I’m Angela Shelton
I believe healing is an act of revolution.
I spent years of my life on the trauma train, dealing with all the emotional and physical pain that comes from being a victim of child sexual abuse, rape and domestic violence.
Even though I was on the cover of magazines, made loads of money, owned a house in the hills, and was “the tall drink of water” in the TV commercials -
I was attracted to jerks, found myself repeatedly in abusive situations, hated myself and thought I was ugly and stupid.
I did not know if I would ever get to a “Happy Healed Place.” I did not know what healed looked like, certainly not happily ever after!
I thought you were just stuck with weekly therapy and just had to “deal” with your life and grin and bear it.
After I drove around the country making the documentary Searching for Angela Shelton I discovered that 70% of the women I interviewed had been victims of child sexual abuse, rape and/or domestic violence as well.
That awful discovery propelled me into a mission of healing and moving on!
I didn’t think it was fair for so many of us to go through abuse and violence and then NOT get a happily ever after ending! Totally not cool!
Luckily, the documentary has a wonderfully happy ending.
But I wanted LIFE to have a HAPPY ENDING! Don’t you?
So I went on the road and spoke to over 30,000 survivors, advocates, therapists, heads of organizations and everyone I could in the trauma and recovery world. I’ve since lost count of how many people I’ve interviewed.
I asked about their trauma, how they healed, how they helped others, what worked and what didn’t and how they moved on. If they had not moved on, I wanted to know what was holding them back.
I researched and tried every possible therapy and healing technique I could find so I could share what worked with others, and I tried EVERYTHING!
I have set up a year’s worth of videos at HealingSurvivors.com for you to use on your own or in your service work.
I believe that when YOU heal and move on in your life, you break the cycle of crap (trauma/drama/violence) for the next generation – and everyone around you.
My mission is to inspire you to live a joyful life no matter what you’ve been through (and we all have a story).
As a Funny Public Speaker, I share Happy and Humorous Healing to inspire people to lead joyful lives no matter what they’ve been through.
I also am Safe Side Superchick from the wonderful Safe Side Series (for which I won an Emmy, yay!).
Though she takes on serious issues, Angela Shelton is joyous, irreverent, funny, and feisty!