MIAMI (CBS4) – A South Florida non-profit organization is sponsoring women from local shelters for a day of empowerment.

Empowering Women, Empowering Voices is hosting a conference this weekend targeting a growing demographic of women who have been battered and economically challenged to teach them the importance of practical and realistic ways of improving their lives and discovering their voice.

The key note speaker is Miss Kay Mullins of Columbus, Ohio. Her estranged husband tried to kill her while she slept on the couch, with their children sleeping only a few feet away.

“He stepped over the children poured lighter fluid on top of me set me on fire and stepped back over them crept out and no one saw him. My son pushed me outside and rolled me around the ground. I remember hearing her screaming mommy is on fire.”

Mullins was in a coma for 26 days, in the hospital for three months, had 31 surgeries and discovered that she was meant to spread her message of survival and hope.

Mullins’ now ex-husband Derrick Mason is now behind bars serving an 18 year sentence. She says she has forgiven him.

“I actually like myself better now then I did before. I want to get out the message to women and men that any type of tragedy that happens in their lives that you can move past it.

Mullis will share her story at the Empowering Women, Empowering Voices conference that will be held on May 14, 2011 at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center at 1170 Monroe Street in Hollywood from 8:30-6:30.
Tickets are $25.

Comments (4)
  1. Kimberlyn Thompson says:

    Some people are just SICK IN THE MIND, which reflects in their behavior. We need to investigate who we’re intending to get involved with..know their mental health status, family history of any violence, ask the hard questions, watch his/her reaction to pressure etc.

    1. Tanya says:

      I am very happy Ms. Mullis is showing her family a stronger woman and is able to share her story of survival. However, with the event’s price tag of $25 in this economy, her message will be missed by many women who need to hear her message.

  2. Evans says:

    I am touched to see such courage to speak the Word of God and how that God is using Ms. Mullis to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. May God extend your territory Mullis, you are destined for greatness.

  3. Glenda says:

    Miss’ strength, courage and determination was QUITE inspiring. many more women need to see/hear her story. as she said at the conference, her story is not over. more women need to see that adversity does NOT need to be the ending of their story. adversity is just an exercise to make you stronger in the end.

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