Misa Wheeler-Ellis Story in Her Own Words


I fought to be heard, I was not silent when I was 19. I did what I should have done; press charges and go to trial. The Jurors then freed a predator. I fought without knowing it then, that I would continue to fight for all of you too's. I want to say I tried. My words, or lack of physical evidence, weren't enough at the time to convict my assaulter. 

Did the justice system fail me? Absolutely! But I won something greater: Power of Truth!


My words! They have never changed. I have fought for all of you too's-held you when you are crying, as I was held crying once. 

I have brought drunken girls home after they clubbed and got surrounded by men. I don't walk down dark alleys. I wear a whistle on my keychain; have a bat in my car. This is what it's like to be a woman and we never walk alone. 
Laws changed only after numerous famous actresses were stalked and raped then murdered. If we want better stronger laws, a judicial system that protects us, we have to work for it. 

We have to be truthful. 
We have to speak. Fight for each other. That is my victory; my duty-in being a survivor of Rape to be here with all of you too's now. It took me 18 years to say that R word, even after a public trial. We have come a long way but not long enough. To all of you too's out there: I got your back.
 
Greeting the world with my arms wide open, hoping I catch myself if I fall down...I usually do. 

FAVORITE QUOTES

"You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes a day – unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour."
~Old Zen Adage

"Life is like a pair of Jeans. You cant quite find the right pair." Misa Wheeler-Ellis

Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order. ~Samuel Beckett

Say not, "I have found the truth," but rather, "I have found a truth." Say not, "I have found the path of the soul." Say rather, "I have met the soul walking upon my path." For the soul walks upon all paths. The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals. ~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet, 1923

"There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires"- Nelson Mandela 


About Misa Wheeler- Ellis 

I think serving others in this world is my highest passion, I like to live life to the fullest...life isn’t what we think it is though always, so  I’m  4real and say it I do so love to laugh, play, being a mother is my grandest adventure...,to be a sister, daughter, friend, wife to my amazing Husband Ben...my relationships with those I love mean the most...hope to rise up to my own expectations once in awhile? Hopefully someone else's too...learning to be who I am, finding that more every day.                 

I'm a dreamer...and take life as deep as it comes...
I think learning to love myself is the highest journey, and to live in the moment, I like to drink a cup of tea with a friend...or possibly my worst enemy. I really just want world peace.
    

Misa is an Advocacy in NWA

Co-Director and Co-Founder of HERBAL SIMPLICITY in FayettevilleArkansas

A Distributor for PrimeMyBody


The Journey of Self- Acceptance:Are You Wondering If You Deserve to Be Here?

Are you wondering if you deserve to be here?


If it happened yesterday or ten, or twenty, or thirty years ago, you deserve to be here.

·        If you were a victim of rape or sexual abuse, you deserve to be here.  
·        If someone has sexually assaulted you, you deserve to be here.  
·        If it was attempted rape, you deserve to be here.  
·        If it wasn't rape, if it was unwanted and inappropriate touching, you deserve to be here.
·        If you are a man who has been sexually assaulted, you deserve to be here.
·        If you were assaulted by a woman, you deserve to be here.
·        If it was incest, you deserve to be here.
·        If it happened when you were a young child, you deserve to be here.
·        If it was your spouse or partner who raped you, you deserve to be here.  
·        If you barely remember it, you deserve to be here.
·        If you were sexually harassed, you deserve to be here.
·        If you are a gay, lesbian, or transgender rape or abuse survivor, you deserve to be here.
·        If you are someone who supports survivors, you deserve to be here.
·        If you blame yourself for what happened, you deserve to be here.


Just know that it was not your fault!

Some rapes are more physically violent than others.  Whether your assault was physically violent, or emotionally coercive. Whether you were assaulted once, or many times, you were still raped or abused.  It still hurts on the inside.  There is no ranking of pain. Self-acceptance is a journey!


