Sexual Abuse Expert Elaine Williams Offers Tips to Prevent Rape on Campus

Sexual Abuse Expert Elaine Williams Offers Tips to Prevent Rape on Campus

BLOOMFIELD, N.J., /PRNewswire/ — As college students head back to school, they might put themselves in danger of being sexually assaulted by people they know, like and trust, said Elaine Williams, a popular speaker on the college circuit who helps protect women from sexual assaults and on-campus rape. Elaine Williams “There’s an epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. As freshmen get more comfortable with their college life and routines, they are distracted by so many new stresses and don’t pay attention to safety practices,” said Williams, a sexual abuse survivor whose inspiring and soul-baring story of food, drug, and alcohol addiction is as educational as it is entertaining. She warns that rapists don’t look like monsters. “Predators can look and seem like nice, sweet guys. Many are very charismatic and great actors. They target freshmen, and transfer students who are new, shy, and nervous,” said Williams, author of “Stop the Madness.”“But women need to think about how to protect themselves because the rapists don’t act the way women think they would.” “Predators are sick in the head. They do not think that using alcohol as a weapon is wrong. They are psychopaths who think that because they aren’t hiding in the bushes and using a gun or a knife to rape they are just hooking up,” said Williams, who uses her training as a Certified Ford Institute life coach to fully engage and interact with her audiences. EDITOR’S NOTE: To interview Elaine on college newspapers, radio stations or TV stations, contact Elaine Williams Email or call 646-526-3522 Williams warns women to keep their guard up. Here are five tips she suggests...
Assault and Sexual Abuse – How to Know a Predator

Assault and Sexual Abuse – How to Know a Predator

America is riveted by new revelations about Bill Cosby. Most predators don’t look like predators, says Elaine Williams, a NJ assault expert and sexual abuse survivor. She’ll help your audience figure out how to know a predator and who they can trust and who they cannot. In her columns in the Huffington Post and in her speeches at college campuses and high schools across the country, the New Jersey resident uses her comedic talents to engage audiences, and discover that the way to your heart is NOT through your stomach; and that happiness is not found in a bottle. With humor, she addresses why so many students struggle and offers solutions for breaking bad habits now before it’s too late. She will educate and entertain your readers/listeners/viewers with humorous anecdotes and biting zingers that inform and amuse as she addresses these important issues: Rape culture – You put in teen-age brains, on top of social pressure, on top of binge drinking and you’ve created a volatile combination. Consent – With the explosion of social media, there is added pressure to be cool and look like your life is fun, fun, fun at all times. This environment can create easy, accessible “prey” for predators who also happen to be students. Porn myth – Women are being treated violently and they are made to appear to enjoy it. That’s not true in 98 percent of women I’ve interviewed. How to reduce incidences of abuse – Create safer environments for social, drinking events. Designate a sober “referee” at the parties since lines can get blurred whenever alcohol is involved. To interview Elaine call...
Motivational College Speaker Elaine Williams Reflects on Food, Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Motivational College Speaker Elaine Williams Reflects on Food, Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Augustana University - Nationally known comedian and motivational college speaker Elaine Williams shared her inspiring and soul-baring story of food, drug and alcohol addiction in “Binge No More” at Morrison Commons / Augustana University. The event, sponsored by Augustana’s Union Board of Governors (UBG) and the Augustana Women’s Association (AWA), is free and open to the public. Widely considered the every-day “girl next door,” motivational college speaker Williams had it all – the brains, the charm, and talent to be drill team captain, a national honor society member, on the dean’s list and involved in her choir and community. What she hid was she was also victim of emotional and sexual assault which led her to abuse her body with food and substances becoming bulimic and putting her life at risk. She made the decision to embark on a journey to a healthy life. Today, as a certified Life Coach, she uses her comedic talent to engage audiences in discovering that the way to your heart is not through your stomach, and happiness is not found in a bottle. Williams has appeared on Saturday Night Live, HBO, ABC, NBC, FOX, and been featured in The New York Times and has shared her story on The Oprah Winfrey Show. In a workshop titled “Emotional Eating,” she shares her eating disorder journey and how she was able to stop abusing herself with food, dieting and laxatives. She addresses why so many students struggle with stress eating and offers tools and solutions for breaking the habit now before it’s too late. Williams’ “Party Fouls” workshop shares her “highly functioning addiction” story, peppered...
No is a complete sentence – and six other things I wish I had known…

No is a complete sentence – and six other things I wish I had known…

Elaine Williams, comedic motivational speaker, author, life coach, trainer, and comic, has had plenty of exposure to the business world. She has over 30 years of experience working with companies such as Hard Rock Café, Marriott, Miller, and Del Frisco’s Steakhouse (which is the highest grossing restaurant in the United States). Elaine’s comedic experience is equally as impressive: she has opened for Dane Cook, Darrel Hammond, Dwayne Kennedy, and twice voted comedic of the year, Spanky. She has also appeared on “America’s Got Talent,” the “Colbert Report,” “Saturday Night Live,” HBO’s “Lucky Louie”, “All My Children,” “One Life to Live,” and numerous commercials. More recently, she has been voted Up and Coming Comic at the New York Underground Comedy Festival. Elaine also possesses the ability to use her comedic talent to teach others, both in the business and collegiate world. While she is often invited to talk to and train staff about the finer points of customer service, she is also asked to speak at colleges and universities about the struggles of stress eating and binge drinking. Through humor and her own life experiences, she engages younger audiences and helps them understand how to break bad habits and deal with stress through using certain tools and solutions. 7 Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Went Into Business (and Life) Let me begin by saying that I am truly grateful for my life, my health, my support network, and for the work I am doing in the world. My life has taken some interesting twists and turn, and although there have been some PAINFUL lessons along the way,...