My name is Ravynn Suzanne Rohner, i’m a 35 year old single mom from Arizona and my Mission & Vision is called 2 Hope for Healing. I am taking a stand for a world wide vision of uniting us Warriors, to get some justice for the victims of abuse in this world. -My mouth dropped open when I read the Mission & the Vision of One Billion Rising, meaning the stand we are all taking on addressing abuse globally; & then bringing in the element of dance; uniting the ones WORLD WIDE with the strength to fight. Over the last 4 weeks, I have been looking for a strong male dancer for my “Naked Spirit” dance project. This is what I wrote 2 days ago:
I am creating a new approach to both dance and yoga. As the Choreographer, I am fusing the elements of Hip-Hop, Free Style, Belly Dance, & Gymnastics. My goal is to have a very dedicated performing group. One of the performances will be an intimate dance between a man and woman as we fight together, to put an end to abuse. ♥
A word that I have been using since day 1 of 2HfH, is “world wide”. And I keep hearing it over and over. i swear, it’s a sign that my world wide justice journey is happening, and it might be happening right now, as i make this video for you all.
My full story can be found on my Facebook page @ url 2HopeforHealing, but I’d like to share a few things so that you may get a perspective of who I am, what I’ve been through, why I’m so motivated, and why I’ll stop at nothing to make this happen. 18 years of abusive relationships is a good place to start. I’ve been hit, thrown against walls, spit on, betrayed, sexually assaulted twice in which the first occasion, my boyfriend left me drunk and passed out in a strange man’s room. When I woke up to his fat, filthy fingers inside me, I ran from the hotel room disgusted and nauseous. When I told my boyfriend what happened and how could he have left me there he snickered and told me “that’s what I got” for drinking too much. I’ve been strangled, I’ve had things thrown at me, I had one man try to stab me through the neck with a pitchfork. I know how it feels to be abandoned by both sets of your parents over and over again. I know the walk down the drug and alcohol path of destruction. I used to make a joke that “I’d been at rock bottom so many times that I finally built a condo down there.” I posted My Story on my Facebook page @ 2HopeforHealing, as a testament to people out there that there is a way to crawl out of the depths of hell and find the Light again. I’ve been in a bed for 3 years with Fibromyalgia, over 1100 days of torturous pain, depression, & hopelessness. This past Spring when I realized my future was a bed and bottles of pills for 40 more years, I got sick to my stomach and vomited. I have the most amazing 9 year old son and there was no way I was leaving him to face the evils of this world alone, so I got on a mission to face my demons and get better. In August I began going to a school called the Southwestern Institute of Healing Arts and enrolled in the Mind-Body Wellness Practitioner program. For the last 4 months I have combed through my life, every detail, every painful memory, all the abuse, the abandonment from every member of my family, who still don’t honor my experiences or me, because I choose to have a Spiritual relationship with the Divine outside of the structured church. I began to realized that this Fibromyalgia is just these painful emotional, mental, and physical memories trapped in my body, masking as pain or “over excitable nerves” as the Western doctors call it, also known as Fibromyalgia. While learning how to be a Holistic Life Mentor (aka a Life Coach) and a Polarity Practitioner, which is an Energy healing under the massage umbrella, I’ve been watching my brave Journey to victory, beating this illness one day at a time. In fact, as i’m making this video, I’m in bed, w nausea, a headache, and full body aches, as i’m on Day 10 of withdrawal from Amiptriptylene, an anti-depressant that I was using as a sleep aid. It’s a struggle, it’s painful, and exhausting, but I’m getting off all of my Rx meds, that i have been prescribed to alleviate the symptoms of this debilitating syndrome.. I’m watching myself continually cut back on my daily intake, because the pain is truly leaving my body. For me, I had to share my past, these stories, out loud, with my fellow students and teachers, bec/ they honored me with the environment to do so & I can’t tell you how much I love my teachers and fellow students. this type of unconditional love and support is foreign to me. I tried to share My Story with my mother, who told me she wasn’t interested in reading it. Another family friend, over Christmas, told me how foolish I was to have posted it on Facebook where the world could see, because I couldn’t take it back; and “who would want me to be their Life Mentor after all my choices?” She told me that I wouldn’t get hired with a past like that. I told her, “well thank goodness then that i’ll be working for myself. I do not live my life, cowering in fear that something bad might happen. I’ve been praying for a new family that supports me and sees me as a brave Warrior to go down my own Justice Journey for myself, for my son, for my future. My future is right here, smack in the middle of this war on abuse. I think I may have found that family within One Billion Rising. *Big sigh*
So this brings me to the question your website asks:
What does JUSTICE look like to Me?
