Diana is an inspirational speaker, a member of RAINN's Speakers Bureau, the Chairman of the Victim Service Center of Central Florida's Speakers Bureau and the author of Intended Harm. She dedicates her time mentoring and guiding women as well as helping professionals who work closely with victims of sexual assault to better understand the victims perspective.
DIANA OAKLEY'S STORY
Intended Harm is her personal story about how she was kidnapped by a stranger when she was seventeen years old. It is her account of what happened to her, how she dealt with it and how it has changed her throughout the years. Intended Harm is uniquely told through the perspective of two victims, the person attacked and the abused former wife of her attacker. Intended Harm teaches that God is with you even at the worst times in your life and shares her understanding of why He lets you go through them in the first place. More importantly, it's about how God taught Diana to forgive.
Diana hopes to reach out to other people who have been hurt by sexual assault or by any tragedy that they are having a hard time dealing with and help them by sharing her story.
"I want them to know how important it is to not let the things and the people who have hurt them, stop them from becoming the person that God intends them to be. God showed me how to take the pain that my abductor caused me and turn it into a powerful message of hope, healing and forgiveness. He can heal you too if you let Him." - Diana
If you have a question that you would like to ask Diana or if you just want to share your own story with her, you can email her at IntendedHarm@yahoo.com. Sharing your story is a powerful thing and the first step towards healing.
"There is power in your voice."
"Only God can turn a mess into a message and a victim into a victory."