In this episode, we are speaking with Author, Artist, Speaker, and Survivor, Amanda Blackwood. Amanda is an accomplished artist and author, public speaker, podcast host, trauma recovery mentor, and a survivor of human trafficking. Amanda has spoken on a multitude of stages, international summits, and radio programs, and has 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. A portion of every book sale goes to help fight human trafficking. Amanda lives in Denver, Colorado with her rescue cats and supportive husband who keep her sane.
In this episode, we discuss:
1) Amanda is a survivor of human trafficking who was not “rescued” by anyone. She had to own her own life to get out alive.
2) Amanda shares her story of being trafficked on multiple occasions, how she supported herself in her healing and recovery, and how she is openly sharing her story on multiple podcast episodes and publishing 13 books since 2017. Amanda’s story is full of hope, and possibility, and creating an impact by sharing a vulnerable story.
Connect with Amanda
Amanda can be reached or my books can be found at the following social media pages and websites:
PR Email: AuthorAmandaBlackwood@gmail.com
My primary podcast can be found at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/amandablackwood
My collaboration podcast is at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/growthfromdarkness
Marsha Vanwynsberghe — Author, Speaker and Life Coach
Marsha is the 6-time Bestselling Author of “When She Stopped Asking Why”. She shares her lessons as a parent who dealt with teen substance abuse far past the level of normal experimentation.
Through her programs, coaching and live events for women, Marsha is on a mission to teach you how to “Own Your Choices” in your own life. She teaches women how to own their stories, lead themselves and pay it forward to others by creating businesses that serve, support and impact others