Ashley Bendiksen is a national speaker, Top Youth Speaker, award-winning activist, author, and prevention educator.
She specializes in domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, healthy youth dating, empowerment and leadership development. Ashley graduated with a B.A. in Administration of Justice, to which she built a diverse and accomplished career in crime and victim services, advocacy, prevention education, and communications.
As an activist, she has held leadership positions within dozens of major non-profits and has founded her own social change initiatives.
She currently serves on two boards of directors, and is the Founder of the Blue Hearts Project, a global storytelling platform for survivors.
Additionally, Ashley is the author of The Language of Time, a breakthrough best-selling memoir on Amazon. She currently resides in Newport, RI
Some key points from our interview:
* How she realised she didn't need to live her old life anymore once she had left her ex partner
* How she decided that if she continues to struggle, then her ex continues to win
* How when she listened to her intuition her life changed overnight, as she started to make better choices for herself
* How by using her story to help others has really helped her to heal too
* How she understands that the more she told her story, the less power it had over her
"We have the power to turn anything around" – Ashley Bendiksen
You can find out more about Ashley here: https://linktr.ee/ashleybendiksen
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"Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling" features individuals who have all triumphed after adversity and have not just bounced back in life, but forward and are now making a difference for others.
Hosted by Madeleine Black, the show will share stories of all the amazing people Madeleine has met on her own journey as an author/speaker and these stories will heal, motivate, inspire and bring hope when they share their wisdom and knowledge with her.
She really believes in the power that comes when we share our stories, that in fact we are not story tellers but story healers. Tune in to discover what helped them to stay unbroken and together we will discover that none of us are broken beyond repair.
You can find out more about Madeleine, her story and her memoir, Unbroken, from her website: https://madeleineblack.co.uk/
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