Survival Stories: Halimah DeOliveira

Thursday September 21 is Rape, Assault, Incest, National Network Day also known as RAINN Day. Instead of using a television series or providing an anecdote from my personal life, I sought out a speaker who had lived through the experience. I came to know Halimah DeOliveira through the Circle of Greatness Academy. She sponsored my attendance to a Ladies Only Brunch in Philadelphia in a moment where I needed the positive energy. I would have never guessed that she experienced and survived everything that she had. After losing her biological father at the age of 2, her mother remarried and her life changed. She shares her story in this live interaction, in hopes that another young lady hears her story and gains the power to use her voice against her abuser. Press Play to hear her survival story.

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