The idea for Shirley Speaks came from a life altering event that founder Dani Jo had when her mom had suffered a severely debilitating attack from her abuser of 40 years. This attack ultimately ended Shirley’s life eight weeks later from some of the physical injuries. While Dani Jo had hoped her mom would find her strength in this lifetime to leave her abuser, she never did but through Shirley Speaks she will be a voice for victims all over the world.