Demetria Buie is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a mother, life-story coach, publisher, event host, magazine owner and mentor. She was raised in a small town in Louisiana and by the time she reached eighteen, had experienced many hardships, which rendered her homeless, unforgiving, depressed, and suicidal. She was a high school drop-out, but a strong desire to better her life caused her to return to school and earn her GED after which she began attending John Tyler Community College, studying acting. She is author of over thirty books including the book titled, Refuse To Lose. In this interview, Demetria opens up on the many challenges she has faced; from a mother who did not want or love her, to a father who was an alcoholic. And from a school system and teachers that gave up on her stating that she would amount to nothing, to an uncle who tried to rape her. Demetria saw it all, conquered it all, and shares her story to give hope to other women. Listen to Demetria and be inspired to get up and win! Because you can!
Dr. Yolanda Jerry is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a retired Air Force veteran, speaker, author, coach, and entrepreneur. She coaches inspires and empowers victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and youth bullying. Yolanda shares her story as a sexual assault and domestic violence survivor and what it takes to no longer be a victim but a Victor! She is the Founder and CEO of YJ Empowerment Solutions, LLC. Walking away from an abusive marriage did not come easy for her, and she knows firsthand and explains why many women prefer to remain in abusive relationships. The most potent lesson she took away from that season of her life is the fact that she can Get Back Up! Listen and be inspired as Yolanda shares her journey of going from sexual assault and domestic abuse victim to strong survivor and advocate who is helping other women. She has turned her pain into her purpose. Yolanda will be in London, UK, on the 20th of April 2019 to share her story in more detail at DOZ Live Inspirational Conference tagged Get Back Up! Go to Eventbrite to register for this event and get your ticket. If you have fallen it’s okay; you can Get Back Up!
Amanda Bedzrah is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is CEO of Empower A Woman, an organisation that was set up for vulnerable women, women who have been through domestic abuse, domestic violence and/or sexual abuse. She shares with us her personal journey, from the death of her only brother, to a sudden reminder of being sexually abused as a child and how both experiences shaped her and helped her to add value to women. Please listen and be inspired.