Mildred D. Muhammad
Mildred D Muhammad is an Award-Winning, Recognized Keynote Speaker, International Expert Speaker for the U.S. Dept of State, Certified Consultant with the Office on Victims of Crime, CNN Contributor, Domestic Abuse Survivor, Advocate, Author, Trainer and Educator traveling and speaking on a national and international platform to discuss her life of terror, abuse and heartache, all while promoting domestic violence awareness and prevention.
As the ex-wife of the D.C. sniper, John A. Muhammad, who went on a three-week rampage, with the end result, as stated by law enforcement, was to find Mildred and kill her too, the very personal details of her experiences involving fear, abuse and many of times, victim-blaming, has allowed Mildred’s mission to be even more influential and of greater purpose. Her critically acclaimed memoir, Scared Silent: When the One You Love Becomes the One You Fear, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2009. Muhammad has self-published two working journals, A Survivor's Journal and Dare to Heal, as well as Planning My Escape (a comprehensive step by-step safety plan) specifically for victims and survivors to help with the emotions that others may not understand and strategically leaving an abusive relationship. Her second and last memoir, I'm Still Standing has been released.
She has received many awards such a Special Commendation presented by the Office on Violence Against Women, Maya Angelou “Still I Rise” Award, Shirley Chisholm Woman of Courage Award and REDBOOK Strength & Spirit HEROES Award, as well as multiple awards from the military community...just to name a few. Mildred Muhammad has appeared in the following TV shows: Lifetime Movie Network Series, Monster in My Family; CNN documentary, The Minds of the Sniper; TruTV documentary, The DC Sniper’s Wife, produced by award-winning producer, Barbara Kopple; Discovery Channel, Who The Bleep Did I Marry; Investigation Channel Series, Escaped ~ The Sniper’s Wife: Episode 2; MSNBC documentary, I Married The Beltway Sniper; and the syndicated TV show, Crime Watch Daily. Mildred Muhammad has been interviewed on Oprah: Where Are They Now, Anderson, Ricki Lake, Katic Couric, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, The Mike Huckabee Show, TruTV's In Session, Larry King Live, The Tyra Banks Show, and Good Morning America, and has appeared on BET and other local and national TV interviews. She has also been interviewed by various national and international radio shows, internet radio, various national and international newspapers, and internet blogs and magazines worldwide, including the BBC, NPR, Essence, Jet, The Washington Post, and Newsweek.
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My purpose is to educate, empower and raise awareness of domestic violence. Domestic Violence is at epidemic status and unfortunately, society would rather sweep it under the rug than to deal with it. I'm trying to shift the thinking of society who believe domestic violence is only a physical assault.