Instead of hiding from my past, I chose to live and fight for a life worth living. I've been so blessed, with so many friends, family and service professionals helping me without a second thought. It's my turn to give back and help women in need.
Jajuan Archer is a woman who knows her own worth and was willing to fight for it. A small business owner and a mom who is devoted to her family, she had the fight of her life a little over five years ago when a relationship went bad. Accosted at gunpoint by her ex boy-friend for the second time she had to make a life-saving decision.
Today Jajuan serves as a domestic violence speaker who wants to speak up to protect others. One in every four women is affected by domestic violence. She wants the victims to learn to become victors and protect themselves and their families. She believes that God protected her for a reason, and to that end Mrs. Archer has started a non-profit called W.O.W.- Women’s Own Worth. She wants to “Pay Forward” what God has given her--the strength to survive an awful ordeal and grow from it.
More than just a support group, W.O.W will offer individualized services for the victims of domestic violence. From emotional support, to financial support, therapy, and family programs, W.O.W is committed to making a difference in the lives of women whose lives who have been changed by the effects of domestic violence.
Instead of going into hiding from her ordeal, Jajuan started active therapy and, as a domestic violence speaker, has been quite vocal in telling her story, as graphic as it may be, in the effort to possibly prevent such a tragic out come in another’s life. She has spoken at the Arkansas State Capital for the Coalition Against Domestic Violence and is speaking to raise awareness of the effects of domestic violence and this growing epidemic for shelters and employee prevention programs across the state.
Mrs. Archer has been blessed with the outpouring support of so many people in her life to help her overcome the effects of domestic violence. This doesn’t happen with all victims so W.O.W. can step in to make the difference. W.O.W. is in its infancy but growing daily with a board of strong women behind it. Their mission is to empower Women to know their Own Worth.