Featured Speaker at the National March to End Rape Culture
Maria Leonard Olsen is a rape, sexual abuse and assault survivor/thriver, mother of two, attorney, author, women writing/empowerment retreat leader, and cohost of the “Inside Out” radio show on WPFW, FM 89.3, in Washington, D.C. She served as a political appointee in the Clinton Justice Department and on the Boards of Children’s National Medical Center BOV, the Catholic Coalition for Special Education, the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Washington, and the GirlsUp Advisory Board. Her upcoming book, 50 After 50—Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life (Rowman & Littlefield, June 2018) chronicles her journey to authenticity and how she overcame the trauma of her past by igniting the fifth decade of her live with physical challenges, adventure travel, lifestyle changes and spiritual practices. Maria is a recovery mentor and sponsor, and counsels women recovering from addiction and trauma. See www. MariaLeonardOlsen.com for additional information.