Liz J. Simpson, creator of “He Hit Me! series
NATIONWIDE (BlackNews.com) — Liz J. Simpson also known as, The Self-Discovery Diva, is a motivational speaker, writer and coach. When she is not empowering women of color to boldly embrace the life they deserve!- she enjoys home life with her husband and two kids in San Antonio, TX.
However, ten years ago, things were not so pretty in her life. As a domestic violence victim, Liz was forced to drop out of the big ten university she was attending and flee to a domestic violence shelter at just twenty-one years of age with her infant daughter. They lived in shelter for nine, long months.
It felt like rock bottom. It felt like my life was void of hope. Tomorrow looked bleak. I felt tragically alone and misunderstood. However, I eventually learned that tomorrow was what I made it. I was in control of my choices. I controlled my future. It wasnt easy. I made a fool of myself multiple times. But today, I take pride in being a
thriving survivor…a victor in the story of my life.
Domestic violence is a leading cause of death for black women ages 15-35 years old. Black women are statistically recognized as the least likely to seek help when victimized.
Liz volunteers as a shelter monitor at her local domestic violence shelter but felt passionate about doing more to build awareness, especially in the black community. So she took matters into her own hands and created a ten week series as a platform for intimate conversation about domestic violence awareness. She plans for the series to serve three major purposes: to spread awareness with the general public, to educate and support domestic violence victims and to foster a
community of encouragement and empowerment for domestic violence survivors.
I found that there is an unmet need for thousands of women to have real, empowering conversation on the topic. There are few things more impactful than a great story. And there are hundreds of thousands of domestic violence survivor testimonials that can shine truth on domestic violence as well as inspire current victims to see the limitless possibilities for their lives that exist outside of their current situation.
The free ten week series will broadcast live each Tuesday night at 7pm CST beginning Tuesday, May 12th. She urges the domestic violence community as well as the general public to register to join this groundbreaking, intimate conversation. Participants must register in advance at www.hehitme.info  to join the password-protected live stream. Liz wanted to respect the sensitive nature of the conversation and offer some confidentiality for those who still might be in the midst of domestic violence.
Participants will also be added to a private, exclusive facebook community to create an environment of support, healing and celebration. Each week the broadcast will conclude with a live Q&A to address the needs and concerns of listeners. For those who arent available to join the live broadcast on Tuesdays, all registrants will be emailed a replay
of the weekly conversation. I was willing to step out on faith and just do this for whomever might be standing in need. I didnt expect the response from tons of women who were passionate about the subject and willing to be apart of a
different take on the domestic violence conversation!
Liz will be joined weekly by guest experts during the He Hit Me! series. She was encouraged by the overwhelming positive response from experts that include psychologists, social workers, motivational speakers, artists, writers, bloggers, non-profit directors, domestic violence survivors and even a celebrity spokesperson for domestic
violence awareness. She will soon be announcing the lineup of these incredible guest experts on the website at www.hehitme.info.
In the ten-part conversation, Liz J. Simpson and her guest experts will address a bevy of topics including:
* Common characteristic of abusers
* The cycle & cues of violence
* Warning signs in a relationship
* Legal advocacy
* Creating financial independence & sustainability
* How to love again after domestic violence
* The separation cycle and process
* Creating a safety plan
* Creating goals to guide you to your passion & purpose
* The power of your thoughts, gratitude & forgiveness
* Healing through journaling, yoga and meditation
Contrary to the name of the event, domestic violence encompasses much more than physical abuse. It also includes emotional, sexual and economic abuse. We will be sure to focus on all types of abuse during our 10 part series. Domestic violence affects more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. I want to be a part of the solution by confronting this necessary, but all too often taboo conversation, head-on.
To register to join this 10 part series, visit www.hehitme.info. The website features a brief video that gives all the details of Lizs groundbreaking, new platform.