From Homeless to High Fashion: Author Hope Concordia Reveals Story of Abuse, Healing

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New Memoir Shares Model's Journey of Rebuilding After a Lifetime of Struggle, Domestic Violence

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Abuse does not discriminate against socio-economic status, gender, age or race.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in every four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Survivor Hope Concordia suffered abuse in both childhood and adulthood, and she now shares her message of healing to others.

In the new memoir “Still Standing: A Survivor’s Story” Concordia details her difficult journey through homelessness, abusive relationships and poverty to a life of success, motivation and positivity.

Starting as young girl and continuing on through some of her adult life, Concordia was the victim of varying types of abuse at the hands of those entrusted to care for her. Concordia went from living in homelessness to being scouted as a high-fashion model, where she found herself living in a coveted lifestyle enduring similar types of abuse as she had in her past.

“I want this book to aid in eliminating the preconceived notion of what a domestic abuse survivor looks like,” Hope said. “Abuse does not discriminate against socio-economic status, gender, age or race.”

Through optimism and resilience, Concordia has rebuilt her life and now works to help others do the same. “Still Standing: A Survivor’s Story” serves as both an inspiration and an education in the widespread effects of abuse in all of its forms and the importance of healing and progress.

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“Still Standing: A Survivor’s Story”
By: Hope Concordia
Paperback: $11.99
E-Book: $3.99
ISBN: 9781452585017

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About the author
Hope Concordia is a keynote speaker on domestic violence prevention and education for Laura’s House of Ladera Ranch, California. She earned her master’s degree from USC in gerontology with concentrations in complementary medicine and counseling. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology, sociology, and gerontology. Hope currently lives near Mission Viejo, California.

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