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From Surviving to Thriving

Poverty. Child Abuse and Neglect. Sexual Assault. Domestic Violence.

If you aren’t a survivor, then statistically, you are very likely intimately connected to someone who is in that journey of recovering from pain and trauma. Are you ready for an honest conversation to explore social stigmas against surviving, to practice active personal and community reconciliation and growth?

The experiences of Shannon’s life have developed her wisdom through the processes of trauma, failure, rising again, and choosing to love oneself and others. Despite challenges, she persists through resiliency, compassion, kindness, hope, and a quirky sense of humor.

Shannon’s unique worldview will shift audiences, especially where individuals haven’t always known safety and security, have disrupted patterns of generational poverty, are comfortable in gray areas of understanding life and relationships, or are ready to believe in the power of self-agency, awareness and choices.

Shannon’s passion is to encourage people to embrace challenges, rise from failures and mistakes, and rebuild. She is a former foster child, first-generation high school and college graduate, abuse survivor, and champion for vulnerable community members.

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