In this episode, Matthew talks to Shaley about her personal experience of domestic violence. Shaley was born in Queens, New York and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Currently seeking her degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology, Shaley is also working on building her own business for clothing. Shaley is a talented artist, and fashion designer for her brand OPAL APPAREL that promotes diversity, inclusivity and power.
Shaley was once very athletic, participated in the annual Spartan Races and ran marathons for good causes. On the night of March 19, 2020 her world turned for the worse surviving an attack from her ex-girlfriend that left her fighting for her life. She shared a portion of her story with Discovery+ on Fight or Flight which aired June 2022. She is currently writing a book about her traumatic survival.
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