Digene Farrar-author, speaker, nurse, actor and model-is an advocate for the prevention of sexual abuse and an active supporter of survivors. Read her memoir, invite her to speak to your organization and join the fight against abuse.
Through Digene's stirring memoir and inspirational speaking engagements, you'll learn about her personal journey from hate, shame and fear to acceptance, healing and self-love. Digene draws from her own experience to empower survivors and inspire others to fulfill the life of their dreams.
Digene Farrar lives in Seattle where she works in nursing, modeling, acting, advocacy and motivational speaking. Her credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Masters in Business Administration, and certification as a Training Specialist.
As a registered nurse, Digene has worked in various departments including cardiovascular intensive care, eating disorders, and community health. A gifted speaker, Digene presents lectures to medical colleagues, and also engages general audiences on topics such as health maintenance, sex abuse prevention, survivor advocacy, and transformation from trauma.
Digene Farrar has mentored young women through the Big Sisters and Girls First (YWCA). She volunteers for Oregon Abuse Advocates and Survivors in Service (OAASIS), Seattle Against Slavery and Stolen Youth. Digene was recently seen on stage, in the OAASIS production of "Telling: Adult Survivors of Child Sex Abuse Step into the Light." Her award winning memoir "Not My Secret to Keep," was published in 2015.
"YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CONTROL ALL OF THE EVENTS THAT HAPPEN TO YOU, BUT YOU CAN DECIDE NOT TO BE REDUCED BY THEM."