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Voyage Dallas Magazine

Meet Barbara Pettis: Founder/CEO

We had the good fortune of connecting with Barbara Pettis and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Barbara, what’s something about your industry that outsiders are probably unaware of? This is not an industry were you wake up one morning and decide this is what you want to do. For me, I was called by God, this was my mission in life. Advocating and defending those in domestic violence you have to have the mind of a servant. I say that because we are serving a demographic that has been stigmatized by society and the victim is almost always blamed for the abuse she is suffering at the hands of her abuser. We call it “victim shaming” To do what I do and what others do, you can’t be weak at heart nor can you be timid because so many women and children are depending on you to be their “Shero” simply meaning our courage and determination is needed to enter a battlefield that is often times dangerous for the advocate as well as the victim. What I hope people understand is that we don’t do this for accolades or recognition. We do it because we are survivors ourselves and we are commissioned by God to help as many women as we can....

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