Women Breaking Plates
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Women empower themselves, each other by breaking plates

Alexis Garcia, 22, of Downey breaks plates in L.A. on Jan. 12 . Women Breaking Plates is a “women’s healing and empowerment movement.” Participants throw dishes against a brick wall as a cathartic way of shattering their inner demons, breaking free of self-doubt and breaking through the limitations and expectations that society places on women. There is also drumming, dancing, punching and, hopefully, healing throughout the evening.

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Guests listen to drumming as part of the Women Breaking Plates movement Jan. 12 in Los Angeles.

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Andrea Lowell of Long Beach reacts to smashing plates Jan. 12 in Los Angeles.

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Diana Merino drums as part of Women Breaking Plates in L.A.

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Portrait of Mikeyla Sainz, 25, of Pasadena holding the plate she is preparing to smash.

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Cate Garwen, middle, of West Hollywood doing a energy healing practice during Women Breaking Plates.

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