Empowerment Blog

Janna analyzes topics related to abuse, psychology, and the empowerment of women.
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Lessons for an Advocate

Show me a woman who uses her voice to speak for others, and I’ll show you a woman who gets attacked by misguided bullies and internet trolls. When you decide to take a path in advocacy, you’ve got to have thick skin. You have to know who you are, and be sure in your purpose.Continue reading “Lessons for an Advocate”

Summer Anniversary

Ten years ago I moved out, filed for divorce, and started over. In those ten years I have: criedfought for myselfcelebratedbeen challengedfailedralliedfound my real selfbeen consumed by doubthelped other womenset boundariesloveddone a lot of things by myself for the first time everheld onto hopenetworked with other survivorschanged career paths (more than once)hated othersbeen hated byContinue reading “Summer Anniversary”


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“I appreciate Janna so much! She literally helped me breathe again.” — Tiffany, Tennessee

“If you’re an abuse survivor, Janna’s caring and compassionate approach is exactly what you need on your path toward healing. She’s also a survivor of domestic abuse, and she understands how incredibly difficult it can be to find your way back to a place of safety. Janna will listen—really listen—to your story without judgment or condemnation, and will give you the tools and techniques necessary to navigate your recovery. I trust her implicitly.” — Melissa from Nebraska


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