Welcome to the
Surviving Sexual Abuse and Rape Summit
I am Your Host – Lois Wagner
Please watch this short introductory message to get an overview of what is to come in the next five days.
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Monday 23 March: Day 1
AJ Beaber, author, speaker and educator in personal growth and development, wrote a novel based on the true story of her own transformative and healing journey of sexual trauma. She tells people that she may have created a book, but in truth, a book created her. After finding her voice again, she began speaking and sharing this transformational work with women and couples, and now offers several educational courses in personal growth and development and in the area of intimacy and relationships.
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Julie Mansfield Soimaud
Born and raised in Jamaica, Julie Mansfield Soimaud is the author of, Maybe God Was Busy, a memoir chronicling years of sexual abuse. She founded Give Me Dignity to help bring awareness to the ravages of childhood sexual abuse Sexual abuse is an incredibly lonely, isolating thing and Julie believes that you find a twisted kind of solace in learning that you are not alone. Her greatest realisation is that though you suffer in silence, you heal together; you heal each other.
Susan Ball is a passionate advocate for women who are struggling to understand and move on from an abusive relationship. She has survived a near fatal attack and rape at the hands of her husband. She believes that all women have the power and the right to step away from abuse and elevate and claim their big, bold, blissful life.
She is the founder of Healing Narcissistic Trauma, an Abuse Recovery Expert, and a bestselling Author. Healing Narcissistic Trauma blossomed from Susan’s own abusive relationships and is built on the belief that all women are entitled to live free, fulfilled and fearless.
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Haley Ritzlmayr is an International Certification Trainer for the work of Dr David Berceli (TRE®– Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises). She is also a Cranio-Sacral Therapist, a Heartmath Coach and Trainer, and a Personal Development Coach. She has worked with sexual abuse, rape and trauma of all kinds for 17 years, consulting with Psychologists and the SAPS Victims support unit. Haley is a survivor of early childhood sexual abuse and has a passion for working with children and adults whose lives are impacted by sexual violation and rape.
Founder of the website rolandbal.com. Roland Bal uses a cognitive and somatic (body) based psycho-therapeutic approach to effectively treat Complex PTSD and PTSD with a focus on regulating, processing and containing; the processes of dissociation, the fight-flight-freeze-please responses and re-learning boundaries and vulnerability. He is the author of the The Trauma Essential Series and producer of The Trauma Care Audio Guided Meditations. Both are developed to assist you in working through trauma.
Emily Jacob is the founder of ReConnected Life. She is a survivor, coach, author, editor, a speaker who is using her skills and experience to help women overcome the trauma of rape. Emily primarily works one-to-one with women who have been carrying their pain inside often for decades, sometimes since childhood. She is passionate about helping women live their full lives and go from surviving to thriving. Emily is the editor of ‘To Report or Not to Report: Survivor Testimony of the (In)Justice System’, written by members of the ReConnected Life Community, and with royalties being donated to charities of their choice.
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Leilani Kuter is a rape survivor. Wearing yellow (the colour her attacker wore) she walked 729km – 27km a day for 27 days – in 2019 to raise funds for rape crisis centres and comfort packs for young girls. She has registered a NPC, Yellow for survivors. She is the proud owner of Date night SA – which is not a dating site, it is a way to give couples ideas for date day/nights. Leilani is in the process of writing a book, Room 252. PJ Powers has written a song about her life called, Born to an Audience.
Mark Grobbelaar is the founder of Woman INpowered, a unique self INpowerment system designed specifically for woman to give them the belief that they have a choice and an option in a life-threatening situation. He wrote a thesis for his 5th Dan grading on Self-defence for Women, and believes that no matter your size, strength or level of athletic ability, you have the capability to immobilise anyone.
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Tuesday 24 March: Day 2
Ram Devineni - Priya's Shakti
Ram Devineni is the creator of India’s first female superhero who is a rape survivor in the comic book series, “Priya’s Shakti”. He was honoured for creating the comic book by UN Women as a “gender equality champion.” Priya’s Shakti creates empathy for survivors and challenges patriarchal views, seeking justice for rape and acid attack survivors. This helps reduce the burden of shame for the victim and discourages men from committing further attacks.
