Inspirational speaker, children’s advocate, former foster youth, and professional model Melissa Roshan, better known as MelRo, ends her series with Keeping It Real With Denna by discussing the manifestation of achieving your dreams.
As unique as her name, MelRo is an uncommon talent who has modeled internationally for over 15 years. Her work has been seen on magazine covers, billboards, print ads, national commercials, and runways. But what this respected models most proud of is owning the title of Survivor.
From the days of her tumultuous childhood spent in the foster care system, MelRo knew she was meant for more than the abuse she faced sometimes on a daily basis. Vowing to overcome, she not only later embarked on her own journey toward healing, but also became committed to encouraging others rise from their painful pasts. Today she continues to model, but has recently been named as the National Spokeswoman for Children's Rights -a federal agency that uses the law to protect abused, and neglected children. She is involved with several international campaigns that benefit foster-children, and works tirelessly as a full-time advocate for foster-children. Most recently, her, and her teenage son's story about him taking her to prom went viral. Millions were not only blessed by his kind gesture, but also her journey through the foster care system.
About the Episode
MelRo closes out her series with revealing how she found forgiveness and healing. After her suicide attempts, she found her mother and father and had conversations about their pasts to help move forward in life. She believes it’s important to remove toxic people (sometimes even despite your relation to them) in order to find your peace and healing. MelRo also discusses examining other relationships in her life and how they affected her recovery. “Things I was learning when I was 30, I should have learned when I was younger,” she said.
Through the years, MelRo continued to work on herself and push toward her dreams. Now, she’s the National Spokeswoman for Children’s Rights, and she continues to advocate for children of child abuse everyday. MelRo advises to “Focus on your healing, and God will put the right people in your life.”
To learn more:
Follow her on Facebook (MelRo’s Voice), Twitter (@melissaroshan), Instagram (@melissaroshan), or visit her website at MelRosVoice.com