A law degree, a full time job, four kids and you’re living in a homeless shelter. Can you imagine how Angela must have felt when her violent husband walked out and she lost everything? Well, power to the strength of a woman! Because she is now Maryland Delegate Angela Angel, back on her feet and taking the state of Maryland by storm for the protection of women and children. In our interview she shares why she is launching a movement titled #BeyondOctober. She explains why it is important to think of domestic violence all throughout the year and how she uses her past experience of being on public assistance to help women get back on their feet.

One bad chapter, does not end your story. You can have better by getting up, putting the pity party in a box and deciding to use the assistance available to climb higher! Help is here for you, because I know sometimes we don’t want to be fixed, we just want to be heard. Enjoy the interview!

Host: Anita Washington, That Anita Live
Topic: Why Take Domestic Violence #BeyondOctober
Guest: MD Delegate Angela Angel

Guest’s Website: https://AdvocateAngel.com

Angela and I would love to hear from you. What is the biggest relationship red flag you have ever missed? Leave us your thought and comments below. 


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Anita Washington

CEO & Founder at That Anita Live
Anita Washington, M.Ed. & M.B.A., CEO & Founder of That Anita Live, LLC, host of the TV show That Anita Live and The Emotional Happiness Podcast with That Anita Live provides a platform for women to learn, laugh and more importantly heal emotionally by learning from the challenges and successes of others. 

A former school and community agency counselor and creator of the 7-Step Method, Anita’s helped guide people from the ages of eleven to fifty through their own life issues, personal transformations and professional endeavors. With an old soul and a comedic, honest voice. She uses many southern colloquialisms and colorful expressions to unwrap personal stories of surviving a homicidal alcoholic father, a mother in denial and four physically and emotionally abusive brothers and relates them to guiding principles and healing techniques.

Through her powerful and uplifting interviews at ThatAnitaLive.TV and The Emotional Happiness Podcast women get to see and hear real women with resourceful stories living relentless lives after life's most devastating events. Through her charismatic and compelling speaking, Anita helps women use the tools and resources they already have to reveal and release success blockers such as childhood trauma and family dysfunction so they can build self-confidence, boost their self-esteem and feel free to live true to their own personality, spirit and character.

In her newly released ebook, 7 Simple Steps to Beat Emotional Baggage, Anita shares actionable techniques that will walk women through letting go of the past and rising above the glass ceiling to reach higher levels of success and satisfaction in life.

From nine-to-five, Anita is a Senior Acquisition Support Specialist, possessing over nineteen years of performing and administering program management and cradle-to-grave commercial and federal contracting activities for acquisitions ranging from $500,000 to over $2 Billion. She has progressively worked her way up the federal acquisition lifecycle and commercial supply chain through various positions from pre-award and requirements definition to commodities buying to contract close-out. In her career, she has mastered the art of transitioning to level-up.

Anita is a graduate of Limestone College, Virginia State University, and Strayer University with a B.S. in Mathematics, an M.Ed. in Guidance & Counseling, and an M.B.A. in Contracts & Acquisitions. You can find Anita online at ThatAnitaLive.com, Twitter, Periscope, Instagram and Facebook. Her handle is That Anita Live on all four social media platforms.
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