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Angela Rose is an international speaker, healer, advocate, author, and founder of the non-profit organization PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment. She is an expert on sexual assault prevention and survivor empowerment and authored the book Hope, Healing and Happiness: Going Inward to Transform Your Life. Her work, helping other survivors overcome adversity and thrive after trauma, has been featured on many news outlets including CNN Headline News on their “Breakthrough Woman” series, FOX News, MSNBC, Good Morning America and BBC.
Ellen Shapiro is an empowerment coach, healer and teacher who is on a lifelong mission to help women thrive. She guides them find their aliveness, reclaim their power, become more confident and to step into fuller self-expression and prosperity. Ellen is a teacher of Qigong, Chakradance, and the Art of Feminine Presence. Her passion is fuelled by the knowledge that our time as women, is here. It’s our time to break free of holding back our gifts, talents and messages. The story of hiding and holding back is an old one–a story that she has been changing for herself and her clients–on behalf of her mother, her mother’s generation and for new and future generations.
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Katie Reynolds spent years wrapped in shame and guilt because she thought it was her fault as a result of drinking and blacking out. Katie has been sober for over three years. She is a mother of two girls, an artist, hairdresser, nature enthusiast, and is working on publishing her first children’s book. Her life goal is to emanate light and love.
Tracey Osborne is a trauma recovery coach, guiding women on their journey to move past their past and become the empowered woman they are supposed to be. A rape and domestic abuse thriver, she connects with women on a global scale to support them in their healing; bringing them the tools they need to move past their past and create lasting self-transformation. No longer a silent victim, Tracey uses her voice to make an impact and encourage others to do the same through her teachings of empowerment. Her mission is to raise awareness, facilitate change and empower women to reclaim their voice and inner power.
Sanette Smit (Smitti)
Sanette Smit (Smitti) is the Principal Instructor of Stay Safe, a non-profit organisation that empowers women and girls in communities throughout South Africa to better defend and protect themselves. She is the author of the “South African Women’s Guide to Self Defence” and has dedicated more than 40 years to the mental and physical empowerment of South African girls and women. Sanette believes that it is imperative for all women to equip themselves with the basic practical tools of self-protection, teaching women basic self-defence techniques that will keep them safe at home, at work and at play. As a woman, Smitti recognises the role that social conditioning plays in the emotional and mental disempowerment of women, so she also includes a mental component in her training aimed at shifting the mindset and attitudes of women and girls from one of disempowerment and fear to one of awareness and strength.
Louise Claasen is the author of Simply Up – an ABC Manual on co-dependent and abusive relationships, a researcher and a speaker. She holds a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology. Her mother and grandmother were violently abused and she herself was raped. She helps others to understand the psyche of both the victim and perpetrator and the complexities of abuse. She helps you learn how to walk away and redefine yourself.
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Alice Smith is a transformational expert. Her unique 361 recovery programme for women combined with 361 Life Support network’s launch empowers UK survivors with the benefits of an exceptional emotional education. Alice challenges current political thinking by asking society – victim, survivor, what lies beyond? As a writer and performer with PTSD, Alice has also taken her experiences of her own abuse and written and toured four spoken word theatrical stage shows around the world to ask – victim, survivor, what lies beyond?
Wilmien van Wyk
Wilmien van Wyk knows the pain of rape. She also knows the hurt after letting others into her space. She had no support from her mother, built a wall around herself, and coped with the rape on her own. She has since learned that not everyone is evil or good and became a warrior woman. This motivated her to start a Facebook page to help other women who are going through a similar ordeal and to give them hope.
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Wednesday 25 March: Day 3
Brad Yates is a speaker, coach, author and YouTuber. Primarily using EFT/Tapping, he helps people shift their mindset so that they can feel better, do better and live better. He is known internationally for his creative and often humorous use of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Brad is the author of the best-selling children’s book “The Wizard’s Wish,” the co-author of the best-seller “Freedom at Your Fingertips,” and a featured expert in the film “The Tapping Solution,” He has also been a presenter at a number of events, including Jack Canfield’s Breakthrough to Success, has done teleseminars with “The Secret” staring Bob Doyle and Dr. Joe Vitale, and has been heard internationally on a number of internet radio talk shows. Brad also has well over 900 videos on YouTube, that have been viewed over 27 million times.
