"I once heard that your purpose has everything to do with what breaks your heart. It is the thing you would do if you never earned a dime. As my healing manifested, sharing my story became much more comfortable. Sharing led to volunteering. Volunteering led to mentoring, and mentoring opened my eyes to a purpose."
About Chanté Dent
Chanté Dent is a former Rape Crisis Counselor who received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from California State University, East Bay. She currently volunteers as a member of the RAINN Speakers Bureau. Chanté also volunteers her time to support birth mothers during and after the adoption process.
As a young girl, two cousins of Chanté sexually abused her, and during adulthood, she experienced acquaintance rape, which resulted in pregnancy. It became her norm to sweep those traumatic events under the rug. During the beginning stages of her healing process from rape, she realized she had been wearing a mask, not dealing with the painful aftermath of sexual trauma. In her book, My Lemonade Recipe: Turning Life's Sour Experiences Into Something Sweet, Chanté details her incredible healing journey.
Since 2007, Chanté has devoted herself to helping victims of sexual trauma transition to overcomers, to thrivers in life. To this day, her passion remains - to help others experience emotional freedom. Chanté enjoys all things outdoors; nature is her peaceful place. One of Chanté's favorite scriptures is 2 Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." She firmly believes that God can take your shattered pieces and create a beautiful masterpiece if you let Him.
The Aftermath of Sexual Trauma
The purpose of "The Aftermath of Sexual Trauma" is to educate and offer hope to individuals who have been affected by any form of sexual assault. Chanté Dent shares information from her healing journey and provides additional resources that will help you and your loved ones better understand the aftermath of sexual trauma.