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Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire, and empower survivors of domestic violence. We are dedicated to cultivating hope & helping them reclaim their lives after the trauma.  Rebel Thriver exists to inspire encourage, educate, advocate, and offer support for survivors so they can create healthy and abundant lives full of hope for a better tomorrow.

Rebel Thriver is a registered 501c3, Not-for-Profit Organization

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🦋 The platform is free until Jan 1st when we will start with a monthly membership fee of $3 USD a month to help fund our outreach for domestic violence survivors & keep the org. afloat.

It’s long been our dream to have this for our amazing Tribe, a place of our very own. A place to feel SAFE. We own all the content & have complete oversight. I ask you to please trust me on this new adventure & I do hope to see you there!

Sign up today & create your profile. This platform feels a bit like Facebook, but it’s SO much better! There we have exclusive content that you will not find anywhere else, as well as all of our groups. It’s truly DYNAMIC & we have so much room to grow! The platform also is home to the Thriver’s Ed. Dept, which is home to our courses, coaching & workshops.⠀

One of the things that I like the most is the community chat feature that allows everyone on the platform to join in. Please give it a spin! Join via your computer OR there is even an APP for your phone! Holla when you arrive because that is where you can find your tribe!  ⠀

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From Our Founder


I, too, am a survivor of domestic violence, and it was my own experience that drove me to create Rebel Thriver. It was my mission to try to fill the void for support that I found after I left my abusive marriage. Our vision is to implement sustainable programs that will help survivors of abuse reclaim their lives. We strive to impact lasting change by advocating for new legislation and shining a light in the darkness.  Your donation means everything to us and the women that we are able to help. Thank you for helping us help others.

Ella Hicks

Please Join Us!

You Are Not Alone is Rebel Thriver’s Fall/Winter 2020 Fundraising Campaign. As a not for profit (NFP), we depend on your support. Your donations coupled with the proceeds from all sales from our store go directly back into the development of sustainable programs to benefit our community. This includes online workshops, group & individual mentoring, advocacy, and education. As the world continues to be affected by Covid-19 we will be adapting to bring our programs to you virtually.

‘You are not alone’ is a phrase that we use over and over again with all of you because we really mean it. We want you to know that no matter what you may be going through you are not alone. We see you and you matter so very much.


We Care. We Understand. We are Making a Difference.

Our Four Pillars for Progress


It is our goal to advocate for survivors of DV whenever the opportunity opens up. We help survivors connect to necessary help in their geographical area and we support legislation that benefits survivors. Right now we are working to help get the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) signed back into Law. This is imperative for all survivors.


Leading by example is one of the pillars of our existence. We believe that survivors who have found their voice and have progressed on their healing journey are the best role models for other victims and survivors of DV. Knowing that others have gotten out and reclaimed their lives is proof postive that if someone else can do it then so can they. It is a powerful example of HOPE that is essential.


Community is at the heart of Rebel Thriver. We are an active community with large followings on both Instagram & Facebook. We have a private group for the entire organization to dive deeper into conversations, and a private group for women survivors. In addition, we have a Book Club, and a page geared to Parents and children called, Rebel Thriver Jr.



In order to begin to smash the cultural stigma that surrounds DV we must educate people. We aim to educate the general public about what DV is and how it may appear in their lives. We also work tirelessly to help the survivor to process their experience and give them the necessary tools to help them reconnect with themselves so that they can reclaim their lives and learn to thrive. 

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Rebel Thriver Book Club:

This August I was hoping to be able to start The Body Keeps Score by Bessel van der Kolk. His Trauma Research Organization is going to be doing it in their book club and I thought it would be really amazing and powerful if we could all do it together. I am waiting for them to announce the start date. If you don’t have a copy try to get one and for those of you who need one and can’t afford it I may have a downloadable version for you. Keep an eye on your inbox for updates and when more info is received I will let you know how we will proceed. Until then we will take a Summer pause…

Trauma is something that leaves its imprint on everyone and we know now that even if your memory won’t cooperate, your body holds the memories and keeps score. I hope you join us on this journey. 

Ps. This book came out in 2014 and it is currently number one (44 weeks) on the New York Times Best Seller list. 

–  Weekly virtual meetings
–  Study Guide questions for discussion
–  Chapter Summaries
–  Book Club App suggestion for group ongoing discussion
–  And live conversation with Bessel van der Kolk at end.

Stay tuned for more details!


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Domestic Violence Statistics:

  • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. This includes a range of behaviors (e.g. slapping, shoving, pushing) and in some cases might not be considered “domestic violence.”
  • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 25 men have been injured by an intimate partner.
  • 1 in 10 women have been raped by an intimate partner. Data is unavailable on male victims.
  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence (e.g. beating, burning, strangling) by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.
  • On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.
  • The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.
  • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.
  • Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.
  • 19% of domestic violence involves a weapon.
  • Domestic victimization is correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior.
  • Only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries.

Looking for a Practitioner?

Are you looking for a therapist who knows how to work with trauma? This search tool is from Psychology Today’s website and can help you find a trauma therapist in your area. (USA only)

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