About the Author
Mary Alice Beasley, a native of Miami, Florida, received her diploma from Northwestern High School; an undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology from Florida A & M University; and a graduate degree in Exceptional Student Education from Saint Thomas University. She served the students of Miami-Dade and Broward County schools for forty years as a Speech and Language Pathologist, ESE Support Facilitator, Reading Interventionist and Substitute Teacher. An astute entrepreneur, she became the proprietor of two businesses: Speak Easy Tutors, an academic tutoring facility and educational consulting referral agency; and Beasley's Insurance Group and Financial Services. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The National Council of Negro Women, Inc., and various women's organizations that uplift the lives of young people. She is the author of "Shattered Lens- A Tale of Domestic Violence and Redemption through Love" She conducts workshops on understanding the causes of abuse; how to recognize victims and perpetrators; and ways to prevent the proliferation of this cyclical social abnormality.