Domestic violence currently impacts one in three women in her lifetime and can happen to anyone regardless of age, race, or socioeconomic status. Lee agreed to compete on the acclaimed CBS prime-time television show “Survivor: Cook Islands”.The show’s premise was a competition to test the survival skills of 20 people for 39 days on an uninhabited island. Lee believed that the strength needed to successfully compete had strong parallels with what domestic violence victims need to survive: individual inner strength combined with the ability to adapt to new obstacles.
Additionally, she has worked as a kickboxing instructor for over six years and has focused on helping battered women regain their confidence and self-esteem through her classes. Lee brings her expertise of domestic violence not only to her role as Executive Director of Becky’s Fund, but also to the individuals and families with whom she works personally. Lee first became aware of the tragedies of domestic violence during a college lecture delivered by a criminal attorney who specialized in acquitting battered women who were imprisoned for killing their abusers in self defense. Lee was so significant that she has dedicated her career to addressing the social, cultural and legal barriers that entrap domestic violence victims.We are the catalyst for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence.We do this by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.There is a strong correlation between domestic violence/sexual assault and alcohol/other drug use – and correlation does not equal cause/effect nor does it define personal responsibility.Intoxication does not excuse a perpetrator nor justify a person being assaulted or abused.