There are many reasons it can take a long time to end an abusive relationship. One common reason is simply not recognizing that you are being abused, or not wanting to admit it. We have all read articles and watched movies about abuse. You may have found some similarities with other people’s stories and your […]
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to end sexual assault and domestic violence. I am an author, speaker, attorney, advocate, and survivor. My passion is empowering and inspiring us all to end these epidemics. I would love to help you feel excited about your work, and about
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The Empowered Advocate
Advocacy is one of the toughest, and most rewarding, professions in the world. You see people at their lowest, and you have the opportunity to see them rising to become their best. You see the invisible and mend the broken. You give people hope and help them find their voice. Advocacy is more than a job – it’s a passion. It becomes part of who you are. But as you focus so much energy on empowering survivors, you may have forgotten to empower yourself. You may be starting to feel helpless, frustrated, burned out, unappreciated, and exhausted.
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What I Do
I have served in this field for over 17 years, as an attorney and advocate. I’ve worked with thousands of survivors, and trained thousands of professionals. I help people connect with one another. I help us remember why we got into this work in the first place. Above all, I help people remember that they matter – that we all do.
From the blog
If you are in the process of leaving an abusive partner, you probably have lots of questions and concerns. And some of the most difficult questions to get answered are often those involving your rights and the legal system. This article is not intended as legal advice, but rather as a starting point to help […]
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – a time to learn more about an epidemic that affects at least one out of every three women in the United States. We often think of domestic violence as something that happens somewhere else, to someone else. We know that abuse is wrong, but we often […]
There are many reasons you may be choosing to stay in a relationship where we are unhappy or being disrespected – financial concerns, fear for your safety (which should absolutely be taken seriously), and shame over what others may think. But, another reason you may be staying in an unhealthy relationships is the fear of being alone. […]