"I want to thank LA Film Awards for this special award, it has really touched my heart! The premeditated murder attempt committed by a loved one in 2012 was beyond horrific, there are actually no words to describe that evil attack. Then to have suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a consequence was an absolute living nightmare. On top of that, my mother didn't believe me, and I have been subsequently ostracized by my entire immediate family, which was yet another trauma that pushed me past my limit and to the brink of suicide. I dedicate this award to every survivor whose families didn't believe them, for that is another form of violence in its own right and how victims have been silenced for millennia. I promise to continue to stand up and speak out... not just for myself, but for all of us. I am all about turning tragic into magic, and my message is very simple - I will never be silenced!"