Lyvonne Proverbs, a New York native, is a body and sex positive pastor, speaker, writer, and creative social entrepreneur. She is the founder of beautiful scars (@WereSurthrivors), a boutique storytelling agency focused on trauma, healing, and resiliency. beautiful scars, the online platform, is for Black Christian women who are also survivors of childhood sexual abuse and/or male sexual violence. The platform is a tool for community members to integrate their sexual violation into their healing journeys through the lens of their faith. By harnessing the power of narrative, she is aiding survivors (and communities, at large) to shift from silence to storytelling in order to eradicate gender-based violence.
An Emmy-award-winning media producer, Lyvonne graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Honors, Yale Divinity School with a Master of Divinity, and Columbia Theological Seminary with a Master of Theology, where she completed her thesis about preaching, poetry, and sexual trauma.
Lyvonne is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and the inaugural cohort of the DO GOOD X Startup Accelerator. She currently resides in Oakland, CA and can be found on Facebook and LinkedIn, as well as Twitter, and Instagram (@LyvonneP).