Mildred D. Muhammad is an Award-Winning Global Keynote Speaker, International Expert Speaker for the US Dept. of State, Certified Consultant with the US Dept. of Justice/Office for Victims of Crime, CNN Contributor, Domestic Abuse Survivor, Certified Domestic Violence Advocate, Advisory Board Member & Public Speaking Instructor for The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Best-Selling Author, Trainer & Educator, Certified Professional/Personal Development Consultant and received the 2022 Who's Who in America: Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
She travels and speaks on a global platform as the ex-wife of the DC Sniper to discuss her life of terror, abuse, and heartbreak, all while promoting Domestic Abuse/Violence Awareness and Prevention. She is recognized as "One of the Nation's most powerful advocates for victims and survivors of domestic violence". WROC-TV, Rochester, NY.
Mildred is sought by organizations and agencies, worldwide, to share the very intimate details of her experiences with fear, abuse, and frequent victim-blaming. Her experience has strengthened and expanded the scope of her mission. Simply put, she was a victim who became a survivor and is now a crusader against domestic violence and abuse. She speaks to a wide range of audiences, including victims and survivors of domestic violence, advocates, law enforcement professionals, therapists, counselors, mental and medical health providers, university and college students, and military personnel, about what it's like to be a victim and survivor of domestic violence "without physical scars" at various conferences, seminars, and workshops.
Her sincerity is as impressive as her unforgettable story of abuse. She discusses the dangers of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) that soldiers face after returning from a war zone, as well as victims who have been diagnosed with PTSD. She is acknowledged and honored for putting her expertise and experience to good use by supporting the Family Advocacy Program and its goal of educating, promoting, and putting a stop to domestic abuse in military communities.
After counseling herself and her children on how to survive victim-blaming in the face of adversity, she turned her tragic circumstances into an opportunity to establish ground on all forms of Domestic Abuse that are often overlooked, such as verbal, mental, economic, spiritual, stalking, and emotional abuse. Mildred makes it her mission to not only speak about the specifics and realities of domestic abuse/violence, but also to be a vessel of support and healing for all those affected.
"Scared Silent: When the One You Love Becomes the One You Fear", her first critically acclaimed memoir, was released by Simon & Schuster in 2009. "I'm Still Standing: Crawling Out of the Darkness into the Light," her second and final memoir, was self-published.
"A Survivor's Journal: A Journey from Victim to Survivor" and "Dare to Heal: Journaling The Pain Away," as well as "Planning My Escape" (a comprehensive step-by-step safety plan) specifically for victims and survivors to help with the emotions that others may not understand and strategically leaving an abusive relationship, are among Muhammad's other self-published books that will assist victims and survivors of domestic violence.
"Being Abused While Teleworking During Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: A Safety Guide for Victims of Domestic Abuse/Violence & Awareness for Bystanders," is the title of her new eBook addressing domestic abuse/violence during COVID-19.
She's co-authored three books:
Her current book, "In The Midst of Chaos", was released in 2022.
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She has received many awards such as a Special Commendation presented by the Office on Violence Against Women, a Proclamation presented by Prince George’s County Council for her exemplary role in the fight against domestic abuse/violence, Maya Angelou “Still I Rise” Award, Shirley Chisholm Woman of Courage Award and REDBOOK’s Strength & Spirit HEROES Award, as well as multiple awards from the military community...just to name a few.
Mildred Muhammad has appeared in the following TV shows:
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While Mildred has been in this work as an instructor, testifying before House committee's as an authority to improve laws, serving as a vessel of support and healing, and as an expert subject for over 20 years, she looks to increase her global impact, in the coming years, to the end of domestic abuse and violence.