Let us introduce ourselves!
Dawn Daum is co-editor of Trigger Points: Childhood Abuse Survivors Experiences of Parenting, and a parenting survivor. She spends her work week as a mental health care manager, helping others put and keep pieces of their lives together. Working in the trenches of the mental health system, and being a survivor of childhood abuse with an ACE score of 9, Dawn is passionate about bringing trauma-informed care to the forefront of mental health and medical care. When she isn’t working or capturing life on paper, she’s taking advantage of life’s simple pleasures with her husband and two children in Upstate, NY.
Dawn’s work has been featured on The Establishment, Huff Post Parents, Elephant Journal and Scary Mommy
Joyelle Brandt is an artsy mama who loves all things creative. She is the author/illustrator of Princess Monsters from A to Z, and an accomplished singer/songwriter and speaker. Joyelle believes that her purpose in life is to be a beacon of light, and that the three most important things are love, kindness and gratitude. When she is not busy raising two rambunctious boys, she is most often found playing her guitar or covered in paint at her art desk. Joyelle is currently creating Love Your Body events, retreats and workshops to help women reclaim ownership of their bodies and learn to love their whole selves.