Shari Botwin, LCSW & Author and Nubia DuVall Wilson, author and Mental Health Advocate, discuss coping with trauma during COVID.
About Shari Botwin, www.sharibotwin.com
Shari Botwin, LCSW, has been counseling survivors of all types of trauma in her Cherry Hill, New Jersey private practice for over twenty-two years. Her second book, “Thriving After Trauma: Stories of Living and Healing, Rowman & Littlefield,” (Rowman & Littlefield, November 8, 2019) deals with overcoming trauma including physical and sexual abuse, war-related injury, loss due to tragedy or illness and natural disasters. Real stories and practical tools shed light on how to let go of the shame, guilt, anger, and despair after a traumatic experience. Shari has conducted Keynote presentations for Universities and professional conferences throughout the country. She has given expert testimony on breaking stories related to trauma (Covid-19) on a variety of international media outlets.
About Nubia DuVall Wilson
Nubia DuVall Wilson is a published author, journalist and advocate for survivors of sexual abuse. As a storyteller, her mission is to liberate survivors of sexual abuse by curating content that supports their wellbeing and gives them a voice and a community to embrace the reality of living and loving after assault. In May 2018, she published her second book,
The Survivors Club, a supernatural novella inspired by her journey to heal as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, which is the inspiration behind a new TV pilot currently being pitched. When she is not managing the day-to-day operations of her PR and marketing firm, Cielo Consulting, she works to break through the silence around the high prevalence of
child sexual abuse in the united states, especially among women of color, and the long-term effects of abuse into adulthood, such as PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
Through her healing process, she has learned about the importance of community and has since created a secret Facebook group for those who are survivors of abuse, who have PTSD and/or any other mental illness, and who need a safe space to connect with others. Nubia graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University, with a degree in English and a minor in Religion.