Lauren Walsh is the CEO and Founder of Global Sisterhood, a platform for rising women and a movement of sister circles around the world in over 120 countries providing space, guidance, and practices for women everywhere to cultivate emotional freedom and live in their power. Lauren’s expertise is fuelled by her experience of transforming her trauma into service, leading her to the amazon and into the halls of the UN. Her passion is to help restore the balance between masculine and feminine in the world by helping women collectively shed the wounds of the past and step into a new time of freedom and feminine power. Lauren is the creator and facilitator of the 7-week program, Wounds to Wisdom, which has led hundreds of women from emotional pain to freedom and purpose.
“The most powerful weapon of a rapist is our silence.” Rose Kalemba is working on her first book which will detail how she was able to feel whole again after enduring years of sexual abuse as a child- including an assault which was viewed by millions on PornHub when she was 14 years old and then was read about by millions more when her story was published in over 41 languages by BBC World News. She is passionate about fusing her research surrounding the biochemistry of the human body with traditional holistic therapies to heal both the body and mind. She is working on a comprehensive recovery program for survivors, and updates about her program will be posted on her social media later this year.
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Lydia Sono is a young black lesbian “corrective” rape survivor. Her and her girlfriend were both raped in front of their seven-year-old daughter. They were told they had deserved to be raped because there was no space for them in the community. After a bout of alcohol abuse, depression, and parasuicide, Lydia discovered strength in sharing her experience and founded a support group for young LGBTIQ people in her community in Mpumalanga. She is now a feminist activist, community builder, humanitarian award winner, and the founder of the triple three movement.
Speaker, Author, Story Healer and psychotherapist. Gang raped at thirteen, and raped three more times before she was 18, Madeleine Black now speaks out about rape after sharing her story online. She has written her memoir Unbroken which shares her journey of survival, healing, forgiveness, transformation and hope. She speaks out to end the shame, stigma and silence surrounding sexual violence and to help others find their courage and voice too
Shelba Pittman is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse by her stepfather and stepbrothers. This abuse started when she was five years old and she was threatened into silence Shelba is an aspiring writer and makes jewellery.
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Mukhtar Mai was gang-raped on the orders of a “panchayat” (village council) as an honour revenge because her 12-year old brother was accused of having illicit relations with a woman from a powerful rival clan. She had done absolutely nothing, but according to the custom, when the wrongdoing of a man is concerned, the woman should take the blame, the fault and the punishment.
Her father was forced to watch.
Rather than kill herself or go into hiding as custom might have expected, she swore she would have justice she pressed charges, and her fight became an international cause that is still continuing.
Mukhtar Mai is now a champion of women’s rights fighting for the rights of not only herself, but of all the Pakistani women living in oppression. She opened the Mukhtar Mai’s Girls Model School, operating under the banner of “ending oppression through education.”
She runs the Mukhtar Mai Women’s Welfare Organization, a safe haven dedicated to helping rape, violence, and abuse survivors in need of assistance. Mukhtar now operates and oversees two girls’ schools, a shelter home for survivors of gender-based violence, and countless other resources for the women of rural Punjab.
Mukhtar Mai’s memoir “In the Name of Honor: A Memoir.” Has been released in a number of different languages under various titles.
Despite her international renown, Mukhtar still lives in fear for her life, and Local tribe members continually aim to thwart her humanitarian efforts.
The rapists were at first sentenced to death but five of them were later acquitted on appeal and another had his sentence cut to life.
And the battle for justice continues…
Steve Siler is Director of Music for the Soul, an organization helping people find healing through resources and sharing the truth of human experience and the compassion of Jesus. He is a multi-award-winning songwriter and music producer with 30 years’ experience creating songs that speak to the most difficult issues people face. He has been called “the father of the healing Christian music movement” and Music for the Soul has been called “a treasure box of healing.”
Renier and Ansie Barnard
Renier and Ansie Barnard are an ordinary married couple who love to help people fix themselves emotionally, physically and mentally to have peace, joy and happiness again! They have discovered that most people, if not all, are living with fear (False Evidence Appearing Real) without even realising it. Trauma gets stuck as cell memory in the body, which has an impact on emotional and physical wellbeing. With their personal take on energy healing they are able to help anyone with emotional, mental or physical issues get back on the road to peace, joy and happiness.
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First five contacts will be screened and treated at no charge, with the condition that we get a testimonial, which may be anonymous if preferred.
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Thursday 26 March: Day 4
Mabel Katz is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, world peace ambassador, and creator of Zero Frequency®, a method of living that helps individuals discover peace and happiness through the discovery of one’s inner talents and innate gifts.
