When we hear someone admitting to sexually abusing a little girl, we expect to hear details of their arrest and conviction. We don’t expect to hear that they’re still on the streets, taunting their victims, free to abuse other children. That is exactly what happened with Marc Gafni, new age spiritualist, and colleague of Whole […]
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Melanie Blow is the COO of the Stop Abuse Campaign. A survivor of incest, psychological abuse and a host of other childhood trauma, Melanie now uses her talents to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences. After getting a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from SUNY Geneseo, Melanie worked for the American Red Cross Biomedical Services for 15 years.
Melanie has experience organizing survivors and empowering them to discuss their abuse and advocate for social change. She has been involved with the New York Coalition to Protect Children, the Fighting for Children Political Action Committee, the Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking, the Rochester chapter of Love146, the legislative advocacy committee of the American Professional Society of the Abuse of Children, the Trauma Informed Community Initiative of Western NY, and served on the Board of Directors for Prevent Child Abuse NY.
Melanie has over a decade of legislative advocacy regarding children’s issues, and she has been published in newspapers, magazines, and blogs all across the country.