Shannon Carr’s purpose in founding Hopeful Hearts was to help give a voice to those who can’t speak out, providing help and encouragement to survivors of abuse.
“My experience in helping survivors of abuse, along with what I find to be true for myself, is no matter the age or the type of abuse you don’t feel like you have a voice. You are either shamed into being quiet or made to feel guilty so you don’t tell, or belittled enough that you begin to believe you deserve what is being done or said. You don’t matter. I think it’s time for survivors to recognize that they do matter and they are not alone. It is my goal (or desire) to be a voice for them and hopefully encourage survivors of all ages, genders and races to speak out and begin to talk about the abuse. The more we talk about it the better chance the cycle will be broken.”
– comments Shannon Carr
Discovering God’s willingness to carry our burdens on the day she hit bottom opened her heart. Now she delights in imparting that truth to others. It has become her calling, her passion and her joy and nothing pleases her more than the opportunity to share her love and excitement with everyone she meets.
Shannon is the author of three books: EXPOSED, REDEEMED, and RECLAIMED all available on Amazon. She has been a columnist for CHOOSE-NOW MINISTRIES, a featured columnist with CatholicLane.com, Lifestyle & Charity magazine, Catholic Women’s magazine, and SpiritLed Woman Magazine. She lives in Kingwood, Texas, where she is active in her local church and community. She has two sons, Ryan and Seth, who provide her with endless joy and reason to continually count her blessings.