“The starting point of all achievement is desire.” ~Napoleon Hill

“The starting point of all achievement is desire.” ~Napoleon Hill

 

It all started when…I chose to never give up on my desires and my dreams no mater what stood in front of me. I am (we are all) capable of accomplishing anything my heart and soul desires. Here is my Resume:

Rebecca L. Edwards

Author/Speaker/Recovery Specialist

LIFE MOTTO

“I am not ashamed of my truth! I strongly feel heartfelt honesty inspires others to succeed in long term recovery and with long term life goals. Sharing from personal experience creates an intimate connection that helps others to choose a new self-image that is rooted in acceptance, confidence and personal transformation.” RLE

EXPERIENCE

Overcoming long-term, soul shattering abuse and addiction has given me the most inspirational and life transforming gift of gratitude. My journey in recovery has granted me the unique opportunity to share my spiritual awakening and to carry the message to those who still suffer. Together we can become the solution for those whose lives have been altered by substance abuse/addiction.

QUALIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS

·         RAINN Speakers Bureau Member

·         Speaker for multiple organizations and platforms that highlight long-term recovery from sexual trauma and addiction

·         Author/Writer and contributor to several online publications as a notable recovery advocate

·          Nominee for Survivor Activist of the Year and Scholarship recipient for the 2016 FCASV Summit Whisper to a Roar

 

RELEVANT ACCOMPLISHMENTS (Volunteering of my time and service)

·         Speaker for the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Expand the Circle Reach All Victims Sponsored by the OVC Office for Victims of Crime with the Sarasota County Sheriff Office-Contact is Autumn Roppolo

·         Speaker and Workshop Facilitator for FCASV (Florida Council Against Sexual Violence) Summit 2018 Reaching Out, Coming Together with my workshop titled Trauma & Addiction How They Are Linked and How We Can Help Those Who Suffer

·         2016 Keynote Speaker for Ringling College of Art and Design for Take Back the Night and National Denim Day

·         2016 Speaker with National Crime Victim Tribute Week-Speaking to all Advocates and First Responders about TIC Trauma Informed Care, Addiction and Recovery

·         2015 SPARCC Annual Luncheon Speaker and Guest of Honor

·         2014 SPARCC Annual Fundraising Member Coffee with Guest Speaker

·         2013 Volunteer Speaker for 12-Step Recovery in Sarasota County

·         On-going guest speaker for 12th Circuit Court of Sarasota County Multiple Offender DUI Classes under 12-Step Program and court appointed intervention 

 

WRITING ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND RECOVERY CONTRIBUTUIONS

·         Owner/Author of RebeccaLEdwards.com which is a multi-functional website dedicated to talking about recovery from sexual trauma and addiction with the aim of eliminating the shame and stigma surrounding abuse and addiction and the need for mental health support

·         Contributor to multiple social media websites focusing on advocacy, sobriety, recovery and how to thrive at life after adversity

·         Contributing article writer to Thrive Global

·         Contributing article writer on Medium

·         Contributing article writer to Sivana East with multiple articles reaching front page status due to content popularity

·         Contributing article writer for Recovery Today Magazine

·         Published Author with Chapters in the book Transform Your Life Volumes 1 & 2 which is dedicated to long-term life transformation and recovery from trauma, addiction, and life’s most challenging set-backs and adversities