Survivor Melody Gross to Give Keynote Address at Charlotte Hope Event


The more she talked, the more empowered Melody Gross felt.

When Gross started sharing her story, she reclaimed the power she thought she’d lost to years of abuse and manipulation. Today she uses that power to support and empower domestic violence survivors.

Gross, an advocate, blogger, coach, and speaker, will share her story at Safe Alliance’s Oct. 29 Breakfast of Hope Virtual Event. The event wraps up the Safe Alliance’s October Hope Is Calling campaign to raise awareness about the devastating impact of domestic and sexual violence in the Charlotte community. Emceed by WBTV’s Maureen O’Boyle, the breakfast will include the premiere of Safe Alliance’s 2020 video and agency updates.

After leaving an abusive relationship, Gross only told her story to friends. The she slowly and bravely began sharing her story openly on social media and her blog. And those candid posts struck a chord with fellow survivors.

“When others started reaching out to me and saying my story resonated with them, I knew I couldn’t stop,” said Gross. She established Courageous Shift, a domestic violence coaching and consulting company – channeling her own experiences to become a dedicated advocate and agent of change.

Gross said that organizations like Safe Alliance are a valuable resource for survivors because “domestic violence is nuanced, and if we can have as many resources as possible we have a better change of reducing its impact on our communities.”

The Breakfast of Hope Virtual Event is free; register today to receive the Zoom link.