Episode 190: One Mom’s Battle – Tina Swithin

This week’s episode of The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast features the amazing Tina Swithin, founder of One Mom’s Battle. In this episode, Tina shares her inspiring life story and talks about growing up in the family court system; how as an adult she suffered trauma and abuse from her narcissistic ex-husband and how she ended up back in the family court system with her own family; how One Mom’s Battle came to be and how it’s evolved to become a hub for parents and children who are caught up in the family court system worldwide. 

One Mom’s Battle started out as a blog that Tina started to share her own experiences as she navigated through her own divorce and the family court system. Tina acted as her own attorney in the high-conflict custody battle that turned her family’s life upside down (which lasted for over a decade) and she quickly learned that divorcing a narcissist or another high-conflict individual escalates family law cases to levels that few can comprehend – and she realized by sharing her own experiences and resources, that she could help others. 

Tina’s plight grew from just one mom (herself) to a village of tens of thousands who all share the same story – through One Mom’s Battle. There were different variations and nuances, but the common denominator is toxic, high conflict individuals and post-separation abuse. Tina has chosen to assume the title of survivor versus victim and has become an advocate for change in the Family Court System after seeing the flaws first-hand. Tina believes that the courts have lost sight of their primary focus, which should be the best interest of the child and instead, are too focused on parental rights. Tina believes that children are suffering unnecessarily due to the lack of education on the front lines—and behind the judicial bench.  

One Mom’s Battle is the intersection of narcissistic abuse and child custody issues; with a mission to raise awareness and educate family court professionals on post separation abuse as it relates to co-parenting and the family court system (divorce, paternity and child custody battles). Education on high-conflict individuals and post separation abuse allows family court professionals (Judges, Commissioners, Magistrates, CPS workers, Guardian ad Litems (GAL), Parenting Coordinators (PC), Custody Evaluators, therapists and attorneys) to recognize the abusive dynamics that play out in the family court system so they can make decisions that are in the best interest of children.

In 2020, Tina Swithin founded, “Family Court Awareness Month.” Tina is the author of Divorcing a Narcissist (series) and founder of the High Conflict Divorce Coach Certification Program. Tina Swithin has been awarded honors such as the “Top 20 Professionals Under 40” and the “Top 40 Professionals Under 40” in several regional California newspapers. Tina resides in San Luis Obispo, California with her husband and her two daughters.

You do not want to miss this powerful and inspiring episode! 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Tina’s inspiring life story;
  • Her experience growing up in the family court system and then going through it again as an adult with her own family;
  • How she met her now ex-husband, the red flags (narcissism) she ignored, and how she overcame the trauma and abuse;
  • How One Mom’s Battle started and how it’s grown and evolved to become a network of 10’s of thousands, and a resource and support community;
  • And so much more.

The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, YouTube, and everywhere you listen to podcasts. 

For more information on Tina and/or One Mom’s Battle, please visit the One Mon’s Battle website.

Follow One Mom’s Battle on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

For more information about National Safe Parents and/or to join in their advocacy efforts, please visit the National Safe Parents website.

If you are in an unsafe situation or need support, please use these resources:

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233 (Hours: 24/7. Languages: English, Spanish and 200+ through interpretation service)
  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call or text 988 (Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish.)

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Episode 216: St. Francis Ministries and St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf in Uganda – Rannah

This week on The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast we welcome our friend Rannah to the show, founder of St. Francis Ministries + the St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf in Uganda. You may be familiar with Rannah and her work because we’ve covered her through the years, but this is a powerful, inspiring, and in-depth look into how Rannah decided to go to Uganda and how St. Francis Ministries and the St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf in Uganda came to be. 

The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, YouTube, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.

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