Mable is as a leading authority on Ho’oponopono, an ancient Hawaiian art and practice for achieving greater clarity of purpose and living and working more effectively.
Dr. Gwendolyn McClure, Ph.D.
Dr Gwendolyn McClure has been a Vocal Sound Healing Practitioner for 30 years. She is an Agent of Healing for the Universe, a Singer, and a person who walks her talk, who embodies the frequency of healing. As a Vocal Sound Healer, at a certain point she realised that her life embodied the adage: “We teach what we most need to learn.” Over the years of teaching vocal tools to release stress and to self-soothe, she discovered that she had enormous repressed emotional material inside of her from past traumas. She brings to her private sessions, workshops, and global tours an embodied acceptance, release, and unconditional love for all the raw primal emotions inside of her. A name given to her is “She who holds the fullness of emotional truth.” Because she holds the complexity and depth of emotions within her, she is able to hold, respect and support others to understand and release their own emotions and love themselves unconditionally on their Journey.
Hollie Peters is an advocate for survivors of sexual trauma with focus on empowering women to enjoy their bodies. She works to educate the public about the repercussions of sexual trauma and provides facts and information about responses to trauma. She also provides an arena for dialogue about controversial and often taboo issues. Hollie is a survivor of sexual abuse, assault, and rape. She was raised by an alcoholic mother. Without healthy adults to support her, her experiences were met with blame and neglect. She didn’t think healing from her childhood was possible. Through therapy and facing her abuser in court, she has been able to take back her life. Today, she is passionate about being a voice for the voiceless and helping survivors take back their own lives.
Nancy Allen supports fellow incest survivors as the host of Tail of the Bell podcast. Nancy is a father-daughter incest survivor. Through her post-therapy individual and group coaching programs, and speaking engagements, her focus is to help create a world where incest survivors have a different life experience than she did. She wants to champion others to say “I am an incest survivor” without shame, guilt, or fear of repercussions, and to open a dialogue which removes the societal taboo of acknowledging and discussing incest.
Celeste Louw is a survivor, mother, grandmother, activist, healing guide, and biker. As an adopted child of divorce and very slightly differently-abled her challenges increased when she was psychologically, emotionally and sexually abused by her “step-father” from ages 11 to 17. After years of psychologists and spiritual seeking she spent 13 years married to a violent addict who mirrored her “step-father” in many ways. It was only in her 40s that she found a road to healing, peace and happiness again. Celeste is Vice-President, Optimystic Bikers against Abuse. She says that ultimately on a journey to healing we discover that we are all just guiding each other home. Together we Can!
Raven Kaliana directs Puppet (R)Evolution – puppet-based theatre and films for adults, and runs Outspiral – education on child sexual exploitation, trafficking and trauma recovery. She’s presented Hooray for Hollywood, her award-winning autobiographical film on surviving child trafficking, at UN Geneva, Commission on the Status of Women, London City Hall, and ECPAT Taiwan Conference. She’s performed her new play, Love vs Trauma – on trauma recovery – in China, Puerto Rico, and Greece – and it featured on BBC News
Elliot Kay is the best-selling author of Power to Succeed, trainer and entrepreneur. His business is Speaker Express. He is a loving dad and husband, and someone who daily fights his darkness to be the light for all around him. At the age of 12 a simple walk turned into a nightmare which would impact him for years to come. He knew something wrong had happened but locked it away for years until an innocent joke set him off down a dark path which in the end led him to the road to recovery.
Zoe Parsons survived an extremely abusive relationship, where she experienced physical, sexual and emotional abuse. She was raped repeatedly by her husband for years. He is now in prison. Zoe is a certified Life Coach and Counselor, and an expert in Narcissistic Abuse recovery, helping you heal after being in a toxic relationship. She lectures in schools and speaks at events, raising awareness of this hidden crime and the devastation it causes. Zoe will educate, validate, support, encourage, and empower you on your journey to Self-Love After Abuse.
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Cleopatra is an Erotic Revolutionary. She offers sex, life and rape recovery coaching sessions on-line and in person and is exploring the antithesis of rape culture through SELFLOVE CULTURE and what it means. Finding the courage to explore courageous acts of change in order to have key relationships, is an inner journey to complete self-forgiveness and self-love. At the peak of her trauma Cleopatra was breaking plates whenever she was touched, now she has worked with thousands of people as a sex and embodiment coach. Her greatest learning has been her own, and a deeper understanding of what we have to go through in order to experience the pleasures of our bodies and find BLISS.
