Thank you for your amazing show of support for our Annual Walks Against Domestic Violence, #Letherlive Walk/Run of remembrance that there is Life After Abuse! We hope you all enjoyed yourselves connecting with each other and partaking in the activities on such a cold and windy day.
Our fundraiser grows with each year and your participation is important. As a true grass roots woman lead organization, we count on you to support our cause and help us continue to bring education, awareness and preventative tools to our communities affected by domestic violence. With your help we will continue in our advocacy for domestic violence victims, survivors, and Thrivers.
We want everyone to know that through cultivating conversations on what healthy relationships look, sound and feels like. We can move the needle forward in building healthy, solid relationships and EXPOSED The Podcast Foundation works towards implementing tools and resources into our programming that supports victims, survivors, and thrivers alike to lead positive, intentional and purposeful lives. We cannot imagine having such great success this year without all of you participating.
We would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to our supporters, sponsors, local and national businesses, state, county, and township officials and of course, our dedicated volunteers. With all of you lending a helping hand, spreading the word about our cause, and working with each other and the community, our event was a huge success! Your presence and continued support are greatly appreciated.
To our grand marshal, Ms. Anshu Mani, we thank you for sharing your story and sharing memories of Shannon’s beautiful life with us. You inspired us to see your Shannon in the continued work that we do. Your dedication to sharing Shannon’s life is meaningful and we cannot thank you enough for encouraging others to stay positive along their journey.
Very sincerely yours,
LaVerne and Natalie,
EXPOSED The Podcast Foundation
A THRIVER is an individual that has overcome abuse & refuses to allow their traumatic experiences to define who they are and who they want to become.
I AM A THRIVER of 7 years of verbal and emotional abuse. I witnessed several abuses from such an early age and escaping it seemed inevitable. From the time that I can recall my understanding of a man. All I thought is that; I don’t really want one. From visually seeing sexual and physical abuse at a young age, my view of relationships was screwed. You don't know, what you don't know, and is everyone's household this way?
I decide to keep the legacy of abuse going because who was I to end the cycle? Put on the brave face & mask and face his demons head on. Well, I am no one's savior, but thank God my Savior found me, and made a way of escape; physically first and then in my heart so I would not go back down that same path. Once I release not only who I was but also my thoughts that held me captive, it was then I found joy. Like the kind of joy where it does not matter the external things going on, you will still have that JOY, it’s the kind of peace that you can't measure the magnitude, but those who have experienced it understands. It's that smile I saw on others and knew that it was not fake or temporal, but just didn't understand how to obtain it. Until NOW! I got it ya'll, and I never want to give it away.
Career-wise, I have worked for over 16 years with the Department of Workforce Development, currently serving as the District Director for Job Service. I am grateful for where I am presently in life; looking forward to where I am going because guess what...
I AM A THRIVER, Laneice McGee