I fought with myself before posting this blog.  I went back and forth about whether or not I really wanted to put it out there.  I’ve tripped over my words.  It’s not my best piece.

I almost deleted this post.

And then I remembered WHO I AM.



With October being Domestic Violence Awareness month, I am so happy that the #MeToo campaign has created open conversations about the issues of sexual harassment and sexual abuse.

Many women believe that just because they don’t have bruises that they haven’t actually been abused.  I am here to tell you ladies, this is not the case! Abuse comes in so many forms and the only way to truly help yourself and others out is to educate yourself.  It isn’t easy…but you are worth it.

I want to let every survivor know that I believe you and that I am here for you.

You are not alone.


I was a young adult when I was abused. I sadly ended up marrying my abuser, and most of my family or friends have no clue what happened then. The interesting thing is that I didn’t really see things for what they were.  Manipulated women rarely see things as they truly are…I AM so glad I got out of that relationship and survived, which many times I didn’t think I would.  I literally felt dead inside.

But I fought.

I fought for myself.  Fought for my child.  I WILL fight to help others.

To survivors of childhood sexual abuse, please know that you too are not alone.  You have rights.  You have power.

Please join me in this fight.  Please reach out.  I am convinced that I had to experience pain and then the healing so that I am able to help others!!

We can do this. Together.



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Jihan is an Energy Leadership and Life Mastery Professional Certified Life Coach with certifications from iPEC (Institute for Performance Excellence in Coaching) and Crowned for Success . She holds a BS in Biology and Exercise Physiology from the University of Miami (GO CANES!), as well as a Masters/MBA from the University of Maryland. Jihan has worked many years in the corporate world, and is now living her life on her terms. She works with women (and men!) looking to discover their true "who", get themselves out of that RUT, overcome their huge life hurdles, and start living the lives of their dreams on the other side. Jihan is also a beauty coach and is passionate about helping women realize their beauty and brilliance in all areas of their lives. Her purpose is to help encourage and inspire others to truly see their potential, achieve their goals, change their lives, and follow their passion. She's a proud mommy, an entrepreneur (a mompreneur!) a network marketer, a writer, and lover of life! She loves living a life where she can truly uplift, empower, and validate others! For daily inspiration, be sure to give her a follow @strongwomenarebeautiful on Instagram.

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