Lyvonne Proverbs, MDiv, a New York City native, is a body and sex-positive light-worker, pastor, preacher, transformational speaker, writer, poet, educator, and conscious creative social entrepreneur. An Emmy-award winning media producer, “Proverbs” graduated from Seton Hall University, Yale Divinity School, and Columbia Theological Seminary. She is a highly sought after presenter and has partnered with Lyft, Auburn Seminary, the Atlanta University Center, San Francisco Department of Health, Young Women Social Entrepreneurs and more. Lyvonne offers consulting for sacred and secular institutions, as well as individual and group spiritual life coaching.

Proverbs is the founder of beautiful scars, an online storytelling agency focused on trauma, healing, and resiliency. Her @WereSurthrivors platform is a digital community for Black Christian women who are also survivors of childhood sexual abuse. By harnessing the power of narrative, Proverbs is aiding survivors (and communities, at large) to shift from silence to storytelling to put an end to male sexual violence. 

Proverbs has been featured in ESSENCE, Cosmopolitan, and The Washington Post magazines and is the host of Courageous Currents podcast on KPFA, where she fosters conversations with her guests about life at the intersection of faith and social justice. Sojourners named her one of “11 Women Shaping the Church” in March 2019.

Proverbs is Teaching Faculty at Claremont Lincoln University; and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and the inaugural cohort of the DO GOOD X Startup Accelerator. She is currently based in Atlanta, GA and can be found on Facebook and LinkedIn, as well as Twitter and Instagram (@LyvonneP).

Designed specifically for Black women of faith who are also survivors of childhood sexual abuse and/or male sexual violence, this course explores a socio-political, spiritual view of the Black Church and ways that Black women can either being or deepen their healing journeys. This is a rolling course so you can ENROLL ANYTIME!

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