Angela Giles Klocke
(Soft G, Long I = Giles / Clock + E = Klocke)
Contact: angelagilesklocke AT gmail dot com
Based in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area.
Experience listed HERE.
First and foremost, I am a storyteller. I tell my stories through writing, pictures, and speaking. In this space, I write about life and my perspective, share photography (business and personal), and seek the light.
I work as a freelance writer and speaker, and I speak to schools and groups about domestic violence, teen dating, healthy relationships, survival, thriving, and more. I am a TEDxColoradoSprings speaker, as well. I am available to speak at your event.
I also served as the Client Advocacy Director at CHOICES Pregnancy Center in Woodland Park, CO for 2.5 years (and volunteered since 2009).
I have been featured/interviewed on the topics of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or abuse at the following –
I am married to my best friend, and we have three grown children, three bonus children, three amazing grandchildren, and a very rich extended family of friends.
I am gravity-challenged and know how to take a fall. Likewise, I have learned how to fall down in life and when chasing my dreams. I’ve learned how to keep getting up. I have found no better option than to stand up again and again no matter how many times life knocks you on your butt.
My past includes: physical, emotional, and mental abuse; sexual abuse and assault; several near-death experiences; domestic abuse; teen pregnancy and marriage; and a tragic end to my first marriage. I am sharing bits of my story here, to shine a light on abuse but also to share my story of healing and reclaiming MY beautiful self.
I am a chaser of dreams, of light, of ideas. I love taking pictures and writing for the sake of writing. My favorite things to do include reading, traveling, discovering places I’ve never been, daydreaming, and making up funny things to share with people. I like to entertain, and I am never bored.
I’d love to speak to your group, school, or organization, or answer any questions you might have. Please feel free to contact me!