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President and Founder, Find Your Fabulosity
Sheryl Kurland is President and Founder of Find Your Fabulosity, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that has collected and given away 70,000+ new lipsticks to women in the U.S. who are victims of domestic violence. Her incredible story of how a gesture of compassion turned into a national movement donating more than $1 million worth of lipsticks to victims is as much riveting and inspiring as it is moving and tearful. Audiences are taken on a journey of heart, hope, and healing.
“Domestic violence is the Silent Epidemic in our country,” says Sheryl. 1 out of 4 women will be a victim of domestic violence sometime in her life. Every 9 seconds a woman in the U.S. is assaulted or beaten. Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women. Sheryl is deeply immersed in domestic violence victim advocacy work. She completed the Community Law Enforcement Academy (Seminole County, Florida) and became a Certified Domestic Violence Advocate through the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence in 2015. As a volunteer at SafeHouse, (Seminole County women’s domestic violence shelter), for 1-1/2 years, Sheryl created and lead relationship workshops for residents (victims). She later transformed the programs into free workshops for women victims residing in the general population in Central Florida; these workshops were held at a private location for the safety and protection of participants. Find Your Fabulosity was born in 2016, “the most unbelievable calling I never saw coming,” says Sheryl.
Today, Find Your Fabulosity gives new lipsticks, free, to nearly 300 women’s domestic violence shelters in the U.S., with at least one shelter in every state being a recipient. Lipsticks are also given away to individual victims in free “Get Help Gift Bags, encouraging them to take the first steps toward freedom from abuse. “To a victim of domestic violence, a new lipstick is a beacon of hope,” says Sheryl. “And it helps her begin to love the person she sees in the mirror.”
Sheryl and Find Your Fabulosity have been featured in Woman’s World, PEOPLE, and Costo Connection, and Sheryl has been interviewed by TV and radio stations across the U.S. – New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Omaha, Detroit, Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, and many others.
As a speaker, Sheryl is a storyteller, educator, and motivator sprinkled with humor. She has addressed a broad spectrum of audiences, including business professionals, women’s conferences, women’s organizations, community/philanthropic clubs, and sorority collegians.
Speaker Fee: Free. Sheryl does not charge a speaking fee. Instead, she asks that the event sponsor(s) make a generous donation (which is tax deductible) to Find Your Fabulosity, cover all travel expenses, and request that event attendees please bring a new lipstick to donate.
The power of a lipstick, healing victims of domestic and dating violence.
“The simple act of applying a little lipstick can help a survivor of domestic violence face the world with just a little more confidence and optimism. Your kindness is appreciated more than you know.”
The Bernard House Shelter
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center