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Meet
Tanya Jones

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CEO & Founder of 
Interactive Advocacy

President of
North Carolina
Veterans Business Association



 

From Trauma to Triumph

Tanya Jones' story is one of resilience, strength, and unwavering determination. Her journey from trauma to triumph began with isolation, but it was in that solitude that Tanya discovered the power of creative expression. Through art, writing, and storytelling, she found her voice and transformed her pain into a catalyst for change. As an Army veteran, Tanya's experiences have shaped her perspective and fueled her passion for making a difference.

A Beacon of Hope
The Colors that Define Interactive Advocacy

The colors selected for the Interactive Advocacy logo hold deep meaning and visually represent Tanya's triumphant spirit  Each color represents a battle she has fought and overcome. For example, Teal signifies sexual assault, Purple represents domestic violence, Yellow symbolize suicide prevention, and Green embodies mental health.  These colors tell her story of survival, resilience, and the transformative power of art and creative expression.

A Seasoned Expert in
Violence Prevention

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Tanya Jones is a highly regarded advocate and expert in violence prevention with over 20 years of experience. Throughout her distinguished career, she has held influential positions within the Department of Defense and the U.S. armed forces, including roles as an Assistant Adjudicator, Assistant Inspector General, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, senior-level Special Emphasis Program Manager, Equal Opportunity Program Manager, EEO, and D&I specialist. She has also served as a legislative Assistant at the M.D. General Assembly. Tanya's exceptional contributions have garnered recognition and prestigious awards, demonstrating her dedication to Advocacy and her outstanding achievements. She was named the 2022 Honoree of the Chase Your Dreams Human Trafficking Awareness Award of Distinction presented by Nissi Network and the Women of AT&T. Additionally, the Houston Community College Board of Trustees honored her with a certificate of recognition as a Humanitarian Honoree for her extraordinary efforts in human trafficking advocacy and humanitarian endeavors.

In addition to her impactful work, Tanya actively participates in various organizations, playing a pivotal role in driving positive change. She serves as the Elected Board Member and Chair of Diversity and Inclusivity for the National Organization of Victim Assistance (NOVA) and the advisory board Chair for the Charlotte region of N.C. Veterans Business Association (NCVETBZ) and a collaborative partner and member of the annual Hawaii International Summit Planning Committee for the Institute of Violence Abuse and Trauma (IVAT).

 

With her extensive expertise, remarkable achievements, and active involvement in important organizations, Tanya has profoundly impacted both organizations and individuals. She has established herself as a respected leader in her field, earning the admiration and trust of those she serves. Tanya's unwavering commitment to violence prevention and her passionate Advocacy for victims of human trafficking have solidified her reputation as an influential force for change in the field of Advocacy and social justice.

Interactive Advocacy
Redefining Training Through Storytelling

Tanya has revolutionized the approach to violence prevention training. Her company blends storytelling, lived experiences, drama, comedy, and audience engagement to create a training experience beyond traditional methods. Tanya's powerful storytelling, rooted in her own personal journey, captivates hearts and minds, challenging preconceived notions and inspiring individuals to Actively Create Transformation (A.C.T.). By integrating performance art: writing and storytelling lived experiences into her training, Tanya empowers others to break the cycle of violence and create a culture of empathy and understanding. Tanya has trained over 50 thousand individuals. 

Beyond Training
A Voice for Social Justice

Tanya's impact extends far beyond the training room. She is a published author, an internationally recognized speaker, and a tireless advocate for social justice. Through her compelling presentations, Tanya sparks conversations, shifts perspectives, and ignites change. Her words resonate deeply with audiences, leaving a lasting imprint on their hearts and minds. Tanya's dedication to supporting sexual violence victims and her commitment to social justice has made her an influential figure in the movement.

Inspiring Transformation
From Survivor to Thriver

Tanya is not just a survivor; she is a thriver. Her personal journey, shaped by her military experiences, is a testament to the power of resilience and self-discovery. With her inspiring story and unwavering passion, Tanya empowers others to rise above their circumstances and Actively Create Transformation (A.C.T.). She believes in the innate potential of every individual to make a difference, and she urges others to join her in creating a world where violence has no place.

"Embrace your power to empower change through engaging Advocacy. Ignite inspiration, fuel action, and transform perspectives. Together, we create a world where every voice is heard." "Empower. Engage. Advocate."

 

 

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Women's stories can transform lives. We break free from silence, speaking our truths without hesitation. With courage, we share our journeys of pain and joy, embracing vulnerability as Sisters in Arms.

These stories reflect our paths and the strength we find together. Through our words, we connect, empower, and inspire change. In this sisterhood, we discover the best versions of ourselves. These stories belong to us, to you, and to every woman who seeks connection and support.

Welcome to My Sister-Your Sister, where the power of storytelling unites us all.

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This book is amazing. This book was something I didn’t know I needed. Something that everyone should read. I felt especially impacted by Ms. Tanya Jones’ chapter and poem. I’m inspired by her resilience despite the struggles she faced at such young age and the pain caused by those who should have done nothing but love her. I’m inspired by her will to help others and feel motivated that I could do the same in some way. I feel renewed and awakened, ready to continue standing strong even in the face of adversity. I hope that not just young women but also young men take the time to read this book.

YOU HAVE TO READ THIS!!! ESPECIALLY CHAPTER 8!!!

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Powerful, Courageous...Resiliecy Comes to Life

I just started to read the book this morning and peruse the chapters...powerful stories. I read Brown Girl in the Ring by Tanya Jones, and the words came to life. Although a very traumatic life story was shared, it was a negative turn in to dedication and commitment to other women. The resiliency shared is very thought-provoking and courageous. This is definitely a book I am glad I took a chance on buying...going to share it with my other female family and friend! 

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Passion Ignited

Tanya's Journey to Empower Through Training Tools

Embark on a passionate journey with Tanya Jones, the CEO of Interactive Advocacy, as she creates a training tool series called "THIS IS NOT A GAME." 

Breaking the Mold
Revolutionizing Engagement in Critical Topics 

This series is designed to foster critical thinking, problem-solving, and engagement, making it suitable for any learning environment or use at home with families. With a vision to revolutionize the way people engage with critical topics, Tanya's innovative and interactive training methods have the power to transform education.

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