Tonight's special guest is Charmaine "Tigria" Carter from Richmond, Virginia. She says her childhood was a tragedy. "I was raped by my babysitter when I was 6, molested by my uncle, gang raped by my cousins and brother, and physically abused by multiple family members all before I turned 18. All those things lead to low self-esteem issues, suicide attempts, self-sabotage, drug addiction and prostitution." Charmaine Carter, CEO, Carter Entertainment, LLC, an organization committed to promoting awareness of the effects of emotional, physical and sexual abuse by educating communities primarily through various media formats. (See www.mycarterentertainment.com). She's the author of two published books, one called “Black Family Lies” and the other “Ashley Terrace Murder”. In June 2009, Ms. Carter hosted an internet radio talk show and a cable TV talk show called “Survivors of the Lion’s Den,” designed to serve survivors of abuse. The “Survivors of the Lion’s Den” TV show was on air for 3 seasons. She created a 60 minute, performance monologue in 2011 titled “Black Family Lies Performance Monologue of Abuse & Redemption,” which is based on her book “Black Family Lies,” an autobiographical account of her abusive past. She also wrote a screenplay based on the same book. She was former Editor/Chief and owner of a local Newsletter called Richmond Addiction News (RAN) that had a readership of approximately 2,400. In April 2012 awarded “Vagina Warrior” trophy for her work in the Domestic Violence field. In 2017, she was the Screenwriter and Executive Producer for two short films entitled: A Moment in Space and the Sitter who loved me.