For speaking and training inquiries, email Info@ShamelessSurvivors.com
As a survivor of intimate violence culminating in an attempted murder-suicide, I bring a unique vision of what it takes to migrate instant unanticipated change and offer a glimpse into the who, what, and how of intimate partner violence.
Medical professionals will learn how to screen, recognize and effectively approach patients about intimate partner violence including how to handle disclosure.
Legal professionals will understand and mitigate risk to family law clients.
Corporations will benefit from the development of effective corporate domestic violence workplace policies.
Past Engagements Include:
TSA/Transportation Safety Administration
VCU Medical Center
Ware-Dunn Advances in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Henrico County Police Department
Richmond City Police Department
Mary Washington University
Washington & Lee University
Christopher Newport University
Virginia Union University
Coalition of 100 Black Women
NBC – https://www.nbcnews.com/video/journey-of-a-bullet-stories-of-gunshot-survivors-965714499557
Time – Gun Violence, Woman Shot By Husband Calls For Gun Control
National Domestic Violence Hotline – Breaking Free From PTSD
Vogue – Domestic Abuse Essay, Gun Safety, National Gun Violence Awareness Day
The Lily – Survivors of Domestic and Gun Violence Like Me Are Fighting To Save Lives
Huffington Post – Why Didn’t You Just Leave?
The Washington Post – Small Change In Virginia’s Gun Laws Makes A Big Difference for
Domestic Violence Victims
Virginia Pilot – Failing Women and Families In Virginia
2017 National Association of Social Workers VA Citizen of the Year Award
2015 Cole Sydnor Trauma Survivors Giving Back Award/VCU Medical Center,
2014 Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance Action Honor Hope Award,
2012 VCU Medical Center Injury and Violence Prevention Program Project Empower Award.
Legislative Initiatives for Intimate Partner Homicide Reduction
Testimony – United States House Of Representatives Steering & Policy Committee Hearing: “Domestic Violence & Guns: An Epidemic for Women & Families” June 2015
Testimony – Virginia General Assembly, various homicide reduction bills 2014/2015/2016/2017
Speaker – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Bill Signing of historic landmark legislation prohibiting possession of firearms for respondents of Permanent Protective Orders and Class 6 Felony for failure to comply