My Personal Journey From Childhood Abuse and Trauma to Triumph
Joseph, Teacher, Ethics in Los Angeles
“It is my hope that by sharing my story with you of constant physical and mental abuse, and of sharing how I was able to feel like I was someone who not only deserved to live, but to thrive, that you may, in some way, identify with something in your life that can make what I learned helpful to you. I will share my story in future weeks.
I have spent my last 20+ years talking to people to show them how they can be a survivor and a creator of their destiny. During the last three years, I have had the pleasure of working with students who come from some very difficult and damning circumstances. Each time I stand in front of the classroom, I remind them of the things that I have accomplished through great adversity. I share my personal life with them, but not for pity or their undying sorrow — I share with them to teach them that they do not have to be a “Victim” and I would like to share that with you. In the meantime, please know, you are here for a reason, to overcome and help another.”