Abby was born and raised in the Republic of Panama, and spent a few months out of the year with extended family in the US, primarily in the South. Abby was born a traveler. With her family roots dug in the Deep South, she currently calls Georgia home.
Abby has a BA in Political Science and an emphasis in Latin American Anthropology from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA.
Post-graduation, Abby moved to San Diego, California to intern with Invisible Children in the Recurring Donations department. She then stayed on as an IT assistant and later the Business Operations Coordinator.
After a year of interning, Abby was brought on staff as a full time employee at Invisible Children, holding the title of Sourcing and Purchasing Coordinator.
In 2012, Abby left Invisible Children, and briefly moved back to Panama. There, Abby studied online at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and contemplated her next move.
In the Fall of 2013, Abby moved to Estes Park, Colorado in search for simplicity and serenity. During this time, she worked as a seasonal coordinator for a wedding venue near a national park. This time in the mountains was a tipping point for Abby’s emotional journey as a survivor. It was during this season of her life that Abby was ready to speak about her rape, and began to understand the vast need for a survivor focused support system.
In addition to Tell My Daughters, Abby currently works as a victim advocate at a sexual assault and child advocacy center.
Abby’s “day job” constantly validates and reinforces the immense need for community, education, and support for survivors. To connect with Abby, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am a forest and a night of dark trees; but he who is not afraid of my darkness will find banks full of roses beneath my cypresses. – Friedrich Nietzsche
Charlie is a graduate of The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in Seattle, WA. There he earned his graduate degree in counseling psychology.
Originally from Nashville, TN, Charlie began writing in 2011 after dropping out of business school. It was during the difficult time after this experience that Charlie began his own blog in hopes of connecting with other searchers and wanderers while pondering the meaning of life, relationships, and God.
This is his first foray into writing about sex and sexual abuse, but he believes it’s an area where courage and bravery are needed from both men and women in the process of learning to care better for one another.
When he’s not writing at his kitchen table or chasing after his sweet puppy, Sam, Charlie prefers to get lost in the mountains or along beaches with friends.
You can find Charlie’s other work at Life Authentic.
And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good. Is that it? – John Steinbeck, East of Eden