Women Of Sovereignty
Women of Sovereignty was founded in 2014 after the founder Charmella Y Smith felt the need to
Bring awareness to Domestic Violence Awareness; due to her own personal journey of silence from being sexually, physically and emotionally abuse for many years.
Often times women remain in silence out of FEAR, SHAME ,and GUILT, so they fail to tell their family and/or peers they have suffered abuse.
Charmella connected with a peer out of Houston Texas that became a support to her and someone she knew understood her plight; after a visit to a conference in Houston she became more open and bold about the process of healing, she began to share freely that any woman who have been abused are not victims of your circumstance but a VICTOR that you must not be silence in your pain, and most importantly that your PAIN HAD PURPOSE!
God placed in her heart to make a PUBLIC DECLARATION and TAKE ACTION!
Charmella reached out to a few in her home town that had put together a community walk prior to be stood up, in the attempt, to create an alliance to reproduce a Community Walk that would bring awareness to Domestic Violence. She began to believe this was not necessary and that she should continue to work on herself.
Then a random alert came through her Facebook inbox messages from an unknown person thanking her for the positive affirmations and declarations of healing on the issue of Domestic Violence.
The women began to share that she had been a Victim of Domestic Violence she had been shot by an ex and that her story had recently made the local news and she was attempting to put the pieces of her life back together.
At that moment Charmella knew it was her Destiny that she not only Host a Community walk but that she would start a foundation that would support young ladies just like her that have been through the Franklin County Children’s Service agency for various reasons and she use her knowledge from the Real State Industry to empower the youth to be productive citizens in their community; to teach the youth Financial Literacy Education, Self Esteem and Self sufficiency