Dr. Dayanara Marte (also known as Dr. Dee) is a human rights activist who has been actively involved in the sexual assault, domestic violence, mental and reproductive health and immigrant movement for over 15 years. Upcoming author of a transformational memoir, Dayanara works globally with a wide array of community based institutions, cultural and social justice organizations, executive directors, service providers and first responders providing holistic trainings focused on preventative and post trauma healing to achieve extraordinary breakthrough results in personal and organizational trauma, resiliency and sustainability. She began her career in 1998 in the South Bronx creating programs that support young and adult women and the LGBTQ community reclaim their voice, mind, body, and spirit from the impact of oppression, trauma, violence, poverty and neglect towards empowerment, healing & transformation.
Dayanara is working on her Doctorate of Social Work at the University of Southern California. Her work is focused the impact gender based violence has on women in leadership positions of social service and social justice organizations. She is also creating The Global Center on Healing, Trauma, and Social Justice (GCHTSJ) focusing specifically on the individual impact that gender-based violence has on women of color in leadership positions and the organizational culture of trauma it creates.
Utilizing a holistic, culturally specific and trauma-informed model, Dr. Dee will build the emotional and spiritual intelligence of those most at risk of gender-based violence, women of color, on the frontlines and their health and well-being needs related to their experiences of abuse and neglect and as a result build organizational sustainability.
Dayanara has joined the United Nations 2030 agenda, and the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare 12 Grand Challenges. Their combined goal is to eradicate one of the greatest public health and human rights violations of women and girls all over the world. Also, ending gender-based violence, as it is the most impactful injustice that follows girls and women throughout their lifetime.
Dayanara received her masters in Public Health from Columbia University in 2010 and her certification in Clinical Approaches to Addiction from NYU. Today, her commitment to creating another world for young women lead her to founding In Bold Rebirth Consulting, creating a cutting edge culturally specific and trauma informed resiliency model for victims and survivors working on the front lines of social justice and at the intersections connecting all forms of violence against women and girls to old belief systems, thinking patterns, self-destructive behaviors and wounds that keep women from stepping into their power, feeling worthy, being enough and belonging to this world.
She is nationally known for her work as a trauma prevention specialist, internalized oppression healer, trainer & facilitator in emotional release to let go of the dis-ease of oppression and violence that manifest in our bodies as a result of institutional racism, homophobia, xenophobia, classism, & sexism. Dayanara envisions a world where women powerfully exist in the face of war, injustice, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, incest, rape, relationship/partner abuse, & domestic violence within our homes, our organizations & within movements.
As a citizen journalist Dayanara writes about social injustice, the root causes of health disparities and tells the story about the women on the front lines towards a communities’ survival. She writes about her work in World Pulse and Elephant Journal. In addition, she supports organizations in telling their own stories by documenting their impact.
Most recently, she edited and co-authored Shades of Change: A Guide for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Providers working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People of Color for In Our Own Voices in Albany and was the lead writer for the Institute of Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC), University of Minnesota Community Resource Mapping Project for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Communities as part of the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative technical assistance program under the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to reduce intimate partner violence (IPV) homicides and near homicides in the United States
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