Welcome to She is Rising, a global healing community for women and girls overcoming gender violence and sex trafficking. We help survivors become leaders.

I founded She is Rising because I believe in the unconditional worth of women and girls who face violence and exploitation. I believe in our dignity, resilience and creative power to make the world a more just and compassionate place.

As a woman who has overcome gender violence and sex trafficking, I am deeply devoted to sharing what I have learned from my own healing path. I help those I mentor learn to value their voices and step into leadership.  

We are far more than the injustices we have overcome. We are warriors for peace. This peace is far more powerful than any violence forced on our bodies, minds and souls.

Through our signature She is Rising Survivor Leadership Retreats, mentoring and educational programs, survivors discover their unique strengths. In healing community, we learn how to cultivate the self-compassion we need to break the cycle of violence and rise up with the knowledge of our worth. 

I invite you to join me in taking a stand for women and girls around the world, so they know they are worth fighting for. 

Together we are rising.

Brooke Axtell

Founder + Director of She is Rising