With over 22 years of service, Tonya GJ Prince is an expert in both domestic and sexual violence.

Her specific service emphasis has been dedicated to, crisis counseling, education, centering the voices of victims and cross cultural empathy and understanding.

Tonya is an author, activist, advocate, Survivor, speaker, counselor, & mentor.

She has been recognized by women leaders in the community for her work as the founder of the not-for-profit charity Braid the Ladder.

Tonya enjoys family, friends, laughter, music, movies, storytelling, reading, writing, DIY projects, and stage performance.

Her personal healing recipe includes the teachings and values of her Faith, her culture, womanism, storytelling, music, select wise counsel, special friends, family and fellow activists/Survivors.

Tonya GJ Prince holds a BS in Organizational Management & Development from Bluefield College.