Conversations with the Sole Survivor to be featured by female Veterans group for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
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Dunn will be featured in Eastern North Carolina by The Pamlico Rose Institute, Ruth’s House, Open Door Community Center and the Arts of the Pamlico for an evening of conversation about PTSD and the effects of sexual assault. “We all have a story, my story gives them a sense of inspiration, and there is life after…we need to remember our women veterans.” said Holly K. Dunn
Dunn concluded..”As our nation remembers the victims of sexual assault this April 2018 for Sexual Assualt Awareness Month, I am asking our communities, our neighbors, our families, our leaders at the federal, state and local level to recognize the killer next door, sexual assault trauma. This epidemic affects our nation’s service members at a greater level that we can’t even fathom. Let us use our voices to heal the deafening sound of the invisible wounds of sexual assault.”
About Holly K. Dunn:
Holly Dunn Pendleton is a survivor, a motivator, and a tribute to the human spirit! The victim of a violent physical and sexual assault and witness to her boyfriend’s murder, Holly has become a beacon of hope and inspiration to many.
Miraculously living to tell her story, Holly motivates others to reclaim their lives after the assault and to help her community build a network of healing and outreach. Holly’s passion to advocate for other victims of violence is extraordinary, and it is this passion that has allowed her and organizations that she is a part of to reach so many people.
Holly’s work includes being the spokesperson for Holly’s House a local sexual abuse and domestic violence advocacy center which she co-founded in her hometown of Evansville, IN. That passion later evolved into her current full-time work as a motivational speaker and trainer, using her own experience and uplifting message to inspire and enlighten.
C-SPAN2 Book TV to Air Counterterrorism Story in New Best Seller “Breaking Cover” with Author Michele Rigby Assad
This Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 6:30 PM, C-SPAN2 Book TV will air the book launch of “Breaking Cover” by author Michele Rigby Assad and published by Tyndale House. The book launch event was hosted by the International SPY Museum in Washington, D.C. in February 2018. Breaking Cover is a best seller for Assad and will be on a speaking tour across the nation beginning in March through the end of 2018.
Assad’s speaking tour highlights upcoming features including the Palm Beach Atlantic University The LeMieux Center for Public Policy, SoHo House, The Villages Barnes and Noble, Virginia Commonwealth University, Smithsonian, the New York City Women’s Club, Google, and many other features.
Michele Rigby Assad joined the CIA in January 2002 and spent a decade working as an undercover intelligence officer in the Directorate of Operations. Specializing in counterterrorism and counterintelligence, Michele worked in several hot spots, including Iraq at the height of the war. To date, Michele has lived in six countries and traveled to more than forty others.
Michele is an author, public speaker, trainer, and security consultant focused on the Middle East, Europe, and North Africa. She holds a master’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a political science degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Her forthcoming book Breaking Cover: My Secret Life in the CIA and What It Taught Me about What’s Worth Fighting For, will be available February 2018. She and her husband, Joseph, live in Florida.
Do You Have What it Takes to be Secret Agent? Stayed on the edge of my seat reading this thought-provoking, insightful book! I laughed, I cried, I cringed. Michele shared personal stories and experiences that shaped and molded her to be at the top of her game as a CIA agent. By giving readers an insightful view into the world of espionage, Michele has torn away from the glamorous lifestyle that is often purported by Hollywood. If anything, Breaking Cover may inspire readers to see if they have what it takes to be a covert agent!
Like most readers, Michele often doubted if she was doing the right thing or even the right person for the job. She was faced with a steady wall of challenges simply for being an American, a female, and a Christian. With God’s grace, she was able to endure and overcome each of those challenges and many more. Her faith is refreshing to see. I look forward to seeing more from this inspiring author!
Captivating and Inspiring! Incredibly refreshing and inspiring book. It honors those who serve a noble cause, and acknowledges human frailty and inspire courage to stand up and do things you thought were impossible. As someone who served in the government, I think this book will also shed light on the unsung heroes that continue to serve and provide security for the homeland and elsewhere around the world. Even if you’re not an avid reader, you will have a hard time putting this book down as it is riveting and tells true stories that will make you want to “get off the X” and do more using the natural gifts we are all born with.
Working to make all things good despite how hard the enemy is working Michele Rigby Assad’s book, Breaking Cover, is a can’t put down read. She tells her story of her life in the CIA in a way that grips your interest and keeps you reading page after page. Her account of the adventures that take place overseas will open your eyes to the life of sacrifice and service that we often don’t think about and definitely don’t understand. Michele adds in doses of humor along the way, in the midst of tales that will leave you in disbelief of all that she encountered.
While the accounts of adventure and struggle are plentiful, it’s the thread of a faithful trust in God that is inspiring. In her book, Asaad writes, “In the meantime, I trusted that God had a plan – he always does. It might not be as clear as day, but it’s always there, preparing us for what’s to come.” There are lessons throughout Breaking Cover that remind me that God is in fact always there, always working, and always looking ahead. Many of her recounts show that while there is tragedy and evil in this world, there is also God, working to make all things good despite how hard the enemy is working.