Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Beverly’s story

Beverly Boykin Robinson

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Beverly’s story
October 24
05:02 2019

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Beverly Boykin Robinson is speaking out courageously against the atrocities and debilitating nature of assault. 

Robinson, born in Winston-Salem, attended Oakwood University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Huntsville, Ala., and received her MBA from LeTourneau University in Houston, Texas.  She is an assistant vice president at Wells Fargo, a team lead for Diversity and Inclusion, a board member of Piedmont Opera, and volunteers with Forsyth County Family Services. She works diligently and with passion to help eradicate the viciousness of domestic violence in all forms.

 Beverly is a powerful advocate and sought-out speaker for women’s conferences, conventions, family ministries, civic and community occasions. She travels nationally as well as internationally, initiating dialogue in churches, rape crisis centers, universities and communities on the issues of sexual assault, molestation, and family violence.

Robinson openly shares her personal experience as a survivor of domestic violence and sexual molestation at the hands of her stepfather. Her best-selling autobiography, “My Name Is Alvonia,” details her journey from the first sexual assault at the hands of her stepfather, beginning at age four and through the age of 17. She shares openly about the vitriol she received from family members for exposing the perpetrator. Robinson’s autobiography has been placed in several libraries nationally and is being included in college syllabi and curricula. As a result of her story, many have found their voices and are also coming forward to share their stories of surviving physical and sexual violence. “My Name Is Alvonia” can be purchased on Amazon or locally by calling 336-407-4223.

Beverly’s most recent and ongoing project involves establishing safe houses for wives of pastors who are victims of domestic violence.

Beverly and her husband of 38 years, Ted Robinson, conduct marriage, family and intimacy workshops, and they are the parents of Dr. Carmen T. Robinson, a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, and Christopher Robinson, former United States Navy medical corpsman.

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