Dr. Ressurrection Graves
Author and Speaker Biography
Dr. Ressurrection Graves, is a H.E.A.L.E.R. ® which stands for Healer • Educator • Activist • Life Skills Expert • Empowerment Speaker • Relationship Mentor ® She is a matchless student of what extraordinary has always meant to be; engaging in feats that prove to be set aside for her own journey to love. She is a gifted writer first published at the age of twelve, advancing to performance poetry during the height of the U Street Spoken Word and Poetry movement.
Ressurrection has performed poetry within the United States, touring in 2001 and publishing two books of poetry in 1999 Ressurrection the Spiritual Soul-Ja, (out of print) and I AM… Just the Introduction… Ressurrection Graves, 2003.
She has fan musical favorites such as: Pity, Personal Time, Newness, Blood is Thicker, and Miss U; Spoken Word pieces like, I AM Ressurrection, New Possibilities, Poetry Manifest, Ankhtree, Rape, Rock Bottom, World Peace Poem, Identity Crisis Poem, Muscle Minded Doctrine and The Characteristics of A Leader performed inside the Capitol.
Dr. Graves’ memoir gives us a rare look inside of a woman whose childhood experiences with sexual abuse, and other domestic and sexual violence lead to adult homelessness. She authors a blog covering Love, Life and Relationships: Overcoming Emotional and Child Sexual Abuse with thousands of readers in geographical areas like California, and Canada. Her blog is read in over 188 countries, and with over 100,000 views
Dr. Graves, volunteered at Jessup Prison as a Creative Writing Teacher of Poetic Expression, through serving a classroom of male prisoners. She also contracted as a Creative Writing Teacher of Poetic Expression for the YMCA serving youth ages 8-12 in their writing development facilitating an after-school program.
In 2006, Ressurrection started a massage company entitled, H.E.A.L. Massage and Bodywork LLC, focused on the medical benefits of massage therapy after receiving a massage degree from Heritage College.
Ressurrection achieved admirable success as a celebrity massage therapist and businesswoman with one of her most notable clients who became a member of her Board of Directors, David Russell Duerson who was a successful businessman after retiring from the Chicago Bears.
Ressurrection created, implemented and maintained all advertising and marketing campaigns for the company. She was the Chief Executive Officer, and developed the company client portfolio to several thousand clients. After closing her business location in 2009, Ressurrection decided to expand her career by finishing her manuscript.
After the release ofIdentity Crisis, Identity Christ Is: A Journey to Love, Dr. Graves realized that writing her memoir would be the unfolding of an all-new Journey to Love.
Ressurrection is a sought after personality on radio programs like What’s in Your Hand with Ricky Young (NY), a former professional boxer and radio host, and The Employment Opportunity Hour (reaching three million listeners in the Tampa Bay Area) with Gene Hodge, This Week in America with Ric Bratton, Karriem and Company (in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas) with radio host, councilman, clergyman and businessman Kabir Karriem.
She has appeared on a host of television programs, most recently, Think About it! to discuss the topic The Power of Saying NO! hosted by Sylvia Henderson which reached more than eight-hundred thousand homes in Montgomery County, Maryland and Ten Ways to Safeguard your Child from Sexual Abuse created and hosted by Ressurrection Graves, produced by Jaylin Bailey reaching more than eight-hundred thousand homes also in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Dr. Graves is a professional speaker, crafting each of her speaking topics to fulfill one purpose, whole healing. She has worked with Sisters on Purpose an after-school program for teenage girls at Washington-Lee High School located in Arlington, Virginia, created by School Counselor, Heather Mizell.
Ressurrection has been a guest speaker for assemblies in the arts addressing over one thousand students, teachers, and faculty at Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Temple Hills, Maryland, also serving as a volunteer to the parent coordinator well-known Jazz Singer and award-winning basketball coach Mrs. Sabrina Vann.
She also presented to classrooms during Career Day at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School located in Maryland. Ressurrection has been a speaker at Patrick Henry Elementary School and other Parent-Teacher Association and Principal-Teacher staff meetings or programs held often after school.
In 2012, Ressurrection received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Divinity, and is developing intervention counseling services including pre-engagement, and pre-marital counseling. She also hosts a number of other non-denominational ministerial services such as performing weddings, funerals and baptisms and is a licensed minister.
Dr. Graves and her husband are partnering to create a re-entry program for exiting felons to learn entrepreneurship enabling them to use transferable skills, a couple’s ministry to focus on healthy relationships, and a single’s ministry for men and women to engage in activities that create whole relationships.
Additionally she has spear-headed the A Journey To Love conference for individuals and families healing from abuse. Currently she and her husband travel the country on a Homeless Healing Tour, a speaking tour dedicated to empowering the homeless to overcome their adversities, and other topics surrounding emotional wellness.
Dr. Graves created Ten Ways to Safeguard Your Child from Sexual Abuse. She has implemented a new trademark S.A.F.E.G.U.A.R.D.S.® as the acronym for the ten ways. This prevention curriculum and lecture seminar is taught to professionals, pastors and parents.
As a part of the legislative process, Ressurrection has created a petition on change.org entitled, Make Child Sexual Abuse Grooming A Felony. The petition can be signed and shared by clicking here.
Dr. Graves feels most at home speaking in faith-based, homeless, and business environments. She trains the staff of non-profit organizations about child sexual abuse grooming, a term that she created and has introduced to the youth-serving and non-profit communities. In homeless shelters and business environments alike, she empowers her audience with signature and customized speaking events.
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Dissatisfied that ministries do not deal with the relational issues and the secrets that make you sick, Ressurrection has started a ministry that will bring spiritual, soul, and physical healing to others.
In January 2013 Ressurrection launched a world holiday, called “World Ressurrection Healing Day” to bring global awareness to healing through faith in Jesus Christ and the ability to receive supernatural healing. After we receive healing, the other part of our mission in raising awareness is to encourage healed people to heal others who are broken-spirited, soul-tied, and physically affected by different forms of spiritual, psychological, physical and emotional abuse.
In April 2013, Ressurrection will release a new book about child sexual abuse prevention which includes the Ten Ways to Safeguard Your Child From Sexual Abuse entitled, Sexual Discipleship: The Strategic Plan to Legalize SEX with children.
Dr. Ressurrection Graves, is available to speak through The National Coalition for the Homeless Speaker’s Bureau, RAINN (Rape Incest National Network) Speaker’s Bureau, and the Maryland Business Roundtable Speaker’s Bureau. She is a regular speaker and group co-facilitator for a non-profit organization providing domestic and sexual violence counseling services to perpetrators, and community forums that educate professionals about domestic and sexual violence in Virginia.