DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN A MARRIAGE
Jodine Basterash is a domestic violence and sexual assault Survivor, Advocate, Author, and Motivational Speaker. After enduring domestic violence for 14 years, she’s developed an expertise on dating abuse not only for the victim but the family as a whole. She has dedicated her life to this cause by educating others in various capacities and creating a support system through her initiatives Speak Your Peace Against Domestic Violence and Adore To Empower, a women’s empowerment group for domestic violence survivors.
Jodine enjoys working with the community and various domestic violence agencies as a freelancer and has spoken on numerous platforms with various political representatives, conducted training with the Department of Justice Law Enforcement, and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs to name a few. She speaks at numerous community events either sharing her survivor story, teaching awareness or empowering other victims and survivors on their journey to healing & restoration.
Jodine has been featured and wrote for several publications and has received numerous awards and recognition for her courage and determination to educate the public regarding domestic violence and empowering others to live on purpose. She shares a dynamic message of having the courage to shine through adversity and the unlimited power of choice in our lives. She has been sought out as a positive example of how we do not have to be products of our circumstances. She is a firm believer that we have the power within ourselves to rise above our past and create the life we choose. Her story is proof that it’s never too late for a new beginning.