From the Foster Care System to Troubled-Teen to World Renowned Speaker and Entrepreneur


 Mark Anthony Garrett 















Educational speaker Mark Anthony Garrett grew up in the tough inner city of Dayton, Ohio as a foster child and was then later adopted. Throughout his childhood he faced many hardships such as poverty, neglect, homelessness, abandonment and abuse, both physical and sexual. At 14, he lost his adopted mother to cancer, dropped out of school, joined a gang, became addicted to drugs and was in and out of juvenile jail. Although his surroundings were negative, Mark was encouraged by a Teacher to NEVER GIVE UP on life and to always Strive for Excellence! He knew he had to take destiny into his own hands. 

After receiving guidance from influential mentors, Mark enrolled in college and majored in wildlife biology and went on to become a two-time U.S. Achievement Academy Award Winner, recipient of the National Collegiate Minority Leadership award and received the highest honors given by his college, which were the President’s and Trustee’s awards.

 Mark also returned to college and earned a degree in entrepreneurship.
With all of the adversity he faced in life, this experience inspired him to dedicate his life to helping troubled youth and adults overcome the negative challenges within their own lives and discover that they have greatness within them. Mark is extremely passionate about helping raise the mental consciousness of people all across the nation and abroad.

America’s Most Requested Inspirational Speaker for Education

Mark Anthony Garrett is one of the most compelling motivational and self-development speakers of our time. He has inspired audiences throughout the world with his electrifying high-energy speeches, seminars, trainings and life-coaching sessions. A successful businessman and leader, Mark is an international radio talk show host, educational consultant and author of Teachers are Heroes and S.E.R.V.I.C.E. is Everything!!!
Mark has appeared on various radio shows and within numerous publications.

He has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox affiliates, along with Forbes magazine. Mark was a featured guest on the Brian Tracy Show and is a leading columnist for Fostering Families Today magazine.
His book and keynote address, Teachers Are Heroes, has placed Mark at the top of the list as a leading expert within the K-12 educational industry. He has spoken for numerous school systems on topics such as Teacher Leadership, School Climate, Student Achievement, Service Excellence and Maximizing Human Potential.

Mark Anthony Garrett: Foster Care Expert and Education Consultant 


 

He is best known for his premium professionalism, high-energy programs, humor, enthusiasm and the ability to captivate audiences of all types.  He has contributed and published articles for various newspapers and publications around the country and was recently featured as a celebrity expert in Forbes Magazine.
Partial Client List
4H Camp
A World for Children
American Society for Training & Dev.
AmeriCorps
Atlanticon Health Care Services
Bill Gates Knowledge Works Program
Cal-Works Partnership Summit
California Cal-Works
Canada Foster Parent Association
CASA Indiana
CASA Texas
Children’s Aid Society Ottawa Canada
Children’s Aid Society Cornwall Canada
Civilian Conservation Corps
Department of Human Services
Department of Job and Family Services
Glory Foods
Head Start Association
Hillsborough Kids Inc.
Hospice
Hocking College
Indiana Youth Advocate Program
Institute Of Human Services
International Business Society
International Foster Parent Association
International Speakers Network
National Foster Parent Association
National Youth Advocate Program
Nationwide Children’s Hospital-Human Resources
Nationwide Children’s Hospital-Oncology Unit
Nationwide Children’s Hospital- Hematology Unit
Nationwide Children’s Hospital-Employment Department
Nationwide Children’s Hospital-Workforce Development
Nationwide Children’s Hospital-Student Tech Corps
New Mexico State School of Social Work
Ohio Teen Institute
Ohio University
Ohio Youth Advocate Program
Rio-Grande University
SAFE Haven
SAFY Indiana
SAFY Ohio
San Bernardino Valley College School of Social Work
South Carolina Public Schools
South Carolina Children’s Homes & Family Services
South Carolina Youth Advocate Program
Texas Foster Family Association
University of Cincinnati
US Department of Natural Resources
US Social Security Administration
United Way
Value City Department Stores
ViaQuest Behavioral Health
West Virginia Jr. College
West Virginia Teen Institute
Wisconsin Friends of Adoption