Healing Movie

Shelia Samone Brown
Shelia Samone Brown ('10 Ed.D.) (Photo by GBADEBO)

Shelia Samone Brown's ('10 Ed.D.) novel has been adapted into a movie.

She drew upon her experiences as a domestic violence survivor to write Beneath the Scar: Rise to Healing, about an abused Mississippi debutante. The movie, for which Brown served as executive producer, premiered in March at the Irving Arts Center. Brown has served as an adjunct professor at UNT and is principal of the Rosie M. Collins Sorrells School of Education and Social Services at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center in Dallas ISD. She hopes the movie educates others and brings solutions.

"All acts of giving back do not have to be vast in size, only purposeful," she says. "One by one, we can empower others and change the world."

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