My name is Melissa Lombardo, survivor, thriver, trauma sensitive encouraging speaker, CT State Certified Sexual Assault Crisis Advocate, author of, “Hurt, Healing, and Hope: Thriving Beyond Sexual Assault,” and journal companian, “Write, Heal, Thrive: A Transformative Journaling Experience.” I know firsthand the silence surrounding the topic of Sexual Violence. It was through the support of friends and family that I took the path of vulnerability to begin speaking out and supporting the healing journey of others who have faced or are currently facing their own trauma.  A portion of book sales will benefit area rape crisis centers. Sign up here to join our newsletter.

Melissa is a member of Take Back the Night Foundation, the Alliance of Independent Authors, and the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association (CAPA).