Welcome to episode Forty Three of The Inspired Women Podcast. In today’s episode your host Megan Hall interviews Neisha Himes founder of G.R.O.W. Foundation.
G.R.O.W. Foundation founder, Neisha Himes, is a survivor of domestic violence and devoted advocate for awareness. After leaving the toxic relationship in late 2012, she began telling her story years later via her gift of Spoken Word. Known to the poetry community as ‘Beautiful Dizaster’, Neisha has featured on many stages, including New York’s renowned NuYorican Café. Her courageous transparency soon led to requests to share her story on platforms such as: radio interviews, high school and college programs, domestic violence seminars and empowerment conferences. Along with her speaking engagements, she began volunteering at a local shelter where she created a journaling group to encourage self-expression and healing through the arts. She later became certified as a Human Trafficking Victim Advocate with the Virginia Beach Justice Initiative and remains an active volunteer with the organization. The receiver of several accolades, Neisha was honored by Investigation Discovery Channel as ‘Hero of the Month’, highlighted on the PBS channel and performed as a keynote speaker for Planned Parenthood Federation of America headquarters in New York. Her unwavering commitment and passion to help others is the driving force behind the mission of G.R.O.W. Foundation.
Topics Mentioned In This Episode
- Beloved Haven
- My Story
- The Green Shirt Blog
- Neisha’s Spoken Word
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
- Donate to G.R.O.W.
- Share your survivor story with Neisha: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact Neisha about speaking: email@example.com
Connect With Neisha:
Email Neisha: firstname.lastname@example.org