My name is Melissa Lombardo, survivor, thriver, trauma-sensitive encouraging speaker, CT State Certified Sexual Assault Crisis Advocate with additional training as a trauma-informed coach and certification in Mental Health First Aide. I am the author of, “Hurt, Healing, and Hope: Thriving Beyond Sexual Assault,” and journal companion, “Write, Heal, Thrive: A Transformative Journaling Experience.” As the future unfolds look for an array of specially curated journals and ebooks. 

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 trauma.  My mission along with Write, Heal, Thrive is to support healing and thriving in others via writing, journaling, and complementary practices. 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).z