Awareness for the Cause


Purple Heart of the Day 2022

Purple Pledge 2020

Purple Pledge: Jocelyn Bougard-Hays

Thank you, Jocelyn Bougard-Hays, for taking the Purple Pledge!

I, Jocelyn Bougard-Hays, pledge to promote awareness. I want women to know that they deserve a life of respect. That one day, their story may be the key to unlock someone else’s prison.

Purple Pledge: Kamilla Barton

Thank you, Kamilla Barton, for taking the Purple Pledge!

I, Kamilla Barton, pledge to believe survivors, report acts of abuse, stand up for victims, and promote awareness to the community.

Purple Pledge: Tamaira Walker

Thank you, Tamaira Walker, for taking the Purple Pledge!

I, Tamaira Walker, pledge to continue being a leader to my generation and helping the ones that need it the most. It’s not easy being a survivor and advocate at 23. But, I know with God by my side, I can do whatever I put my mind to.

Purple Pledge: Marrisa Jackson

Thank you Marrisa Jackson for taking the Purple Pledge!

I, Marrisa Jackson, pledge to: “I raise my voice not so I can shout but those without a voice can be heard.” – Malala

This is why I speak out, why I’m a resource for others, why I’m blessed to be here!

Purple Pledge: Paris Ducker

Thank you, Paris Ducker, for taking the Purple Pledge!

I pledge to support DV Advocacy by using my resources, showing support, partnering with others in this fight. I pledge to believe survivors, stand up for victims and report cases of abuse. I pledge to promote awareness in our community.

Purple Pledge: Maggie Thompson

Thank you, Maggie Thompson, for taking the Purple Pledge!

I, Maggie Thompson, pledge to always believe survivors. I will continue to help validate and support survivors of domestic violence. I will help educate the community and help instill hope for all persons affected by domestic violence.

Purple Pledge: Amber Johnson

Thank you, Amber Johnson, for taking the Purple Pledge!

I, Amber Johnson, pledge to stand up victims who suffer and are going through domestic violence. It’s ok to speak up. My sisters and brothers, it’s never ok to just seen. Get loud & be heard because we are listening. Abuse is never ok. Mentally, physically or emotionally. We are here and we are listening.

Purple Pledge: Joyce Kyles

Thank you, Joyce Kyles for taking the Purple Pledge!

I, Joyce Kyles, pledge to continue my efforts of advocacy & activism to provide & support the tangible needs & rights of victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

Purple Pledge: Stephanie Deion

Thank you, Stephanie Deion for taking the Purple Pledge!

I, Stephanie Deion, pledge to: Promote awareness on domestic violence.

Purple Pledge: Judy Brown

Thank you, Judy Brown, for taking the Purple Pledge!

I, Judy K. Brown pledge to stand up for victims, promote awareness in my community, and support educational programs that offer assistance to victims and their families.

Purple Heart of the Day 2020

Purple Heart of the Day: Dr. Karren Todd

Our Purple Heart of the Day is Dr. Karren Todd, Executive Director of Power Ministries and Founder & CEO of Coach Karren. She’s also an amazing preacher and community leader.

From the pulpit to Project Stand, Higher Learning and so many other ventures in between, Dr. Todd is well known in communities locally and nationally for seeing a need and creating ways to educate, train, and lead youth & adults in their personal and professional pursuits. She encourages you to pray, pursue, and prosper.

Purple Heart of the Day: Te’Retta Hall

Believing in strengthening the mind, body, and spirit, Te’Retta continues to incorporate her faith into all she does as a speaker, certified fitness trainer, domestic violence advocate, and survivor. She is quite in the way she assists with connecting those dealing with abuse to resources. But, her commitment to everything she does speaks volumes.

Our Purple Heart of the Day Honoree is Te’Retta Hall, Founder/CEO/Owner of Total Concept-Fitness Coach. Thank you Te’Retta for working out front and behind the scenes to encourage a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

Purple Heart of the Day: LaToya Dotson

October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month! Our Purple Heart of the Day Honoree is Mrs. LaToya Dotson, Founder and Director of Pink Savvy, Inc. Thank you for your courage, boldness, transparency, and support of other causes while being a committed leader with your own.

LaToya is a fabulously fierce breast cancer advocate and survivor. To know her is to know you will have a champion warrior in your corner for love, support, encouragement, and a drive that won’t allow you to give up or give in. She gives of her time, talent, and resources; not just to those dealing with breast cancer, but to other causes as well. She is a beautiful soul, inside and out.

Purple Heart of the Day: Bridgette Rodriguez

Our Purple Heart of the Day is Bridgette Rodriguez; advocate, writer, humanitarian and so many other caring hats! She is love and cared for by so many for her selfless acts of support. Her consistent dedication and support is appreciated.

Although Bridgette is retired, she is one the busiest advocates you will ever meet. She supports a number of agencies, both lesser known and well known around the country in a myriad of ways; donations, volunteering, networking, etc. She’s also quite the writer and photographer, both of which bring smiles, joy, and a sense of calm for all to experience as she travels. WIANL and other organizations, advocates, victims, and survivors remain thankful to her for having a caring heart.

Purple Heart of the Day: Evette Porter

Our Purple Heart of the Day is Evette Porter, Founder of the Taffi T Crawford Domestic Violence Foundation, Inc. Thank you for your unwavering dedication to awareness and hope.

Evette Porter’s efforts to end domestic violence continue to be both passionate and heartfelt. She works tirelessly to provide awareness, support survivors, and empower advocacy organizations. Evette’s genuine heart and selfless love gives hope to all.

Purple Heart of the Day: Oriana Holmes

Our Purple Heart of the Day is Oriana Holmes, DV Advocate, Lethality Assessment Program(LAP) Trainer & Purple Purse Program Facilitator.

Oriana has broad based experience from 1-on-1 crisis counseling, court advocacy & keeps abreast of new development with DV Advocacy. Her training & experience gives her keen insight on how to best navigate systems, while being passionate about the needs of victims/survivors. Her wisdom, knowledge & experience benefits all that she serves. Spends countless hours strategizing, sharing information & connecting with other advocates. Has top notch interpersonal skills & can relate to every culture & background with confidence & ease.

Thank you for using your skills to educate and inspire.

Purple Heart of the Day: Inés Negrette

Our Purple Heart of the Day honoree is Inés Negrette, Founder/Executive Director of CasaLuz Memphis! Thank you for your continued community service.

Inés is dedicated to her calling as a passionate and outspoken advocate against Domestic Violence in the Hispanic Community. Case Luz is the only culturally specific agency serving Hispanic victims of violent crimes. Her advocacy is not limited to the Hispanic community; and she has collaborated, supported and partnered with DV Advocates in the community.

Purple Heart of the Day: Gloria D. Fisher

Our Purple Heart of the Day is in loving memory of the beautiful, strong & courageous Gloria D. Fisher.

Gloria was loved by many and left her mark on each individual that she met. She is a survivor of Domestic Violence and she battled multiple cancers to include Breast Cancer for over 23 1/2 years. She was a rockstar!

Purple Heart of the Day: Tamaira Walker

Today’s Purple Heart of the Day Honoree is Tamaira Walker, advocate and domestic violence survivor.

While she’s only in her 20’s, Tamaira is wise beyond her years and committed to learning and sharing. She has committed herself to advocacy and community services in both domestic violence and helping the homeless. She has a servant heart and wants others to know they are not alone.

Purple Hearts Campaign 2019