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Mon, Feb 27


Flying Pig Improv

Panel discussion - “When Love Goes Bad”

Love can start out all rainbows and unicorns but later turn into something much different.

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Panel discussion -  “When Love Goes Bad”
Panel discussion -  “When Love Goes Bad”

Time & Location

Feb 27, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Flying Pig Improv, 3203 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67218, USA


About the event

When Love Goes Bad Panel Discussion

This event is open to the public. Registration is $10

This event meets at the Flying Pig Improv at 3203 E. Douglas Ave. from 6 to 8 PM

Program: When Love Goes Bad Panel Discussion

Love can start out all rainbows and unicorns but later turn into something much different. We

all know someone who seems to be trapped in a toxic relationship. What do you as a friend to

steer them toward a resolution?

A panel of experts will give tips on how to be a supportive friend, outline available resources

and tell how to protect themselves and others if abuse becomes physical.


Janet Federico, MBA,, MFA –  Illustrator, Speaker, Author

Janet Federico is a trauma educator, licensed artist, award-winning author, and speaker from Washington, DC now based in the Midwest Her art has been on display at the Wichita Art Museum, the Wilson K. Cadman Art Gallery, City Arts, and InterUrban Art House to name a few. An award-winning author, Janet has been featured in Elephant Journal, Writer’s Digest, and The Mighty.

In 2020, Janet launched Owl Medicine to provide greeting cards and art products for life’s “unspeakable” situations.

Janet is the former Executive Director of Thrive ICT, an organization devoted to providing long-term support to survivors of violence. In her continued advocacy efforts, Janet works to change the conversation around long-term survivorship and to educate others about the reality of living with trauma in the aftermath.

Janet holds a Master of Fine Arts in Fiction, a Master of Business Administration, and is a Diamonds Graduate of the Gemological Institute of America.

Kay Cherryholmes, MSW, LMSW

Kay is a Licensed Master Social Worker who works with children, adolescents, and adults ranging in age from 8 to 100+.

Kay's practice focus includes depression, anxiety, ADHD, blended families, divorce, adjustment disorders, trauma, and grief. Kay has extensive experience working with children and adolescents in the foster care system.

Kay assesses each individual to identify specific needs and tailors her therapeutic approach for that person using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Structured Problem Solving.

Tami Wagstaff, Executive Director of Raise My Head Foundation and Forensic RN

Tami has an extensive background in health care. After serving as a Registered Nurse for 35 years, Tami worked as a hospital nurse, developing programs for pregnant and parenting teens, working with grants, and managing different health offices such as Director of Nursing, Director of Programming, and case management.    Recently, Tami has focused on trauma-informed care and healing the effects of trauma. This experience serves her well as she oversees the Raise My Head Foundation's two-year residential program, working with women survivors of human trafficking.    Tami values her faith in Jesus and spending time with her husband and daughter. She's dedicated to healing and serving others.

Tressa Lauderdale, Community Outreach Liaison -  StepStone Ministries

Tressa Lauderdale serves as the Community Outreach Liaison for StepStone, a nonprofit organization that offers affordable transitional housing and free and confidential supportive services for people who have experienced Intimate Partner Violence. 

Tressa is passionate about equipping people to appropriately support survivors and enjoys connecting with the community through networking, educational vendor booths, and complimentary presentations for local businesses, churches, and organizations. Domestic Violence is a topic that pushes people’s buttons, so she creatively promotes DV Awareness through her purple button initiative. See Tressa for a button and ask how to collaborate to make a difference on this important issue!

Thank you to our sponsor, Optometric Billing Solutions! 

Located at 10501 W. Hampton Lakes in Maize, OBS is a woman-owned nationally recognized insurance billing company for optometrist clinics in 43 states. It was named by Wichita Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Wichita, based on confidential employee job satisfaction surveys.

If you’re ready for a career in an employee-centered company with flexible hours and options to work at home after training, OBS wants to talk to you! Go to for more information.

Thank you to Flying Pig Improv for also sponsoring this event! 


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