I was asked to have a chapter in this book along with other amazing influential women. My chapter is titled, "Rising Above", and for the first time, I write my full story from childhood to motherhood describing the incidents that conditioned me to accept abuse and mistreatment. I explicitly explain the childhood trauma that I endured in hopes for others to resonate and understand that the first step towards change is awareness.
Becoming aware gives us a choice to choose to react the same we always have, or to choose a different path that leads to peace and development. Change can be scary and sometimes uncertain, but when it leads you away from a situation that has disrupted your peace, it is always the right way.