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Claire O’Leary – Empowered Voice Traveling Exhibit & Voices Heard E-Zine

Claire O’Leary – Empowered Voice Traveling Exhibit & Voices Heard E-Zine

I’m excited to share with you this empowering interview with Claire O’Leary, speaker, mentor, and advocate. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Claire’s e-zine Voices Heard
  • her insights on childhood sexual abuse
  • her personal journey from trauma to triumph
  • how Empowered Voices Traveling Exhibit came to be and the mission of her healing work
  • and so much more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also catch soundbites of our insightful interview on YouTube.


“Founder of The Empowered Voice and Voices Heard, Claire O’Leary is a survivor of incest. She created Voices Heard as a safe space for survivors of sexual abuse to share their story so they can shatter the silence of their sexual abuse.  Sharing their story empowers survivors to become more confident, feel comfortable in their skin, and be seen and heard. She is shattering the silence of sexual abuse one voice at a time.

Sharing their story empowers survivors to become more confident, feel comfortable in their skin, and be seen and heard. She is the founder of the Empowered Voice Traveling Exhibit, which showcases the stories of sexual abuse survivors, as well as the Voices Heard interactive e-Zine that empowers sexual abuse survivors to shatter their silence thereby healing not only themselves but also others.
Through her Creativity Unleashed program she encourages survivors to unearth/nourish/engage their creativity through expressive arts including visual art, poetry, movement.
Claire’s mission is to lower the average age a CSA (child sexual abuse) suvirvor discloses their abuse from age 18.
Claire shares her own story as a Speaker, Mentor, and Advocate. She is also a Reiki Master and artist, She lives in Colorado with her husband and enjoys being a mother and grandmother to her adorable grandson. She’s an avid reader, meditates and dances her heart out any time she can.”
Find Claire on Facebook, and Instagram.

Website: https://www.empoweredvoicetravelingexhibit.com/




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Ingrid Cockhren & Sue Fort White

Ingrid Cockhren & Sue Fort White

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on iTunes, Blubrry, Spotify, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

I am ever so grateful for the opportunity to sit down with Ingrid Cockhren, ACEs Connection Midwest Regional Community Facilitator, and Sue Fort White, Executive Director of Our Kids, Inc. Thank you, Ingrid and Sue, for the incredible work you are both doing to help create a more trauma-informed world and helping those who are on the healing journey.


Sue Fort White, Ed.D.

Our Kids Executive Director

For more than 30 years, Sue Fort White has mobilized resources for underserved populations, including victims of domestic violence, teens and families in crisis, children in foster care and families affected by child sexual abuse. Sue’s work at Our Kids starting in 2006 was a natural progression of her deep commitment to social justice and her desire to connect children and families with the services they need.

Sue is an experienced nonprofit and community leader with specialized skills in:

  • Fund development
  • Advocacy and ambassadorship
  • Program development and promotion
  • Coalition building
  • Strategic planning
  • Board development
  • Community outreach
  • Leadership development

Education and certifications



Ingrid Cockhren

ACEs Connection Midwest Regional Community Facilitator

As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Ingrid Cockhren knows first-hand how impactful trauma
and toxic stress can be on children, families and communities. Subsequently, she has dedicated her
professional life to investigating and educating the public about the link between early trauma, early
adversity, Adverse Childhood experiences (ACEs) and possible negative outcomes across the lifespan.
Mrs. Cockhren graduated from Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Psychology and from
Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College with a M.Ed. in Child Studies specializing in early interventions
for children from minority and low-income families. Her research areas are African American parenting
styles, Adverse Childhood Experiences, historical trauma and intergenerational transmission, brain
development, developmental psychology and epigenetics. She is currently an adjunct professor
specializing in developmental psychology at Tennessee State University and the TN & Midwest Regional
Community Facilitator for ACEs Connection.
Mrs. Cockhren is also a member of leadership with ACE Nashville, a collective impact in
Nashville, TN dedicated to the mitigation of ACEs in the Greater Nashville area. She is currently Chair of
ACE Nashville’s Parent & Community Education Committee and serves as an advisor on both Vanderbilt
Institute for Clinical and Translational Research’s Community Engaged Research Core Advisory Council
and the Lloyd. C. Elam Mental Health Center’s Advisory Board. In addition, she is the creator and
moderator of The State of the Black Woman-Nashville. Ingrid’s experience and affiliations also include
Metro Nashville’s Public Schools, Tennessee’s Dept. of Children’s Services, Tennessee’s Office of Child
Safety, Meharry, Vanderbilt University’s Peabody Research Institute & Special Education Dept. and
Youth Villages, Inc.
Ingrid Cockhren is a Clarksville, TN native who currently resides in Nashville, TN with husband
Jurnell Cockhren, founder of Civic Hacker, a software development consulting agency. Ingrid loves
painting, cooking and spending time with daughter Yves.

Find out more about these amazing women and their inspirational work at whatifitoldyou.com, ourkidscenter.com, and acesconnection.com.

Peace to you all!

Hope for Healing Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/9813e51db66b/hope-for-healing-newsletter-december-2018

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