MAKING THE BEST OUT OF THE WORST

Susan Olofu, a graduate of Languages and Linguistics from the Benue State university, Makurdi, Nigeria, is a partner with Oxfam’s ENOUGH campaign in Nigeria. She is the president and founder, No To Abuse Awareness Network (NOTAAN), an online project raising awareness against abuse and domestic violence.

As a survivor of abuse and domestic violence herself, and now a thriving counsellor and coach to many, she uses the Sound Minds Recovery Support Group, a virtual platform established with the sole aim of helping victims and survivors of abuse, to learn how to continue to survive and also pursue healing and recovery.

In her capacity as the resident pastor of AnotherLife church, Abuja, and the convener of the Sound Mind Conference, an annual outreach for victims and survivors of abuse and domestic violence, she maximises public speaking engagements at conferences within and outside the FCT, mobilising advocacy workshops and hangouts, sensitising people on gender based violence to create awareness on the need to leave when faced with abuse and domestic violence.

With a Post graduate diploma in view, and being very passionate about the emancipation of victims of abuse and the eradication of the menace from society, she judiciously gives a graphic and vivid insight into her own life as she unashamedly and truthfully bares her personal experiences as a survivor, through daily posts, weekly broadcasts as well as personal and corporate coaching across virtual and physical platforms.

One of her core philosophies is that no one deserves to be abused.