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Mildred D Muhammad Award-Winning Global Keynote Speaker, Domestic Abuse Survivor, Author, Advocate
Mildred D. Muhammad is a sought-after, Award-Winning Global Keynote Speaker and International Expert Speaker for the US Dept of State. As a Certified Consultant with the US Dept of Justice for the Office for Victims of Crime and a Certified Domestic Violence Advocate she has repeatedly been called upon to be a CNN Contributor. Her expertise positions her to make great contributions regarding PTSD ((post-traumatic stress disorder), Suicide and Child Custody. Ms. Muhammad is an impassioned 5X-Author, Actress, Internet TV Talk Show Host, Trainer & Educator. Since she is a Domestic Abuse Survivor herself, she has become a warrior for traveling and speaking on a national and international platform to discuss her life of terror, abuse and heartache, all while promoting Domestic Violence Awareness Prevention. Her authenticity is as remarkable as her unforgettable story of abuse.
Mildred makes it her mission to be a vessel of support and healing to all those affected.
As the ex-wife of the D.C. sniper, John A. Muhammad, Mildred breaks the silence of the very personal details of her experiences involving fear, abuse and many times, victim-blaming. She includes what it's like to survive all forms of domestic abuse / violence such as verbal, mental, economic, spiritual, stalking and emotional. All “without physical scars”. This experience has allowed Mildred’s mission to be even more influential and of a greater purpose. She was a victim, who is now a survivor and passionately shares at various conferences, seminars and workshops.
Mildred's devotion includes the perils of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) soldiers suffer when returning from a war zone as well as victims who are diagnosed with PTSD. She has been recognized throughout military communities for championship of the Family Advocacy Program and their mission to educate, promote and end Domestic Violence in Military Communities.
Ms. Muhammad's dedication
Her first critically acclaimed memoir, Scared Silent: When the One You Love Becomes the One You Fear, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2009. Muhammad has self-published two working journals, "A Survivor's Journal" & "Dare to Heal", 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. Her second and last memoir, "I'm Still Standing" has been released.
She has received many awards such a Special Commendation presented by the Office on Violence Against Women, Maya Angelou “Still I Rise” Award, Shirley Chisholm Woman of Courage Award and REDBOOK Strength & Spirit HEROES Award, as well as multiple awards from the military community...just to name a few.
Mildred has appeared in the following TV shows: Lifetime Movie Network Series, “Monster in My Family”; CNN documentary, “The Minds of the Sniper”; TruTV documentary “The DC Sniper’s Wife” produced by award-winning producer, Barbara Kopple; Discovery Channel, “Who The Bleep Did I Marry”; Investigation Channel Series, “Escaped ~ The Sniper’s Wife: Episode 2; MSNBC documentary, ‘I Married The Beltway Sniper” and the syndicated TV show, Crime Watch Daily.
Ms. Muhammad has been interviewed on Oprah: Where Are They Now, Anderson, Ricki Lake, Katic Couric, Issues with Jane Velez Mitchell, The Mike Huckabee Show, TruTV's In Session, Larry King Live, The Tyra Banks Show, and Good Morning America, and has appeared on BET and other local and national TV interviews. She has also been interviewed by various national and international radio shows, internet radio, various national and international newspapers, and internet blogs and magazines worldwide, including the BBC, NPR, Essence, Jet, The Washington Post, and Newsweek. She has also been recognized as "One of the Nation's most powerful advocates for victims and survivors of domestic violence". WROC-TV, Rochester, NY.