MEET THE FOUNDER OF MY SHADE OF PURPLE
LaKeisha Williams-Till is a dynamic and engaging public speaker, facilitator, and subject matter expert for domestic violence advocacy, intimate partner violence education, and trauma informed care for families who have experienced violence.
Williams-Till has committed the past decade of her life to supporting, advocating, and lobbying for victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. As a Certified Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocate, Williams-Till’s expertise is in connecting marginalized and underserved survivors with culturally competent providers, agencies, and community supports. After the loss of her mother and sister to a domestic violence tragedy that made national news, Williams-Till is determined to rewrite the ending for other victims by leading research to identify disparities in victim support, and lead fundraising to drive close to $1M in victim and survivor compensation funding.
Williams-Till has led the advocacy, research, and direction of innovative directives, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and support for surviving family members of violence. After the tragic murder of Williams-Till’s mother, Williams-Till was awarded custody of her brothers who also experienced significant PTSD and physical injuries as a result of the assault. This experience drove Williams-Till’s passion to improve resources, funding, and collaboration across city agencies to support surviving victims. Williams-Till has led several other counties and cities across the nation in implementing this innovative strategy and model of support for surviving victims - forever changing the culture for police departments, emergency responders, and family courts in servicing survivors.
As a native and resident of Texas, Williams-Till remains active with several non-profits, boards, and government agencies passionate about improving the support and outcomes for victims of intimate partner violence, improving relationships between law enforcements, courts, and victims, and reforming policies surrounding burden of proof required to obtain Protection from Abuse Orders.
Williams-Till holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with a Concentration in Health. On weekends you can find her spending time with her brothers, Christopher and Myles, volunteering with her beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., shopping, trying a new recipe or speaking at a variety of advocacy and prevention events across the country.
MY SHADE OF PURPLE SERVICES
Encourage the use of resources available for survivors of DV, to ensure they have a support system to help them through their personal life journey.
Uplift the broken-spirited and help redirect their focus towards high self-efficacy tactics, to help with coping and embracing a new positive road within their life journey.
Inspire survivors as well as family and friends to turn their experiences from being a traumatic tragedy into a message of strength and resilience.
ABOUT MY SHADE OF PURPLE
The purpose of My Shade of Purple is to encourage, uplift and inspire survivors of Domestic Abuse through testimonial focused messages, striving towards breakthroughs. I have built this platform to focus on more than just the abuse itself but the after math and the importance of self care and healing along your journey. The survivors and their loved ones are key. Together, through conversations of empowerment and encouragement, this solution seeking platform strives to push the importance of Domestic Abuse Advocacy by standing up, speaking out and standing in the gap for those who aren’t able to do so for themselves.