MEET PAIN 2 PURPOSE
Pain 2 Purpose was started because Shanda Roberts wanted to give support to women who were victimized by domestic violence. The name 'Pain 2 Purpose' came from an article she was reading where a woman lost her husband in the line of duty. This woman began paying for other officers meal in restaurants. She said she wanted to turn her 'Pain to Purpose'. Shanda didn't know why, but that stuck with her. So she immediately put a name to her idea.
Pain 2 Purpose is a team desiring to motivate and encourage victims living in shelters that they are worth loving. We also focus on teens and teen dating, since that is where Shanda's story began. We feel that if we reach teens in their dating age, we can help prevent having a world full of victims.
Dr. Shanda Roberts
My name is Shanda Roberts. I was born in Freeport, Bahamas. I am married to my king & my soulmate & I have 3 beautiful children! I was a victim of domestic violence. I say 'was' because I am now a survivor! I survived the abuse that could've killed me.
The abuse started at 15 years old while I was in high school. I met a man who promised to love me & take care of me. He said I would never have to want for anything ... and I didn't. He showered me with gifts almost every day! I wore the latest clothes and shoes, and had enough jewelry to open up a jewelry store. He was the best boyfriend ever ... until the day he hit me.
That was years ago but all those years I held on to that pain. I kept it buried inside, I refused to let anyone (who already didn't know) find out about that part of my life. Being in that very abusive relationship left me broken, hurt, defensive and angry. I walked around mad and angry with the world but it wasn't until I began to share my story that I began to heal.