Survivor Sunday

Chavonne Boyd-Hurdle

In the wake of the growing #MeToo movement and the courageous survivors who stand behind it, #SurvivorSunday feature, Author Chavonne Boyd-Hurdle, shares her own brave story of survival in her powerful memoir, ‘Scrapes and Scars: No Secrets’.  A survivor of child sexual abuse and intimate partner violence, Chavonne uses her platform to raise awareness for Read More >

Janell Hunter

This month’s #SurvivorSunday is the beautiful Janell Hunter. Wife, mother and business owner, Janell shares with us a powerful and transparent story outlining experiences no person should have to endure, yet many do. Her journey of self-reflection reminds us that we all heal at our own pace and sometimes a survivor needs the reminder that Read More >

Evangelist Detra Williams

This month’s #SurvivorSunday feature is the fearless Evangelist Detra Williams. A walking testimony of faith and resilience, Detra shares an excerpt from her book ‘Wounds to Wisdom: The Survivor Series Volume 2’, taking us on her journey from childhood sexual abuse to domestic violence. Her transparency and passion will leave you near tears for the Read More >

Ashley Stichter

Our #SurvivorSunday feature is the beautiful Ashley Stichter.  Below, you will read about her courageous journey on surviving abuse, picking up the pieces, and finding unbreakable faith in the process.   Ashley’s Story:    I feel it’s finally time to share my story with the world. It’s been a long time coming and this is Read More >

Onicka Daniel

Every so often we like to catch up with our past #SurvivorSunday features to get the scoop on their latest accomplishments and future plans.  Here, we feature newfound author, Onicka “Nikki” Daniel, and her new children’s book series, The Holiday Boys. Onicka’s Story: Onicka Daniel is a graduate of Hampton University Class of 2002 (Bachelor of Read More >

LaDrina Simmons

Each time we receive a submission for our #SurvivorSunday series we are in awe of the courage and transparency of each survivor. This week is no different. While most of the submissions we receive revolve around surviving domestic violence, we realize that every day there are people overcoming other battles such as depression, bullying, suicidal thoughts Read More >

Bonnie Love

This week’s  #SurvivorSunday feature comes by way of the beautiful and talented, Bonnie Love. A passionate musical performing artist, Bonnie speaks candidly about overcoming toxic situations, depression and heartbreak while using her art to piece together the parts of her that were once broken in the hopes of finding (and keeping) her worth. Bonnie’s Story: Read More >


Today’s feature has chosen to remain anonymous but through her anonymity, still using her voice to bravely bring awareness to a cause she holds dear. A survivor of teenage dating violence, our feature reminds us that domestic violence can affect anyone in all walks of life. Even those walking in the shoes of a 16 Read More >

Neisha “Beautiful Dizaster” Himes

Every Sunday we share a survivor’s story for our #SurvivorSunday series. Recently, a follower of the series reached out to me and asked why I, as the founder of G.R.O.W., hadn’t yet shared my story. I answered that I often tell my story at various awareness events and that I really just wanted other survivors Read More >

Corinda “Chyna Lee” Fleming

Today’s #SurvivorSunday feature, Chyna Lee, was introduced to G.R.O.W. a few months ago and has honestly stolen our hearts ever since. Behind her outer beauty once stood a frightened woman who had forgotten her worth and just how beautiful she was on the inside. Today, she stands as a warrior using her voice to not only set herself free but Read More >