Will inspire and teach others that even in the midst of anguish and distress, the future holds an abundance of joy and peace, if we are willing to release the past to go there.
In April 2010, Carolyn was selected as one of five women in the nation to represent Verizon as a VOICES member and domestic violence survivor at the Annual International Family Justice Alliance Conference. There, she participated as part of a panel discussing long-term support for domestic violence victims and survivors. One of the original members of the group, she serves as Co-Chair of the VOICES Advocacy Group of the Family Justice Center of Hillsborough County, in the Tampa Bay area. She is also a member of the Sexual Violence Task Force of Tampa Bay Speakers Bureau. ABC Action News is currently shadowing Carolyn as she completes the FJC Gift of Presence Chaplaincy Program, and will be featured on their Emmy award-winning primetime special, “Taking Action Against Domestic Violence.”
Hennecy prefers to see herself as inspirational and spiritual without being religious, touching secular and non-secular venues alike. While working as an advocate for abuse and domestic violence awareness, Carolyn is convinced victims desire more than endless lists of statistics. They are looking for a fellow traveler who can encourage them to believe there is a light at the end of their tunnel of darkness. She has assuredly “been there, done that.” Whether through her writing, public speaking and appearances, or interviews, Hennecy is an acclaimed motivator, inspiring and encouraging countless individuals while sharing her own experiences and triumphs.
Carolyn has spoken at conferences, and served as a guest speaker for charitable organizations and functions, and is a spokesperson for the American Heart Association. She is a weekly blogger for Everyday Health on the topics of Living With Heart Disease and Emotional Wellbeing, as well as generating a successful blog on domestic/intimate partner violence, child abuse/molestation and sexual assault on her website. Hennecy uses personal adversities, peppered with humor and southern flavor, to restore hope, faith and joy for others. With her innate ability to bring forth laughter and reflection simultaneously, she is known for her contagious outgoing personality and drive to encourage, inspire and incite others to excellence
Visit Carolyn’s website at http://www.orangeblossomwishes.com where you can see pictures of numerous events and comments regarding her work in the area of domestic violence awareness.