About Me

Group Facilitator: incarcerated women, survivors of domestic & sexual violence

Court advocate/Advocate: for survivors of domestic & sexual violence

Counselor/Case Manager: for women & children residing in a safe house

❃State Coalition Board Member 

Outreach Coordinator: for state coalition serving culturally diverse survivors of sexual viol



No one is free until everyone is free.

~Rev. Dr. MLK Jr.


Tonya GJ Prince

❃Member of Women of Color Leadership Task Force for two different statewide coalitions
❃State Coalition Board Member 
❃Member of Leadership Task Force for the merger of a statewide domestic violence coalition with statewide sexual violence coalition. (Dismantling Racism, Social Justice, Organizational Development)

Empowerment in P.I.N.K. (Purposeful-Involvement-Necessary-Keeping Community Service First
Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. 2011

In Service....

❃Featured Speaker/Trainer
⭑child sexual violence prevention,

⭑personal testimony,

⭑advocate intervention,
⭑healing the wounds of abuse,

⭑safety planning,

⭑cultural diversity,

⭑addressing the special needs of people w/disabilities
⭑domestic & sexual violence

in Faith communities....

Bs, OrGANizational Management &


Bluefield College

Notable Professional Experience 

Professional Experience contd......

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
❃Crisis hotline counselor for national hotline serving victims/survivors sexual violence.
❃Founder of Braid the Ladder. A not-for-profit organization that gathers and distributes natural hair care products to families residing in domestic violence shelters.




~Talk, and End Child Sexual Abuse

  • ~Speak, and End Child Sexual Abuse
  • ~The Power of Your Story: How to Share Your Story with an Audience and Change Lives (Child Sexual Abuse Series)

    ~Sexual Misconduct Sourcebook for Schools (contributor)


  • Numerous articles, blog posts, and other content........
  •  Tonya GJ Prince is an expert in healing violence and abuse at the intersections.  She has founded several projects designed to help others to heal, prevent, and overcome both domestic and sexual violence.  Tonya is an author, activist, advocate, Survivor, speaker, counselor, & mentor.  She is the editor of WESurviveAbuse.com and SurvivorAffirmations.com.  BraidtheLadder.org, which aids residents of shelters, was also founded by Tonya.

    Tonya’s unique service emphasis has been dedicated to; crisis counseling, education, centering the voices of victims and cross-cultural empathy and storytelling.

    Tonya GJ Prince holds a BS in Organizational Management & Development from Bluefield College.



    Volunteer Service Experience