My name is Sarah-Marie. I’m a mom of 3 children and remarried with 4 wonderful step-children. I’ve been a nurse for 15 years, a martial artist for five years, and a self-defense instructor for two years.
I’m also an intimate partner abuse and cancer survivor. It’s these life experiences and knowledge that inspired me to create M.A.P.S Project Defense.
I wanted to bring together compassion, empathy, and safety in a whole new way. Using trauma-informed practices, real-world self-defense techniques, the latest information in safety practices, intimate partner abuse and violence research, mindfulness, and empowerment.
M.A.P.S Project Defense helps victims and survivors feel empowered to lead the team they need to find the freedom of living a life without abuse.