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Listen to a June 25, 2024 interview with Whitley on 103.3 Asheville FM's Open Air.

Listen to a Solutions for the Underaffiliated podcast featuring an interview with Whitley, Domestic Violence: One Woman’s Familiar Story with the Justice System (4/13/2023).

"We talked to a victim of domestic abuse about how her experience with the justice system led her to healing and help for others. We need to change the system, not continue to blame victims and leave them to heal themselves alone." - Eric J. Carrig

Listen to Ep. 30 — Transforming Pain Into Purpose: Whitley English's Journey & Advocacy on Suzette Bravo's Bravo Unscripted podcast.

"In this episode of Bravo Unscripted, I am honored to share a story that can shake one from within while providing the courage to deal with adversity. My guest today is Whitley English, a survivor of intimate partner violence and the founder of WNC GEMS (Girls and Guys Exercising Mindful Solutions), an organization offering support to those affected by domestic violence."

"Whitley shares her harrowing experience of assault in 2019 by a former partner, the systemic failures she faced during her quest for justice, and how these experiences led her to create GEMS. Whitley's story highlights the challenges within the legal system, her personal healing journey through energy work and somatic healing, and her mission to empower her community through education and advocacy."

"Whitley aspires to be a voice for those who haven't found theirs, emphasizing the importance of self-advocacy and the power of education. The episode also discusses Whitley's partnerships with other organizations and her future goals, including becoming an elected official to address outdated policies." - Suzette Bravo


Watch Whitley's presentation to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners on June 18, 2024.

Regular Meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners

Watch the following 2-part interview, Domestic Violence Up Close: Whitley's Story, with The Asheville View's Kahlani Jackson where Whitley recounts her experience and reflects on how it's changed her.

Domestic Violence Up Close: Whitley's Story: Part 1

Domestic Violence Up Close: Whitley's Story: Part 2