Denisha is a lived experience consultant.
3 out of 4 women of African descent in the United States are victims of sexual assault, child molestation, and related crimes. Sadly, there is too little discussion about this horrific situation and even less about its long-term effect on the survivors and the communities from whence they come. Denisha uses her personal experience both as a survivor and an advocate for child women struggling with this harsh reality. Today, she struggles with Complex Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) as a result of her trauma, making her uniquely qualified to speak on these issues and the dysfunction they cause in so many of our communities.
Denisha's goal is to motivate other survivors of sexual assault to heal their pain by telling their stories and seeking counseling so they no longer feeling alone. She works to create networks of allies in the community around these issues and encourage them to help develop safe havens for survivors of trauma.
Omaha World Harold:
KETV Newswatch 7 Omaha: [11:33]
University of Omaha
University of Lincoln: I am Blossoming - Overcoming the Ultimate Evil
Omaha Public Schools
Women's Center for Advancement
KMTV News Now Omaha
CASA for Douglas County
The Shameless Mom Academy Podcast
Boys Town of Nebraska:
Rainbow Factory Pre-school
The Trauma Therapist Podcast:
Clean Juice: Be Organic Podcast
And Still We Rise: A UNL Journalism and Mass Communications Podcast
View and purchase copies of Denisha's films including the award winning documentary "Hear Our Voices".
Learn more and order Denisha's children's Book, "Butterflies in Me" - focused on highlighting stories on mental illness in multicultural children.
Register for one of Denisha's many workshops created to provide a recourse for those who struggle with mental illness and survivors of trauma.
Your story is so powerful and pulls at anyone’s heartstrings. I could also understand how it makes some people uncomfortable as most want to ignore the fact that Society isn’t perfect or equal. I really admire your courage and the energy you pour into your work. Keep at it!