A little bit more of a back story to Julie Jewels:
During the summer of 2015, I took Nia White Belt. In fall 2015, I took Nia Green Belt, where I learned more about myself. In Spring 2016, I took Nia Blue Belt, where I learned the art of communication and learned that I am an empowered women who can dance, love my body, feel my emotions, express my emotions and started to write poetry. Over the next year, I wrote a poem about every week. I decided to publish my book, The Journey Back to Myself: A Book of Healing Poetry, to share my truth with the world. Next, I decided to create this facebook page.
I am healing one day at a time. I am standing in my power and sharing my voice with other survivors so that they know that they alone.
About Author Honey Badger
Author Honey Badger is a Navy Veteran who grew up in a small town in the Midwest. She followed her dream and enlisted in the United States Navy after 9-11-2001. On January 17, 2004, she was raped twice in the same day by a fleet returnee, third class petty officer. She was betrayed, retaliated against, called a liar and lost her career. During this time, she kept a journal where she wrote down exactly what was happening as it happened.
After seeing her follow veterans testify on Capital Hill, she decided to publish her true story to make a difference and to get people to pay attention to Military Sexual Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress. She has advocated for other veterans who are survivors of military sexual trauma and Post traumatic Stress Disorder. In this role, she has been involved with trying to get the Military Justice improvement Act, Stop Act and Ruth Moore Act passed. She has been involved with tweeting, calling and emailing Senators and Representatives. Also, she has helped to communicate on social media about Vet’s Rising and danced Break the Chain with other survivors.
She has has overseen the marketing efforts and managing the marketing budget. Her most exciting work to date was creating a social media presence and direct mailing advertising campaign that was key to the successful launch of her poems and book. Not only did we have fun creating that campaign, but also we found it rewarding to see the results. She is truly passionate about advocating for issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, (PTSD), Military Sexual trauma (MST) and always eager to connect with other authors, advocates and activists. While I enjoy all aspects of my job, I think my favorite stage of a project is coming up with an idea and implementing it.
She has an A.A.S. in Human Services from Wake Technical Community College and Certified Nursing Assistant certificate from Wake Technical Community College. She is always interested in hearing from former colleagues, managers, or just interesting creative folk, so feel free to contact her if you’d like to connect.