Welome back to Sarah Speaks Up. Here’s a little bit about me…
Sarah grew up in Berlin, Connecticut. She attended one year at Berklee College of Music, studying vocal performance, after graduating from Berlin High School in 1999. She is currently a student at Central Connecticut State University, studying Communications.
Sarah is a single mother, who survived 10 years of Domestic Violence at the hands of her ex-husband. She is focused on raising her daughter in an abuse free environment & teaching her to be an independent empowered girl. Since escaping her abusive marriage, she has become a certified domestic violence counselor at the Prudence Crandall Center in New Britain, Connecticut. She has done several newspaper interviews, sharing her story of strength and hope. She was also one of the two survivors featured in the film “Trauma to Triumph”, which is being displayed on Vimeo and the Prudence Crandall Center’s website. She has spoken at several events including A Toast to Women, Connecticut Women’s Conference, Women in Business Summit, and is a speaker at the Prudence Crandall Center’s Hope Tour.
Sarah is currently in the process of writing her memoir and building her non-profit. She has a passion for speaking out about Domestic Violence in an effort to inspire, educate, strengthen, and unify all people. She is proud to be a living example of the fact that people CAN change their lives. People CAN flourish in the wake of Domestic Violence.
Sarah Speaks Up was founded as a charitable organization with the desire to help, to raise awareness, to educate, to inspire, to comfort & to empower. The mission is to give those who have never experienced Domestic Violence, a glimpse into the life of someone who has, and to let those who have experienced it, know that they are not alone. Sarah’s story goes beyond being a survivor, however. Her message is about overcoming adversity, defying the odds, and staying positive when the world feels like it’s crashing down around you. Sarah Speaks Up supports women, children, men & families living free of every kind of abuse. We also encourage people to cultivate self care, self esteem, emotional growth & healing after trauma. In a society where discussions of Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, & Spousal Abuse are not supposed to be openly reviewed, Sarah Speaks Up.