Murdered and Missing persons conference September 2015 "Through the lens of a survivor" Violence, control, alcohol and manipulation were the 4 main components of my childhood that deeply traumitized me, took away my Mother's voice and in the end, her life. I feel I can be her voice and share our story to help inspire other survivors, educate authorities, agencies, police, victim services and to give hope to others on how I moved forward and now lead a thriving life, filled with love and joy.