Aug 17, 2022
If you’ve experienced trauma and abuse, it’s easy to play small. To protect yourself and live comfortably in the shadows.
But you are not your scars.
And it's past time to step into your full power and shine your light on the world.
Ellie Shefi is a civil rights attorney, strategist and coach who provides entrepreneurs, authors and leaders with practical, easy-to-implement tools and strategies that generate results.
Ellie is also the host of the Free by Design television show and You Are Not Your Scars podcast. The very definition of tenacious, Ellie has overcome a lifetime of adversity to master mindset, resiliency and resourcefulness and is now dedicating her life to the empowerment of others.
On this episode of Wickedly Smart Women, Ellie joins Anjel to share her experience as an abuse, domestic violence and rape survivor, explaining how it taught her the power of controlling her thoughts and living in gratitude.
Ellie walks us through the steps she took to heal from trauma, come out of hiding and choose herself, ultimately fulfilling her dream of graduating from law school.
Listen in for insight on healing the culture of abuse in our political systems and learn how Ellie can help you stand in your power and share your purpose with the world!
Ellie’s experience as an abuse, domestic violence and rape survivor
How Ellie’s traumas taught her the power of controlling her thoughts and living in gratitude
Why Ellie was incapable of making the decision to leave her abusive husband
How Ellie’s dad initiated her divorce and put her in hiding
What inspired Ellie to choose herself and fulfill her dream of becoming an attorney
How Ellie’s 2019 cancer diagnosis made her realize she was playing small
What women in the US can do to heal the culture of abuse that plagues the country
The power in eliminating external expectations from your to-do list
Why playing bigger doesn’t necessarily mean doing more
Ellie’s challenge to get better educated re: your local elected officials
How to stand in your power and share your purpose with the world
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