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Episode 212: Domestic Violence: Interview Brielle Cotterman and Melissa Haenchen
Episode 2129th February 2022 • Love Your Story • Lori Lee
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Episode 212: Domestic Violence: Interview Brielle Cotterman and Melissa Haenchen

 Brielle Cotterman is a TEDx Speaker, Publicity Expert, and Celebrity-Maker. She is a survivor of attempted murder and domestic violence and an advocate for a world where intimate partner abuse is not tolerated and survivors are met with empathy. She is a graduate of Indiana University, a World’s Grand Champion Equestrian, and she has been married for just over a year to the love of her life and owns & operates a show horse breeding farm, where she lives with her husband, three children and many, many animals!

She has spent the better part of the last decade helping clients to craft and scale Dream careers to 7 figures and beyond by leveraging their personal stories and passions in order to create speaking tours, author award-winning books, procure media placements, and inspire the millions of people that need to hear their story.

Tune in to the audio program to hear Brielle's story about having a gun held to her head, and how she has overcome the abuse.

Melissa Haenchen, Prevention Coordinator at the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition, hails from Eastern Kansas and earned her degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies from the University of Kansas. She began her career as a domestic violence advocate, and has also held roles coordinating outreach and events for an organization serving adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and supporting parents to strengthen protective factors to prevent childhood sexual abuse, child abuse and neglect.

1-3 women undergo abuse. If you need help - please use the following tools:

To contact Brielle Cotterman:

To contact Melissa Haenchen:

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition:

Office: 801-521-5544

Help Resources:

24-hour LinkLine - 1-800-897-LINK (Available 24/7 in Utah)

For other locations in the USA:


Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault -

Utah's 24 hr. Sexual Violence crisis line: 1-888-421-1100

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