From Victim to Victorious!! Gail Tennyson Hicks was a victim of domestic violence for over 10 years. She went from being a victim to being a survivor, and from being a survivor to being a surTHRIVer! Her goal as an advocate is to cheer and champion other survivors through education, encouragement, and support. She is certified in Domestic Violence Training, and has completed over 100 hours of volunteer service with Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse. She has shared her story and presented on the topic of domestic violence numerous times to a wide variety of audiences. In her spare time, she loves to scrapbook, spend quality time with her husband, family, and friends, go to monster truck shows, and write about love and romance. One day she hopes to write a bestseller that catapults her to the top of the literary food chain, where she can quit her day job, call the shots, and live in a manner she would like to become accustomed to.