One of the things I’ve liked best about interviewing so many nonprofit organizers and leaders has been seeing the great amount of love so many people bring to their work. When your job is to serve others, I think you develop a sense of care, and a greater sense of love, for the people you’re working to help. This isn’t storybook love; this is the real stuff, the stuff that keeps you going on a rainy Monday full of meetings.
And today’s guest is going to talk a lot about love, both directly and indirectly. Tashia Scott, a two-time domestic abuse survivor, is now building an app, and a community, for other women and men in similar situations. Before I met Tashia, there was a lot I didn’t know about the difficulty involved with prosecuting domestic violence. But because there’s a lot of paperwork involved, a lot of documentation needed, and a lot of incentive for victims to remain quiet (including not wanting to endanger themselves, or their loved ones), many abusers go free.
And it’s one of those situations where you’re like – how is there not an app for that?
I mean, seriously. We have apps for, you know, picking out our clothes in the morning and counting calories in our lunch. How are there so many true areas of need that lack technological aid? And that’s why Tashia’s story is so awesome. Out of her love for domestic abuse survivors, and from the love others extended to Tashia, she’s been able to work with a team to build the app domestic violence victims need to break their cycle.
This love is not the Disney kind, but it is the ‘happily ever after’ kind, in its own way.
Warning: there is content concerning domestic violence in this episode that could be triggering for some people.
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