59 min

3X Human Trafficking Survivor Amanda Blackwood : An unbelievable true story The 24K Life with Derick Gant

    • Self-Improvement

When Amanda finally managed to get away from the man who was trafficking her, she was thirty-one years old and didn’t know what she’d gone through or even have a name, much less how to deal with the pain of feeling like a broken person, unworthy of love and filled with so much anger. On a freezing cold day in 2018, she saw formerly trafficked people standing strong and showing their beautiful resiliency on a stage at an anti-trafficking event. At that moment, she finally knew her life's purpose.

Since then, Amanda has spoken on many stages, been interviewed by the Chicago Tribune, sold her art nationwide, been a keynote speaker at international summits, loaned her voice to multiple radio programs, and published over a dozen books. She launched two podcasts - one that focuses on interviewing other authors of trauma and the other that discusses the long-term consequences of trauma and how to fight back for a better life. She's a trauma recovery mentor, professional artist, accomplished public speaker, and a charity campaigns manager for MMA legend Frank Shamrock through http://ShamrockWay.org

Amanda lives in Denver, Colorado, with her rescue cats and supportive husband, who keep her sane. https://growthfromdarkness.com/


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When Amanda finally managed to get away from the man who was trafficking her, she was thirty-one years old and didn’t know what she’d gone through or even have a name, much less how to deal with the pain of feeling like a broken person, unworthy of love and filled with so much anger. On a freezing cold day in 2018, she saw formerly trafficked people standing strong and showing their beautiful resiliency on a stage at an anti-trafficking event. At that moment, she finally knew her life's purpose.

Since then, Amanda has spoken on many stages, been interviewed by the Chicago Tribune, sold her art nationwide, been a keynote speaker at international summits, loaned her voice to multiple radio programs, and published over a dozen books. She launched two podcasts - one that focuses on interviewing other authors of trauma and the other that discusses the long-term consequences of trauma and how to fight back for a better life. She's a trauma recovery mentor, professional artist, accomplished public speaker, and a charity campaigns manager for MMA legend Frank Shamrock through http://ShamrockWay.org

Amanda lives in Denver, Colorado, with her rescue cats and supportive husband, who keep her sane. https://growthfromdarkness.com/


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Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/derick-gant7/support

59 min