Every voice matters.
That's the message carried forth by the efforts of Nanette Chezum, Founder of The Courage Corner - Domestic Abuse Awareness. Nanette is passionate about educating others on the issues surrounding domestic abuse, so that we can better support and protect those who may be suffering in silence.
Get to know Nanette in this WOD Impact Member spotlight.
What do People Often Thank You For?
People often thank me for speaking up and being a voice for others that are not able to speak up for themselves. Domestic abuse is a topic that many shy away from discussing for many reasons. I no longer have that fear and use my voice to shine a spotlight on this issue.
What's Been Inspiring You Lately?
Here is a bold statement that many may not make about themselves: I inspire myself.
I am proud of my strength and determination and my courage. I am inspired by countless people that I have met in the movement to end domestic abuse; not only survivors and targets of abuse but those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to improve the lives for so many.
What do You Love Most About WOD?
I am new to WOD, but I look forward to connecting with so many women with varying life experiences, goals and visions. Women supporting women in each of our journeys is an experience that can result in changing our culture.
Tell Us About a Recent Accomplishment You're Proud of?
Connecting with others and encouraging them to gain the confidence they need to move forward in life. Planting the seeds of encouragement in a couple of people that need the support to make life-changing decisions.
What Else Would You LIke us to Share About You?
I love to hike! Hiking is my favorite form of self-care. There is nothing like being out in the wilderness to refresh my mind and gain perspective. I may never know how many people read what I write or truly hear what I have to say, but I know I am making a difference. Being honest with myself has opened a new way of looking at the world and its inhabitants.
Honesty with yourself is work, but the rewards are so sweet. I want others to understand that you can heal. My story matters and so does yours.
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