Violet Newborn overcame one of the most horrific events the first 17 years of her life: child prostitution & incest by the hands of her mother & grandfather while under the supervision of the state of Tn., and Calif., foster care systems until becoming a ward of the state. Violet is a survivor of incest, neglect, and trauma-fueled addictions. As an Inner-Child Healing Coach—Violet uses her story of adversity, resilience, and triumph to empower and inspire audiences to take brave action internally to dance, play & speak your truths. Offering cathartic painting & recreational play workshops.
“ I am not a licensed therapist, doctor, or counselor. I am just a survivor of chronic sexual abuse, incest, and addictions that came a long the way without the help, rescue or resources. Using my journey to find my voice as hope for others to do the same but by skipping being retraumatized &/or incarcerated through getting the intervention, tools, support and resources available today.”-Violet(Age 41)
Upon the completion of our 6 wks. dance class at Los Angeles City College, we had a recital in front of the whole campus. I was convinced I wouldn't follow through. But my partners' kindness, gentleness and respect held me accountable to do the same in return. 2015
Los Angeles City College and the English/ESL Dept. present the 18th Annual Writing Contest First prize in short story.2016
Recipient of $53,000 full scholarship for 4 years at Memphis College of Art in Memphis, Tn. 2016
The percentage of foster youth attending college is 2 - 5%. The GSP exists to support the needs of foster youth in higher education to help change the outcomes of foster youth for the better and pave a path for future generations. 2016
This was an assignment in my Idea, Process & Criticism class, by far my most cathartic in my 5 years at Memphis College of Art. 2018
My first poetry experience at the Blow Hookah Lounge. I'm an amateur, nothing but absolute champions walk up on that stage on poetry night.2019
Commissioned to paint backdrop by Playhouse On The Square, For the play, "The Frog Prince" toured at elementary schools in the mid-south.2018
"Robin," the chicken's resilience doesn't let her give up on rescuing her egg. Voice played by Violet Newborn.2017
Created, dited & Illustrated by the brilliant Jabriel Woodall.
You can skip ahead 3:20 mins to avoid watching me set up the camera. But this is a cathartic experience of painting over the first drawing of my mother. It was too triggering to look at, at the time. So I decided to allow my inner child to talk and paint a painting for her to put on the refrigerator. An experience I missed growing up.(2015)
Another cathartic class assignment I chose to research memorial service for the children who passed away due to sexual abuse and chronic neglect. I really couldn't understand why I survived and was quite bitter about it for years. But to know I was here just to share the voices that couldn't. Made me very proud to have a story to tell and honored to share theirs.