DANCING IS MY VOICE
Working to End Sexual Violence and Help Survivors Find Hope for Healing


MISSION
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Dancing is my Voice provides forums where sexual violence survivors can find healing through, connection to a supportive community, strength-building physical movements, creative public expression and resources that bring help, hope and healing.

MEET THE TEAM

  1. Lisa
    Lisa

Lisa Aneiva, Founder

In 2010 I accomplished my lifelong dream:  To start my own business and open my own brick-and-mortar location, Creativity on Fire. I also started FitLoose Health & Fitness and one of my classes was featured on Good Morning America.

After I was raped by someone in my church, my life was shattered.  I was afraid to be in my studio by myself,  even afraid to go to the grocery store.  I closed my businesses and left the state so that I could feel safer and start to heal.   This was the third time I had been raped when I could remember who did it, where I was, and how old I was.  I have other fragments of memories from childhood from which I cannot piece together an entire story.

For about six months I immersed myself in full-time trauma recovery programs.  Not only is the crime horrible, the justice system, the treatment options and insurance coverage create heartache in themselves.

Rebuilding my life has been difficult, painful and slow, but it has also been rewarding in that it has given me a new sense of purpose. Since I know first-hand the devastation that sexual violence can bring, I want to dedicate my energy to helping sexual assault survivors find hope and resources for healing.  For me personally, the single most important factor in my healing has been my faith in Yeshua which I also express through dance.


I have worked over 1,000 hours on the National Sexual Assault Hotline operated by RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) and I am a Certified Advocate.  I also speak publically on topics related to sexual violence through the RAINN Speakers Bureau.