“Homeless to the White House” encourages ongoing empowerment movement
Studio City, CA – June 20, 2018 – Des Moines, Iowa native Tess Cacciatore earned Amazon “Best Seller” status on day one when releasing her memoir, “Homeless to the White House,” and kicking-off a multi-market book tour from her home town yesterday (June 19).
“Homeless to the White House” – is a riveting tale of the author’s travels through six continents, searching for the meaning of life. Her saga begins in the heart of the Congo with a gun pointed at her head. It closes on the peaceful shores at the Sea of Cortez, healed from domestic violence, homelessness and life’s adversities, ready to give birth to the next chapter in her life.
“The end of this book is truly a new beginning,” said Cacciatore, co-founder and CEO of the Global Women’s Empowerment Network (GWEN). “My life has been filled with adventure and adversity, heartbreak and hope. I realized that sharing my story was the perfect way to set in motion my lifelong calling to help others.”
Climbing as high as Number Five, and currently at Number 15, on Amazon’s Best Seller list for Faith-based books, “Homeless to the White House” serves as the official launching point for GWEN’s #Reveal2Heal cultural movement. Coinciding with today’s redefining social initiatives, such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, the author looks to motivate community-driven activism and inspire enlightened and empowering action. She wants women and men from around the world to join forces, share their stories and drive positive social change.
“This is an important time for men and women to come together and heal,” explains Cacciatore. “By sharing, we overcome personal adversities and abuses to find self-love, self-reliance and self-empowerment.
It’s important that we embrace uncertainties and life challenges and be part of an open, honest dialogue that transforms lives.”
Introducing the book in Cacciatore’s hometown of Des Moines, Iowa, creates the perfect backdrop
for sharing her story and initiating this important grassroots effort. During this launch week, the author has scheduled a series of events and activities to create awareness for the book and build support for the #Reveal2Heal cultural movement.
- A local GWEN advisory team is being organized in Iowa to customize and localize ongoing #Reveal2Heal grassroots initiatives and support area partnerships focusing on abuse, trafficking, homelessness, addiction or another important social challenge.
- A book signing event is scheduled at Beaverdale Books from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sat., June 23.
- The author will participate in a CultureALL Open Book interactive presentation during ArtFest Midwest at the Iowa State Fairgrounds from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sat., June 23.
Beyond Des Moines, Cacciatore is taking her book promotion and empowerment efforts on the road to key markets across the country. Locations currently scheduled during the remainder of 2018 and into 2019 include: Cacciatore’s home market of Los Angeles; Columbia, MO, where she attended Stephens College; and 12 other major metro areas throughout the country: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.
About the Author
Tess Cacciatore is co-founder and CEO of GWEN (Global Women’s Empowerment Network), established in 2012. The award-winning producer, videographer, journalist, keynote speaker, storyteller, social entrepreneur – and now published author – has dedicated her life to advocating for peace, justice and equality around the globe.
Recognizing that everyone’s story has value, Tess provides support for those who struggle to find their voice. She is a connector using entertainment, technology, and philanthropy to bridge people and cultures worldwide. Throughout the years, Tess has participated in various international forums, including the United Nations (Geneva and New York), speaking on behalf of women and children. Today, she continues her quest to advance humanity and enhance life quality with her inspiring memoir and the ongoing #Reveal2Heal grassroots, cultural movement.
The Global Women’s Empowerment Network (GWEN) utilizes the power of media and technology to enable people to share their stories and transform their lives. By design, GWEN is led by women and to be joined by all. Through live-stream events, online-curriculum, and in-person workshops, GWEN offers a safe place for people from all cultures and all ages, to reveal their story so that healing can begin. Stay in touch on Facebook and Twitter.
With our 501c3 not-for-profit status, gifts and donations to GWEN programs and initiatives are tax deductible.
Jeff Huggins, APR
Huggins Consulting Group