Support survivors healing from trauma

I will travel over 12,500 miles across the US from Pennsylvania all the way to Anchorage, Alaska (and back) in my lil Red Honda Fit, packed to the brim with tools, tips, techniques and insights to share with survivors to help them get their lives back on track. The need is huge!

Steer Your Story: how to reframe your inner narrative so you can navigate life with more ease and empowerment serves survivors to shed the old story of their trauma and become the brilliance of who they are today.

Why this program? Why now? 

60% of adults report experiencing abuse or other difficult family trauma during childhood

People who have experienced trauma are:

15 times more likely to attempt suicide
4 times more likely to become an alcoholic
3 times more likely to experience depression
2 times more likely to have a serious financial problem
And for me it's personal: I am one of the 1 in 4 women who are survivors of childhood sexual trauma, though that number may be as high as 40%  because often the abuse was not reported.

After attending the Haven Retreat for female survivors of childhood trauma October 2018, I realized how huge the need is for survivors to be able to shift their story to get their lives back and move forward from past trauma into the current reality of how strong, resilient, worthy and whole they are today.

I am literally getting in my car and "steering my story” from Pennsylvania all the way to Anchorage Alaska while serving others to do the same through offering a healing from trauma Interactive Intensive workshop for anyone who needs it for free or reduced cost.

Your donation will provide these workshops to serve survivors to recover to steer their story from lack of self-worth to realizing their full value, stepping into their skill sets, living with more self confidence and navigating life with more empowerment and ease.

So far events are scheduled in the following cities:

May 4: Allentown, PA Glory House (survivors of sex trafficking)

May 11: Allentown, PA Work Force Teen Entrepreneur program

May 15: Asheville, NC Steadfast House (female homeless veterans)

May 16: Asheville, NC Veterans Restoration Quarters (veterans program)

June 1 - 7: Grand Rapids, MI (location TBD)

June 8 - 10 Chicago, IL (venue TBD)

June 12: Charles City, IA (venue TBD)

June 17 to 20: Denver, CO (venue TBD, CCH potential)

June 21: Denver, CO (Connects Workspace)

July 1: Missoula, MT BASE

July 16 to 22: Skagit Valley, WA (venue TBD)

July 28 to August 27: Alaska including Anchorage, Bethel, Soldatna

September 1: Salt Spring Island, BC

September to December Tour Part 2: in the works with plans in San Francisco, Reno, Austin, !

Why Support Steer Your Story?

The need for free and reduced fee workshops is great:  
- Support survivors of childhood sexual abuse & sex trafficking, LGTBQIA, homeless, vets
- More requests are coming in weekly
- Reach, serve and help heal hundreds of survivors

Your donation will reduce the barriers to accessibility for those most in need!

Support the face-to-face delivery of reduced and free programs across the US  wherever they are needed for an entire year: 
- Under-served, rural areas
- Marginalized individuals
- Advocacy organizations with low funding

Legit: Steer Your Story is validated, tested with 15 workshops delivered and has already served the following populations in the US and Canada:  Abuse survivors, activists, Burning Man leadership, creatives, LGTBQIA, Storytellers, and even Kristin’s team at the World Bank.

Why am I so passionate and driven to share “Steer Your Story: Take control and navigate life with more empowerment and ease”?

As a survivor of childhood trauma I spent years telling myself a story that simply wasn’t true. A story of “not good enough.” This story kept me in a cycle of overachieving, co-dependent relationships, mindless busyness, and anorexia.

Today, thanks to using the tools and techniques offered in Steer Your Story I feel more empowered than ever.

I've created a life that is fulfilling and feels like an adventure: 
-from selling my home and possessions to create and facilitate a volunteer literacy project donating programs for 33,000 students and training 800+ teachers in Belize.  
-to performing and presenting across the US and 20+ countries over 5 continents
-to working across cultures and with marginalized populations
-to being a finalist in TED Talks talent search
- and today, I  work at the World Bank as a Storytelling Consultant.

I am living my purpose and passion every day. And I want others to be able to live their truth too: To shed the old story of their trauma and become the brilliance of who they are today.

Steer Your Story has received testimonials like this: 

“Thank you for helping me reclaim my narrative, Kristin. As a woman and an abuse survivor, I found this profoundly empowering. I am still experiencing the personal and professional aftershocks of the insights I made. Through your unique story-telling approach, I gained insights that I failed to make during years of therapy. You helped me look at my past mistakes as opportunities for growth, rather than as reasons to beat myself up.” Susanna P

You can learn more about Steer Your Story Here:

I am ready to bring this program to those who need it most. Will you help me, help others to Steer Their Story? 

Any amount you can give will support survivors to attend low cost or free programs and will keep Kristin on the road for an entire year delivering this program where it's needed most! 

And if you know an organization, group or individual who would benefit from Steer Your Story, please reach out to me at [email redacted] so I can connect!

You can also join me on the road: come on the journey with me through my Instragram: @steeryourstory
Facebook and Youtube Lives every Tuesday!


Kristin Pedemonti
Allentown, PA

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