I thought you’d NEVER ask! 2 Hope for Healing began as what I thought I’d call my business once I can call myself a Mind-Body Practitioner. I am already a Holisitic Life Mentor and I am allowed to do body work on people with the credentials I have now. I want to work with the severely traumatize, abused, and dis-eased. My experiences have molded me into this Beatuiful, Raging, Warrior Woman that I am. I want JUSTICE just as much as every single one of you. I’d like to begin my Justice Journey, right here in the United States. I want to visit 1,000s of middle and high schools, as the voice in the auditoriums and gyms, educating our children about what abuse looks like, how to deal with it in the home, how to avoid abusive relationships and marriages, and how to get help. From my perspective, once these women, & men, are in these relationships, many times they begin believing their worthlessness that their abusers tell them. Before they know it, they’re married with kids, and by that time it’s too late. They can’t bear the thought of leaving the kids with these monsters, or they don’t have anywhere to go, or they don’t have the money to leave even if they wanted to. I believe strongly in fighting with and for these women, but the real Justice begins with teaching the kids who are barely beginning to date. The only way we’re going to see a global change is by using the power of knowledge. I want to see the looks in our children’s eyes when they first begin seeing the world of abuse all around them. I want them to stand up for themselves and say, “Hey, that tattooed woman told me that this is abuse and I don’t have to take it. I have #s to call if I need help, I have 1 Billion Rising that support me and who i am and what woman I want to grow up to be.” I am sick of the paparazzi and tabloids calling our celebrities fat and crazy. Their judgements and slander and lies make me so angry and I want to be an advocate for these high profiled people. Just because they have money and they are A list status, doesn’t mean they deserve the abuse they get from photographers, magazine authors, and the horrible things people say to them via the Social Media. I want justice for them, I want justice for me, and i want justice for the world. After I tackle the US, gain exposure, and have a way to access money,, I will be ready to join my fellow Risers in the fight against global torture to women. actually, i’m ready now, i just need God to open the doors so that i may walk through and leave my Revolutionary mark on this planet. I’m willing to do anything to make my US tour happen and one day Ravynn Suzanne Rohner will be in a name to remember, a mother of a son who is proud to call his mom one of the greatest warriors of all time. Together, we are all going to make a difference. My heart is so full right now as i read these words to you all. Thank you for honoring me, just by listening to my video or reading my words, and if i have inspired just one person, right now, I can rejoice!
I’ll wrap this up, now by reading my Mission Statement that I wrote 3 months ago. This goes out to every man, woman, and child, who feel lost, abandoned, or broken. At 35, I finally found my purpose in this life and that is to support each and every one of you. I love you already. And you will help heal my wounds as I help heal yours.
My Life’s Work evolves from a place of Harmony, Honor, & Love, to bring more peace and Joy to those who live in fear, sadness, anger, guilt, & grief. I am on a Warrior’s Path to facilitate Healing & Magik to the lives of my Brothers & Sisters.
If you hear me, you will never be alone again. I will carry you when you cannot walk. I will fight when you cannot fight. I will be your voice when you cannot speak. And I will fill the space of your Life’s neglect, with Strength & Compassion, until you can walk beside me, on your own.
I see you. I fell you. I am you.