About Mandy Trouten
I live in South Carolina, where I was born and raised. I graduated from ITT Technical Institute with a degree in Computer Design and Drafting, later returning for another degree in Multimedia. I love to read, write, create graphics, watch movies, play online games, hang out with family members/friends and network. More than anything, I enjoy helping victims/survivors of abuse in their path to healing. I have always said I would undo the abuse and its effects in a heartbeat, but I am grateful for the opportunity God gave me to use my experience. I grew up hearing that there’s a silver lining to every cloud and I used to think “not this one.” In time, I realized “not this one yet.” If I had never had to experience the undeserved attentions of classmates, my life might have been normal. I might have gotten the career in architecture that I’ve always dreamed of, but I would not be a part of the fight against abuse because I would know nothing about it. That’s my silver lining.