I met Andrea through a women’s workshop held at Second Missionary Baptist Church in March 2016. During this work shop, Andrea was able to speak about her past personal experiences with domestic violence which made a big impact on the women at the workshop. Everyone including myself was amazed and astonished with the strength and positive spirit that Andrea possessed as she told her story. We were all able to relate to Andrea’s story because we all had experienced domestic violence at some point in our lives. Andrea gave us the power to be open and honest with each other. We were able to accept the fact that domestic violence is real and we all need to open our eyes in an effort of stopping domestic violence.
Thank you for giving me an opportunity to share my experience with Andrea Thompson. She is a true advocate for domestic violence victims. She uses her own life experiences to teach, educate, and empowered women.