Trigger Warning: This episode contains discussion of sexual assault and domestic violence, including real stories.
In this episode, we talk with attorney Giugi Carminati about her experiences starting her own law firm which represents women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community. Her law firm focuses on litigating cases involving domestic violence and sexual assault in family law proceedings, protection orders, and civil litigation. Giugi discusses victim blaming, offers tips on how to support yourself or women in your life who may be or may have experience domestic violence or sexual assault. Giugi also talked about building her business and becoming a fierce advocate for women.
Defending Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Episode Highlights:
- Since the beginning of the #metoo movement, Giugi is seeing more women have the ability to say: “I was a victim of abuse and it was not my fault.”
- Giugi recommends counseling for her clients
- Support is extremely important for victims
- Giugi explains terms like trauma bonding and gas lighting
- Advice for fempreneurs: Stop caring what people think, what people say, what people might do. Find what it is that you want to do with honesty and purposefulness and just go f*cking do it!
About Giugi Carminati
Giugi Carminati, JD, LLM, JSD is a women’s advocate, a blogger, a public speaker, and entrepreneur, and intersectional feminist. She represents women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community in their personal and professional lives. Her law firm focuses on litigating cases involving domestic violence and sexual assault in family law proceedings, protection orders, and civil litigation. Giugi also speaks about sexual harassment, gender dynamics, and sexual assault. She is licensed in New York, Texas, DC, and Colorado. She speaks French, English, Italian and Spanish.
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