All month long, I proudly shared new episodes on the podcast of women sharing their stories around surviving domestic violence. As we close out Domestic Violence Awareness Month💜, I’m highlighting these powerful women by dedicating a full blog post for them. Learn who they are and how you can learn more about their survival stories! Be sure to bookmark & check back often as this blog post will be updated with new guests frequently!💜
Elisa Hernandez is a single mother of 3 amazing children. Balancing motherhood, womanhood, work and life in general, she is out here thriving more than ever. Elisa is here to shed light on her story of being a domestic violence survivor. She’s evolved and overcame such traumatic experiences through self love. Elisa hopes to help and encourage at least one woman out there who resonates with her story.
Jess Patz has found a beautiful way to inspire others through her domestic violence survivor story. Once her ex-husband was sentenced to 20 years in prison, she felt free to publicly share her story. Now, she teaches others how purposeful their pain is and how powerful their own stories are.
Moya Jimenez is an embodiment of love, energy, and fluidity. She is a Latinx creative who deeply believes self & creative expression can provide an abundance of opportunities and healing. She’s another powerful domestic violence survivor who bravely shares her story. Keep up with her podcast “Me Da Vida”, a wellness space and tool to utilize along your growth journey!
Naz Meknat, born in Tehran, Iran, is a LA-based fashion stylist + author, working in the fashion industry since 2005. Her first book, 7000 Miles to Freedom is a story of survivorship, triumph, persistence & resilience. She’s an advocate for women’s rights & works tirelessly to bring more awareness to sexual and domestic violence against women.
Danielle Leverett-Gallaspy is a wife, mom, nonprofit founder, podcaster, certified psychometrist, credentialed victim’s advocate & former educator. Most recently, she’s advocating for the safety of survivors of domestic abuse. Helping others has been her passion for well over a decade. After her family were tragically murdered in a domestic violence murder-suicide, she founded Our 3 Memorial Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit committed to creating safe spaces & situations for survivors of domestic violence.
Jessica Lofton is a seasoned business strategist with a passion for helping individuals create a life of purpose, fulfillment & success. Her approach is rooted in having to rebuild her life after being a domestic violence survivor. She’s endured trauma, teen motherhood & knows what it takes to create lasting changes to live the life of your dreams.
Latanza Warren is a Value Coach, Speaker & Author. She’s passionate about helping women heal & release their past. After being in 2 narcissistic relationships, she knows how pain & hurt can make you feel empty inside. She shares how she came out of a deep hole and began walking into her greatest victory. Latanza helps women around the world realize their value, break free of the past & heal from their pain.
Amanda D. is the founder of Daily Affhermations. Her brand helps girls become the masters of their own self image through proper self care. She believes in the power of positive affirmations and how they can benefit a person’s mental + emotional wellness. Amanda bravely shares her domestic violence survivor story on the show. It’s an episode you don’t want to miss out on!
Priscilla Quezada is founder of PAQ | Powerful Authentic Queen. She empowers sexually abused & domestic violence women to reclaim their power after abuse. PAQ was inspired by her own personal experience of trauma & abuse. She believes in self love, self acceptance & self empowerment. Find her inspiring others to live their best life and feel the most powerful they can be. She believes no woman should spend years fighting for her worth.
Heidy De La Cruz is not just a daughter of Christ, but also a wife and a kick-ass mom. She’s a talented poet, writer & a strong advocate of sharing her faith and life experiences to inspire women. She also hosts a podcast called “The American Dream in The Eye of Immigrants“. It’s all about hearing immigrants’ stories of their journey to the United States.
Daisy Cal is a career driven single mother, and the Founder, CEO and Podcast Host of the Double Dose of Raw Talk Podcast. An outspoken & vibrant Latina in her late 30’s, Daisy brings you a show where you get comfortable being uncomfortable while discussing personal journeys, today’s society & cultures, adulthood, controversies, love, sex, relationships and relation-sh*ts!
Brenda Juarez is Jay Shetty Certified Life Coach, Podcaster and happily married momma of two. She specializes in coaching Millennial Latina’s without degrees to practice mindset shifts to become strong and courageous women. She’s spent the last decade transforming from a trauma filled city girl to a self-aware woman with a purpose.
Kat Flamini-Santiago is a holistic trauma-informed coach. She’s a survivor of childhood sexual abuse & domestic violence. She created Awakened Survivors, a movement that empowers survivors to rebuild with natural solutions for mental health. Her practice also includes situational awareness training and firearms safety for women that crave protection.
Tasha Rae is a trailblazer telling her story to help heal, inspire & educate women. She’s a published author sharing her story of surviving 4½ years of abuse. She continues to create YouTube videos sharing her voice and knowledge that she has discovered along her journey. She lives by the quote: “It’s never too late to do what you want to do and be who you want to be.”
Briana Mosquera went from a burnt out therapist in NYC working through the aftermath of a toxic relationship to placing her career on pause to live out her personal dream of living abroad. She’s committed to empowering women toward healing their past and creating the reality they dream of! Using somatic practices and therapeutic modalities, Bri supports ambitious women of color to have a compassion-filled relationship with their trauma to embody a new level of wisdom, inner peace, and confidence.
Amber Lê is a media personality & domestic violence survivor and advocate. She has dedicated her life to spread the message to all survivors that loving yourself unconditionally is possible. Listen as she shares her story on overcoming domestic violence and how she’s been able to find her inner goddess after leaving that relationship.
Melanie Hernandez is a domestic violence survivor, advocate and recovery support specialist in the city of Chicago. With years of experience, her goal while teaching about domestic violence is to bring relatability to the subject for younger people. She’s also the creator and designer Mel 360 Designs, where she uses the clothes as messages for healthy relationships and protecting women.
Sarah Taylor is a domestic violence survivor, advocate and a mental health professional. She’s also the Founder of Yo Soy Ella, a Chicago-based organization providing mental and emotional services to women of color. She’s also partnered with Melanie to form “We Protect Women” as an advocacy organization that centers domestic violence and the continuous effort to keep women and children safe.
Evie Prete is a first-gen college graduate, Latina, engineer, entrepreneur, business owner and domestic violence survivor. She works with people who desire to break generational curses by teaching them how to advocate for themselves in salary negotiations. She’s helped her clients secure over $90,000+ in salary increases and can’t wait to continue to help more people negotiate their salaries.
Diane Davis is the creator of The Motivation Queen. Her mission is to show people challenges are a part of life. She believes there is a blessing in every lesson and a solution for every problem. The root to growth is time and an open mind. Similar to planting a seed, with nurturing and proper care of yourself, she believes we all can flourish. Diane is here to be the soft voice she didn’t have throughout her darkest days.
Polina Tsukerman is an entrepreneur/domestic violence survivor who grew up in Los Angeles, CA. After leaving her abusive relationship, she quit her 9-5, moved by herself to Dallas and became a full-time entrepreneur.
If you want to check out my personal, in-depth survival story, check it out below.
Note: If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please know that help is available. Call the 24/7 National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or text “START” to 88788 for confidential support.
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