I am a survivor of many things. Even after all that I have experienced including an abusive 2-year relationship. I believe that though one bad apple can taint the barrel, I more so believe that the power of those that have the courage to continue to walk the line is everlasting. I had to learn the hard way to be an advocate for myself, that activism can be about rallying yourself in moments where you believe you cannot go any further. I learned that systems though meticulous are still fallible.

I have learned a lot from growing up in a tumultuous household and finding myself at 30 in an extremely manipulative and abusive relationship that not everything is always as it appears. I know what I know because I owned what was mine and I moved on with wanting to be better than I was yesterday. You never know when you are someone else’s reason for chugging along and not giving up. I had those people and I want to be that person for others.

My activism starts with me feeling passionate about life and moving on. I could choose to be bitter and utterly pissed but that is being lazy. If you feel that you are in a place where you are not being heard and do not have resources, please reach out. If I can use my experiences or resources to assist, I will do so.

The following links and organizations are involved in educating on topics, people, and subjects that Village Keep supports and advocates for. We hope that by providing access to their direct resources we can assist in spreading their awareness and being an ally.

Human Trafficking & Exploitation

Polaris Project


Urban Light (men & young boys)

Truckers Against Trafficking

Missing Persons & Cold Cases

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women USA

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center

The American Investigative Society of Cold Cases

Cold Case Foundation

Domestic Violence