Charlene was born and raised in a suburb south of Detroit Michigan. Having endured years of physical and emotional abuse, she is very empathetic to victims of domestic violence. She tells pieces of her story, not for sympathy, but so that others who have, or currently are, suffering the same, know they are not alone. Charlene hopes that by sharing her past she offers strength, confidence, and encouragement to others. Her motto is ‘If I can save one life by sharing my story, then it will all have been worth it.’ Charlene still resides in her hometown with Halfpint, her rescue cat.