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Thriving Beyond Trauma:
Empowering Individuals
through Self- Acceptance
and Transformation

TEDx Speaker
Inspirational Speaker


Alicia Smith is an inspirational speaker specializing in healing and overcoming trauma.

Sharing her personal journey of perseverance through adversity, turning tragedy into triumph.


Drawing from her harrowing experience as a survivor of gun violence, Alicia offers practical methods to confront stress, accept adversity, and overcome trauma.

The path to your new self is paved by the stepping stones of change. 

- Alicia Smith

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Alicia's life took a dramatic turn while she was studying dance on scholarship at The University of Arizona, caught in the crossfire of a gang-related shooting, where she was struck by an AK-47 bullet, leaving her with life-threatening injuries.


For years, she struggled physically, mentally, and emotionally, feeling devoid of hope.


However, at her lowest point, Alicia realized she had a choice: to let the trauma embitter her or empower her. She defied the odds, surviving against a less than 1% chance of survival, and emerged stronger, now dedicated to inspiring others with her story of resilience and transformation.


Today, based in Colorado with her family, she shares her journey as an author, TEDx speaker, and motivational speaker, using her experiences to offer insight and strategies for overcoming adversity and embracing healing.

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During my time working with Alicia, she was very respectful and mindful of all rules, regulations, and guidelines for our event. She was very receptive to all advice given to her and was able to adapt and adjust to any requests without hesitation. For those in the keynote speaking and training arena, if you are seeking a highly motivated, reliable and dependable speaker that is punctual, dedicated, and professional; I unequivocally recommend Alicia for your speaker needs as she will definitely leave an impact and long lasting impression on your audience.

-Rodney Smith 

Curator at TEDx Event 

Alicia captivated everyone in the room, evoking strong emotions. I received numerous glowing reviews after her speech. If you're unsure about booking Alicia, don't hesitate. Her story will profoundly impact your life!

-Mira Wissman

March for Our Lives (Maryland Chapter Coordinator) 



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