Informative Video Series: With Brandy Gann, Assistant District Attorney in Travis County, and Kezeli Wold, Assoc. Commissioner for Adult Protective Services
Meet Sophia: Survivor of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and Community Advocate for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse
Sophia was just nine-years-old when her father began sexually abusing her. He was her first perpetrator. Sophia endured a habitual cycle of sexual abuse that led to domestic abuse. Sophia rose above these terrible events that marred her upbringing to become a community advocate for survivors of sexual assault, domestic abuse, and child abuse.
Meet Ramona – Survivor of Domestic Violence
Ramona was born into domestic violence. Abuse was “normal” in her life. Her father abused her mother and all of the children. She endured emotional, verbal and physical abuse throughout her childhood At age 16, her father hit her for the last time. She took a stand and left home to stop the violence, but found herself in an abusive relationship. She ultimately got the courage to leave to protect herself and her daughter. Ramona found refuge and now works as a domestic violence advocate to help others gain freedom, safety and empowerment.