Tara Muldoon, the founder of F-YOU: A Project On Forgiveness, is helping young adults work through trauma and conflict resolutions. The F-You Project is also open to convicts and gang members choosing to walk through forgiveness.
When did it start?
Muldoon stated in an interview with Narcity, “I had just moved to Toronto when I was assaulted, I was 18 years old and I had no idea what pain that would cause and I just started acting out of anger.”
Seeing her abuser doing well and not holding any account to rape, Muldoon only had the option to focused on healing herself. It was the start of a movement as Muldoon was not able to receive justice over her offender. The idea came to her at an art show where she wondered where and how she would find justice in a justice system that failed her. She started the F-You Project in January of 2010, realizing she needed to find inner peace through forgiveness. It was only later that she found out her abuser was in fact abused as a child, thus the saying at F-YOU, hurt people hurt people.
The F-You Project is also open to convicts and gang members choosing to walk through forgiveness. In some cases, inmates do not feel the hurt they caused was wrong. Others were able to own up to the hurt that they caused and were more apologetic. F-YOU helped about 500 inmates at various jails according to their own website. F-YOU will continue to encourage inmates to release their anger and find inner peace.