Wanda Meade’s first encounters with sexual abuse were as a junior high school counselor and forensic interviewer. Her awareness grew while working with graduate students at Clemson University who saw the impact of sexual abuse in their field work.
As founder and creator of Finding Voice, Wanda combined her education and experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor, trainer and teacher with her passion for photography to create a project to raise the collective consciousness about sexual abuse and to call communities to action for prevention.
An accomplished speaker and presenter, Wanda educates communities on the devastating effects of sexual abuse, along with the hope and healing found in the courage, strength and resilience of its survivors.
Finding Voice is a compelling exhibition that uses photography to recount the experiences of sexual abuse survivors, and to initiate a collective awareness that leads to healing. A series of photo panels powerfully communicates each survivor’s story with a demonstrative image and accompanying narrative.
Finding Voice creator Wanda Meade introduces the exhibition with an eye-opening keynote address that includes a video featuring all of the survivor story panels. Additionally, time can be included for a Q&A session, with a specific “Call to Action” incorporated into the presentation that helps the community identify strategies for a path forward.
Each presentation includes hotline numbers and contacts for survivor services in your local area, along with information on resources for further training and interventions for stopping and preventing abuse.
Finding Voice not only raises awareness, but can also help raise funds for sexual abuse prevention and counseling programs in your community.
As a keynote presenter, Finding Voice creator Wanda Meade is available for preparatory work with the host organization, as well as for VIP receptions or meet-and-greets before or after a breakfast, luncheon or dinnertime event.
Finding Voice offers a powerful exhibition for child advocacy centers, human services agencies, service clubs and organizations, child abuse awareness projects, faith communities, and college and high school campuses. It has relevancy for a variety of audiences including those associated with all victim services, counseling professionals, psychology and sociology students, photography and graphics arts students.