Brittany embodies what victim advocates hope to see from every person who has experienced pain or trauma. She has taken her experience and used it to fuel her passion for service and storytelling.
— Sarah Diaz, Coordinator for Health Education & Outreach Programs, Butler University

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  • Motivational & Inspirational
  • Resilience
  • Sexual Assault Prevention & Recovery
  • Wellness & Healthy Living
  • Addiction & Recovery
  • Mental Health
  • Social Comparison & Body Image
  • Women’s Leadership & Empowerment
  • Meaningful Work
  • Defining Your Purpose

From Hardship to Leadership: Transforming Pain into Purpose 

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Brittany’s world was turned upside down with the sudden death of her brother. Heartbroken, she surrendered to alcohol dependency. Five years later, she was brutally raped and beaten by a stranger. Again, her pain consumed her, until she hit rock bottom. She had to make a choice: continue on the path of self-destruction or salvage the beauty from her brokenness. She chose the later, picking herself up with resilience and a newfound appreciation for the purpose in her pain. It was then that she found that life's over-arching mission, to forge connectedness and be of service to others, was far greater than any adversity standing in her way. That's what fuels her today as a renown social entrepreneur, international photojournalist for women’s crisis centers, rape prevention speaker and wellness coach.

In this session, Brittany will illustrate that when we choose to salvage our suffering through strength and empathy, we can also become a beacon of hope and support for those still lost in the dark. Combining raw and relatable stories, actionable advice, and compelling research, this experience will empower audiences to take brave action in their own lives.

Takeaways

  • Our deepest pain can be the seed to our greatest purpose
  • Embracing our pain allows us to find the empathy to walk with others in their suffering
  • Connectedness and loving others brings healing, whereas running from our problems keeps the wound fresh
  • Pain is universal, we have a choice to seek joy and peace over bitterness and self-pity

After the Assault: Self-Care for Survivors & Their Peers

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Critical conversations surrounding sexual assault prevention have never been more important. Efforts highlighting primary prevention make up the majority of the discussion, and rightfully so. But as prevention programs take precedence, we must also make space for initiatives that support the recovery process for survivors and their peers. Brittany understands the severity of maintaining a self-care routine from the perspective of a survivor, as well as a supporter who has worked in rape crisis centers around the world. From battling with shame, depression, addiction, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorders, and/or Secondary Traumatic Stress, these are the challenges individuals face after being exposed to trauma.

In this interactive program, Brittany will walk participants through emotional, mental and body exercises designed to root out the toxins that sexual assault leaves in its wake. In addition, each person will receive a self-care workbook, empowering them to support themselves and others in their healing.

Takeaways

  • how to develop a personalized self-care routine that will be beneficial in the recovery process following an assault or secondary exposure to trauma,
  • how to identify and root out blocks that are holding them back from healing,
  • self-care exercises that confront feelings of depression, shame, fear, anxiety, and more,
  • everyday healing routines that allow space for mindfulness, gratitude, self-affirmation, and body awareness, 
  • how to handle triggering events or situations in a healthy way,
  • how to navigate relationships following an assault or secondary exposure to trauma,
  • how to build confidence and self-worth,
  • breathing and yoga exercises that grant space for introspective communication, connection and self-love

Rape Culture: A Survivor's Perspective

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Brittany Piper was 20 years old when she was brutally raped by a man pretending to be a good samaritan. Now, nearly ten years later, she refuses to keep silent as she gently unravels this sensitive topic with audiences, allowing them to gain a deeper understanding of this prevalent issue. As a survivor and women’s studies scholar (focusing on Gender Based Violence, Prevention and Rape Culture), with extensive work in local and international organizations (including Rape Crisis Centers in conflict countries): Brittany is able to use her perspective as a survivor, as well as a trauma and prevention expert, to educate communities and organizations on the many perspectives of sexual violence prevention AND recovery.

Her personal and moving story, blended with a non-judgmental and healthy dialogue about rape, compelling research, and interactive activies, offers a meaningful picture of the realities of the rape culture in which we live. Brittany reveals how we all participate in rape culture, even from a young age, and helps individuals to understand the role they play in either perpetuating or ending the cycle. Participants leave feeling empowered to not only combat sexual violence in their communities, but to be a pillar of strength for the survivors around them.

Takeaways:

  • The physical, mental and emotional impact that sexual violence can have on an individual.
  • What consent looks like, especially when alcohol and other substances are involved.
  • How to address the community's involvement in rape culture through such concepts as: victim-blaming, bystander prevention, reporting, hyper-masculinity, rape myths, and more.
  • How to support peers who have experienced sexual assault.
  • How to move on to a place of healthy healing.

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Mental, Spiritual & Body Wellness: Self-care for an Aligned Life

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Brittany knows from first-hand experience the havoc that a fast-paced life can inflict on overall wellness. She vividly remembers the all-nighters in her early 20's, pumped up on stimulant medication and Red Bull. The skipping meals because she was either “too busy to eat” or trying to maintain a body image that was unrealistic. She remembers the alcohol abuse, the lack of self-worth, the constant comparison to others, and the regular around-the-clock routine of pretending to have the “perfect life.” Brittany knows what it is like to have the overwhelming feelings of hopelessness, anxiety and trying to manage those things with medications.  Now, years later, Brittany is in a place where she feels rooted in peace and acceptance. She appreciates and loves her body and is finally in-tune with her physical, mental and emotional health. 

Unfortunately, the reality is that there is an increase in suicide, eating disorders and substance abuse in this country, while individuals desperately struggle to find balance in their lives. 

In this workshop-style program, Brittany shares with participants the ways they can focus on bringing wellness to their mind, body, and emotions. She believes that the way to long-lasting wellness includes all three branches in unison. With a combination of mental health and body awareness, spiritual coaching and yoga, Brittany will guide the audience through an introspective lens where they can dive deep into: body alignment, personal power, vision, boundaries, gratitude, self-talk, slowing down, unplugging, practicing presence and mindfulness, the relationship between mood and food, and more.

In this space, participants will be provided with a 30-page self-care workbook, customized around exercises that will be practiced during the program and can be utilized afterward as individuals begin to develop their own self-care routine. In addition, Brittany has partnered with some of her favorite natural food and wellness companies to provide participants with goodie bags.

Takeaways

  • how to identify and root out blocks that are holding them back from showing up in the world as their best and most authentic self.
  • how to implement the tools to become more aligned with their authentic voice, identities, passions, and callings...by welcoming intentions, visions and goal-setting.
  • how to position themselves for a present and aligned life – mentally, spiritually and physically,
  • self-care exercises to use to confront feelings of depression, stress, fear, anxiety, loneliness, and self-doubt,
  • everyday routines that allow space for mindfulness, gratitude, self-affirmation, body awareness, boundaries and unplugging,
  • ways they can nourish their bodies with foods that fuel them, rather than work against them, including a food guide and meal-prep plan with nutrient-dense recipes,
  • how to build confidence and self-worth and how not to fall victim to society’s ideals of beauty, and
  • breathing and yoga exercises that grant space for introspective communication, connection and love.

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