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Published on Apr 12, 2017
Victims of abuse often see themselves as damaged goods, broken pieces that can’t be put back together. But, in reality, the inventory isn’t broken; it’s just in need of a thorough cleaning. In her inspiring talk, Amy Daumit tells us how she was able to survive and break free from an abusive relationship and talks about how we can stop the cycle of abuse through education and awareness.
While a law school student at NSU, alumna Amy Daumit (J.D., class of 2010) took the steps necessary to leave an abusive, 16-year relationship to her then husband. To help herself heal emotionally, she turned to blogging, an outlet that became an integral part of her personal journey and soon blossomed into her book, Forget Me Not: Learning to Live with Me and for Me. Daumit’s book became the inspiration for the Forget Me Not Advocacy Group, of which she is the founder and president. Through this nonprofit organization, Daumit integrates her love of teaching with her desire to help others, while working to provide individuals with the tools they need to recognize, avoid, and heal from abuse. Before entering this line of work, she earned bachelor’s degrees in elementary and early childhood education, worked as a teacher and educational program director for 10 years, and served in the federal government for six years.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx