Award-Winning Writer and Author, Survivor and Advocate Jenna Ashlyn drops in to the The Junk and Jam Hour via Zoom, to talk all bout her life's work as a writer, which started at the age of 8, and how that skill has helped her cope and find joy after becoming a young widow, and surviving sexual violence and domestic abuse. She also shares how she uses her platform to encourage other survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and those battling mental health issues, to continue striving for a greater life after trauma.
Jenna also recounts some of the autobiographical detail from her debut novel, Within the Gray, which follows a young widowed mother named Terra as she navigates the world after her husband’s death, and her 2022 follow-up, Sheila's Men, about a naïve romantic living in poverty -- who blindly marries a man in the hopes of providing a better life for herself and her daughter -- and finds herself subjected to emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.
She not only talks in depth about her survival story, but about her life’s mission, dedicating her time and talents as voice for others, and as a volunteer for Southern Ohio’s Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program, providing support and services to victims of abuse. Most importantly, Jenna has found sincere joy since - and is not only happily engaged, but has a brand new, swag ride!
For more information about Jenna and her published works, visit www.facebook.com/AuthorJennaAshlyn/
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