QUEENS UNITED AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Queens United Against Domestic Violence is a program of STRIVE Motivation, Inc.
Developed by Dr. Fatima Abdul Johnson, Miss Black America of Pennsylvania, 1982 and currently holds the title of Miss Black America of All Time. Dr. Johnson’s platform is domestic violence.
Dr. Johnson’s Story...
What would you do if you came face-to-face with Micheal Myers from the movie Halloween, Jason Voorhes from the movie Friday the 13th and Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street? Well, that would probably not happen because they are Hollywood actors playing the role of monsters. She thought monsters only exist on television... Until June 9, 2022 in New York City when she was attacked by a monster. She was the victim of a near-fatal strangulation attack by her New York actor intimate partner. That night she found out that monsters do exist and they are not always on television. This attack landed her in the hospital for 7 days. Her intimate partner, the actor, was arrested and pleaded guilty to the violent charges.
This is when Queens United Against Domestic Violence was born.
Queens United Against Domestic Violence is facilitated by a team of Beauty Pageant Queens that are survivors & advocates of domestic violence.
The Queens use their voice to bring awareness to the crime of domestic violence in order to stop the cycle of abusive behaviors.
*The team provides peer-to-peer support to survivors.
*The team aims to motivate and empower survivors towards a life of productivity & well-being free from domestic violence.
*The team hosts Domestic Violence Variety Show Events to raise awareness of intimate partner violence.