News and Press Releases: Inspirational Motivational Speaker Dr. Trevicia Williams

 

Good Housekeeping: I Was Forced Into Marriage at Age 14.  Thousands of American girls are married against their own will every year. Child bride survivor Trevicia Williams helped change the law in her state — and others are working to do the same.

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Dallas Morning News: An unwilling bride at 14, this Dallas woman helped outlaw child marriages in Texas “You could hardly call Williams “lucky,” but she’s remarkable in many respects. After three miserable years, she freed herself from the marriage she never wanted, took her baby daughter and never looked back.”

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The Houston Chronicle: Former Texas child bride changes marriage laws in state thanks to testimony   Trevicia Williams was Texas child bride at the age of 14 in 1983 and through her testimony, among others, state lawmakers have officially made it illegal to marry under the age of 18. Winning against the odds of domestic violence, child abuse, teen pregnancy, interrupted education, teen motherhood, early marriage….

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Texas Has The Second-Highest Rate Of Youth Marriage In The U.S.   As of 2014, approximately 57,800 youth ages 15 to 17 were married in the U.S., according to the Pew Research Center. Forced marriages for minors are more common in the southern United States than the rest of the country. Pew data shows Texas’ marriage rate for 15- to 17-year-olds is second only to West Virginia.

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Former child bride lobbies for bill to save others from her nightmare. Trevicia Williams was 14 years old when her mother forced her to marry a man 12 years her senior. … She said she never received an answer from her mother on why she was forced into the marriage.

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Research Shows Pattern to Mother Daughter Battles:  Human Behavior Expert Debuts New Book to Help Mothers Choose and Win Quarrels

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