Millions of individuals, especially women and children, silently live in fear after experiencing physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Those who do not get the help and support they need to overcome trauma struggle with the idea of recovering and living their best lives. Entrepreneur, certified trauma coach, and book author Kristal Klear offers inner healing through the Rock Paper Scissors Foundation, where she is CEO and founder.
Kristal’s ultimate passion is to help restore people from their brokenness. Guided by one of her favorite slogans, “We can’t do anything about the past, but we sure can do something about the future,” she helps victims of abuse and human trafficking become whole persons again. She is trained in handling human trafficking cases, sexual abuse, child abuse, and trauma care. Some of her approaches to helping victims are through education and awareness.
Kristal wrote a curriculum entitled “Healing Beyond Sexual Misconduct,” which focuses on adequately handling sexual misconduct from a leadership position in any environment. She is also a prolific public speaker and has appeared in various television and radio programs. She has a podcast where she candidly and passionately discusses overcoming trauma and abuse.
“Through prevention and healing, we give a voice to those silenced by all forms of abuse, low self-esteem, and human trafficking with an end goal of creating overcomers. We do this by creating awareness via social media, various community events, speaking out and speaking up at different venues and events, and connecting those in need with resources and referrals. We also offer programs of healing moving people from survivors to overcomers. Our intervention programs through the school system support young people through education and awareness. We support law enforcement efforts in cracking down on this epidemic, and most of all by loving people back to life,” she explained.
What motivated Kristal to develop Rock Paper Scissors Foundation is her own story of personal healing. She recognized a pressing need after finding a community or support system that broke the stigma off of complicated issues proved very challenging. She wanted to create a safe space where others could find a place for character development and establish their unique voice so they, too, could begin to share their inspiring stories with confidence and conviction.
“What separates us from our competitors is we have an organic sense of providing community awareness, making a global impact, and unifying all walks of life. We also do not move within the box. We are okay with trying something new to customize each personal event program and opportunity to the real true authentic needs of our community and peers. We stand firm in being natural healers through transparency and truth, with freedom and no condemnation,” Kristal shared.
Kristal has high aspirations for Rock Paper Scissors Foundation. She envisions the organization becoming a movement making an impact on a national level through its programs, current affairs, community activism, resources, and conferences from one state to another. One of the organization’s most significant objectives is to be able to lobby for a human trafficking bill that explicitly protects young girls of color. Kristal wants to push for a bill that protects young girls and gives them a voice.
In the next couple of years, she sees Rock Paper Scissors Foundation transforming into a fully funded organization with entire staff and extension offices. Additionally, Kristal wants to bring the foundation’s programs to other organizations to create a broader awareness regarding her advocacies.
By sharing the unique story behind Rock Paper Scissors Foundation, Kristal and her team wish others to see themselves in it, whether they are victims themselves of abuse or passionate volunteers who have the heart to help. Kristal hopes the community will be encouraged to deal with their trauma through the programs her team offers to extend support in whatever capacity they deem they can offer.
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