Jai is a bestselling author, blogger, researcher, victim advocate and visionary. In 2014, she self-published her memoir, It Is Forbidden: The Untold Story of Child Rape Survival, which started as a personal journal. As a result, she has spent a good amount of time and resources empowering others to tell their story and be free from the pain of it.
Holding a dual graduate degree in International Management and MBA, Jai has worked in the research consulting field for over ten years which led to travel to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Indonesia and Cambodia to conduct focus groups, household surveys, one-on-one and group interviews with government officials and children affected by the worst forms of child labor, including child trafficking. This travel has broadened her senses to different cultures and lifestyles; and has created a deep respect to all mankind, with all ethnicities and backgrounds.
The pain of Jai’s past has developed into a passion to help others, realizing there are people hurting all over the world. Her purpose in life is to be the voice of the child (boy or girl) who is being abused by someone they know, yet they do not have the wherewithal to verbalize the abuse. With that in mind, she has launched a platform under the umbrella of Matters of My Heart, LLC to create a dialogue for the hurt, for those in need just to be heard and not judged. Yes, Matters of My Heart, LLC was birthed out of her pain but has become a journey towards healing.
Jai is a Field Advocate for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the nation’s largest non-profit dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. She recently served as a victim advocate for the largest sexual assault hotline for RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), but now currently volunteers as a part of the Speaker’s Bureau. And finally, Jai is a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Her partnership with these organizations, in conjunction with her certification as a Victim Advocate by the National Organization for Victim Assistance, will give her the platform and education she needs to further her work in victim advocacy and emotional healing for her clients.
The bottom line: Love Doesn’t Hurt.
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