In the last four years alone she has witnessed and experienced how corrupt our judicial system is, when she became a victim of police-perpetrated violence at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, who is a law enforcement officer. In the middle of the night she had to escape to another state for her safety and has been forced to live in hiding ever since. Including having to take various safety precautions because the government continues to protect him by operating under the “Blue Code of Silence“. Though the more her story is told and heard, the more power she takes back from him and the sooner she can safely come out of hiding.
October 23rd will mark 1,500 days of her living in hiding. Though despite her circumstances she has tried to make the best out of her unfathomable situation. She has since gone back to school to further her education. Majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in Psychology, so she can better help other victims and survivors like herself. She recently graduated in May 2017.
Because of all that she has endured through out her life, it has helped her to realize that her true calling is to be an Inspirational Speaker so she can educate and spread awareness on these issues, while being an advocate for others who have faced similar traumas like herself. The injustices she has faced have given her the passion and perseverance to fight every day for other survivors voices to be heard, while never forgetting the victims whose voices have forever been silenced through murder. Her story and all that she has suffered at the hands of others is not in vain, God is making beauty from ashes.
Today she speaks on all the issues mentioned above and travels through out the country using her story to inspire others to “make a difference one day, one life at a time”. Her story is having an impact garnering followers and attention both nationally and internationally. She has been published by six organizations/media outlets within the last seven months. Her story is both versatile and applicable to any audience and platform.
Witlee Ethan is not just a survivor, but more importantly a warrior for others, standing up in the fight against violence and injustice. Her story is one of hope, forgiveness, healing, redemption, unwavering faith, and God’s grace. Which is the message she wants to share with others! She will be the first one to tell you, that it is through her faith alone that she has survived, and because of her relationship with Jesus Christ, she is thriving and she wants to help others to do the same!