Lisa Cohen has a passion for learning as well as educating. Though her primary passion is domestic violence, she is a sharer of knowledge and resources for a myriad of social causes. Just follow her on social media. You will see her always sharing, caring, and supporting the work of others while implementing her own words and work within the community, for the community. She’s using her voice and actions to bring awareness ‘From Her Corner’, which you will learn more about in this feature. We invite you to read, share, and support the work of Lisa Cohen, our latest Boots on the Ground featured advocate.
How long have you been doing what you do? “I began advocating in 2018. I held my first awareness event in October of that year. From Her Corner was officially named last year. Our mission is to advocate, educate, support, and to serve as a connector to resources for women 40 and up affected by domestic violence. My advocacy is still in the grassroots stage, but I’m proud of the outcome of each event I’ve held. People affected by domestic violence have been educated and encouraged, as well the communities they live in.”
What types of services does your organization/agency/business provide? “I am able to provide resource information to those that I come in contact with. I am a Certified Application Assistant for the Safe at Home program, providing one on one emotional support for those who may not be ready speak out.”
What made you decide to pursue this journey? “My desire to educate women like me who don’t realize they are being abused with words and actions. I am a survivor of an abusive thirty year union. I did not know until I ended it that I had experienced abuse. It wasn’t physical, so I never made that connection. I lived in shame and fear. I never spoke about it. I was silent.”
What are some of the most gratifying parts of what you do? “The best part is witnessing the breakthroughs at my events and other events I’ve attended, knowing that someone will soon be free and at peace.”
What are some of the most disheartening things about what you do? “I currently do not have the resources to help in the capacity I would like to.”
Do you have any events coming up? “Saturday June 6th, I will began doing LIVE and recorded videos discussing topics and answering questions related to Domestic Violence. This will be every Saturday. Oct 31, 2020, I will host our 2nd Annual A PURPLE AFTERNOON.
Do you have any needs that would help you better do what you do? “Being grassroots, I need direction and assistance on how to extend my reach into the community. I have a lot ideas, but I am not sure how to bring them to reality.”
What main point(s) do you want the readers to take away from this article? “I want readers to understand that domestic violence is not just physical, and it doesn’t just affect the victim.”
How can people get in touch with you? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Messenger on Facebook: From Her Corner
About Lisa Cohen: Lisa Cohen was born in Memphis,TN and raised in Atlanta, GA. In 1987 she returned to Memphis to raise her children with family. She and her five children are survivors of domestic violence. She is a certified support group leader, facilitator of awareness workshops, and a certified application assistant for the Safe at Home program. Her vision is for From Her Corner to become a nonprofit organization providing emotional support within a group setting and temporary housing. She supports other organizations through donations and sharing their information on social media as well as giving their information to individuals she comes in contact with.