For every survivor or supporter who signs up for PWP, one, free, hand-drawn dot is placed in the portrait. One dot equals one survivor. The dots come together to represent a survivor who feels confident, proud and beautiful. The PWP community has helped thousands of survivors from more than 150 countries start and further the healing process. Also, because of PWP, many survivors have reported their assaults to the authorities and found professional help. Participants have emailed to say:

  • “Thanks so much for the Points with Purpose project. It gives the ones of us who have been assaulted a face.”
  • “The picture is beautiful. I found myself staring at it for 15 minutes, crying. You are creating an image that I wish to embody myself one day.”
  • “I’m proud to be a part of this project because of the love and caring that inspired it, and grateful to be part of it because I know it will help me to heal just a little more. “

May May Ali, social worker and daughter of Muhammad Ali is a supporter of PWP. She commented, “Points with Purpose is uniquely empowering to anyone who has lived through the experience of sexual abuse or rape. This approach to healing demonstrates in the most beautiful way that you are not alone. From darkness comes an inspirational work of art made up of so many people and their stories from all over the world.”