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Friday 27 March: Day 5
Dr. Nishat Shams
Dr. Nishat Shams is a professionally qualified physician and PHD Health Psychologist. She has conducted two research studies on breast cancer survivors and post-traumatic growth (PTG) in women after trauma. PTG is the form of positive change that people experience as a result of struggling with major life crises or a traumatic event. confirming that “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is a truth. She educates clients about the psychosocial and medical aspects of their psychological and medical illnesses.
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Irene Siegel, PH.D
Irene Siegel, PH.D. LCSW, is an EMDR trauma therapist and presenter, integrating western therapy with ancient shamanism. She is director of Center Point in Huntington N.Y. where she conducts her integrative EMDR therapy practice and teaches meditation and healing. She studied the ancient healing arts of shamanism throughout North and South America and teaches the integration of Western psychotherapy with ancient healing arts as depicted in her recently published book The Sacred Path of the Therapist: Modern Healing, Ancient Wisdom, and Client Transformation. As an Approved EMDR Consultant, teacher, and lecturer she has broken through traditional barriers introducing the innovative concept of integrating mindful awareness and resonance into the EMDR protocol.
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As a young teen, Jordan Masciangelo was sexually abused by a close family friend. He spent the rest of his young adulthood coping with the trauma by acting out in some of the most destructive ways possible, falling into a life of drug addiction and prostitution. His road to recovery was long and arduous, but Jordan now dedicates his time to giving back. He is a seasoned keynote speaker and educator -working with many organisations, social services and law enforcement agencies, highlighting the complexity of male-identified sexual trauma.
Rachael Brooks is a rape survivor, speaker, and author of Beads: A Memoir about Falling Apart and Putting Yourself Back Together Again. Through speaking and writing, Rachael details her attack, her devastating experience with the justice system, and how she got herself to the other side of trauma. The #MeToo movement had a profound impact on her, inspiring her to help other survivors in any way she can.
As a mother of two young boys, she is a firm believer that in order to break the cycle, we must not only change “the tone at the top”, but also instil in our kids the key values needed to prevent sexual violence from happening in the first place.
The book, Beads, can be ordered via my website: https://www.rachaelbrooks.com/beads
Sacha Brant is an entrepreneur, survivor and badass business boss who has overcome great adversity in order to learn how to shine. She works with peers to help build their businesses from start-up to stardom. She has learned that being a survivor can be a more of a strength than a weakness. Sacha has come to understand that her experiences and memories have turned into action and growth and helped shape who she is today.
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Mara E Glennie- Tears
As a GBV (Gender Based Violence) assault survivor, Mara Glennie is a defender of sexual violence survivors’ rights by the establishment of the TEARS Foundation and emergency line for survivors. Mara has focused her work to provide cutting-edge, holistic, comprehensive, and therapeutic services to sexual violence survivors. She has the ability to have tough conversations centered on thoughtful solutions to visibility and community healing.
Tears is a support network for victims of rape and abuse. TEARS “Help at your Fingertips” provides assistance to victims to find service providers using an SMS which provides 3 service providers within their immediate vicinity who they may contact for help or assistance.
Contact Tears and Mara:
South Africa only:
A FREE Emergency/ Helpline SMS Service for victims of rape and abuse nationally in South Africa *134*7355# that can be dialled from any mobile phone.
Phindile Heathy Nkrumah
Phindile Nkrumah from Tembisa is known as MAMA AFRICA as she helps rape survivors at the 1in9 organisation. She was gang raped by 8 men and got harassed by the same men when they put a plastic bag inside her vagina. She underwent multiple operations and was in and out of hospital for 5 years. After eight long years Phindile finally achieved justice in the hight court.
Helen Rose Kalia Jacobs
Helen Rose Kalia Jacobs, affectionately known as Dragonfly Lady, is a self-love architect, published author, global media personality, public speaker, and nutritional fusion Chef. She believes that together we embrace this life experience by creating our own design! Author of “It Depends on Your Perspective” book of knowledge to be published early 2020. Helen survived a brutal rape and attempted murder which left her paralysed for seven years, and after enduring multiple illnesses is now fully recovered and thriving.