Hi! I'm Bre! I am 28 years old and am from Utah. I am the second of five kids. I have three sisters and a brother. I studied dental hygiene and then switched to entrepreneurship and business. In 2014 I quit a nice job to start my own business, Acro English. If you know me you know I love America and Her flag, running around Utah's mountains, my family, my semi-annual dental visits, Phil Dunphy, sneaky snapchats, chips and salsa(s), and spending time with my one and only, Netflix.
On September 23, 2015 thanks to my little sister Kayli and our Angel Officer, Ben Hone from SLCPD, I survived an attempted murder.
After I knew my attacker was dead, my sister was safe and okay, and that I was going to live I thought my fight was over. Depression, anxiety, low self worth, fear was just as hard, if not harder, than physically fighting my attacker. Which made me realize my fight was far from over, it was really just beginning.
The 6 minutes we fought our attacker were crucial to our survival. Police told us a mere 20% of girls fight back. Which means 80% of girls are being raped and/or murdered. Every single minute since the 6 minutes of physically fighting a man who was trying to kill me has been just as crucial to my continued survival.
I looked for help, but wasn't sure where to go. I felt ashamed and embarrassed to talk to anyone, especially a therapist, about my debilitating fear, depression, anxiety and everything else I was fighting. It seemed like the world kept going while I was stuck all because of someone else's stupid choices. I started Fight Like Girls to help raise awareness that self defense is just as mental, emotional, and spiritual as it is physical.
Whether it's poor body image, domestic abuse, violent assault, rape, pornography, eating disorders, drug addiction, depression, anxiety, divorce, loss of a loved one, an illness, infertility, bullying, or whatever else our mission is to empower all to choose to keep fighting, to stop victim blaming, to self love, to help others, to have hope, and to heal.