Founder of Partners in Possibility
Charlie Rogers is an attorney and the Founder of Partners in Possibility. In another lifetime, Charlie served as an NYPD Officer and later as an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University, St. John’s University, and Farmingdale State College. In all three career areas, Charlie had repeated encounters with domestic abuse victims and survivors. As a result, she committed herself to educating others about domestic abuse in order to break as many cycles of abuse as possible. Charlie has begun doing so, by speaking about domestic abuse at various businesses, universities, correctional facilities, and professional associations. Additionally, she has experience facilitating domestic violence workshops, including one where she trained over 100 medical residents at Southside Hospital. To continue raising awareness, in 2011, she co-created the public affairs radio talk show Tender Talk Tough Topics, a unique broadcast focused on bullying and various forms of abuse.
In addition to educating others about abuse, Charlie is also committed to working with individuals to help them learn how to share their lived experiences. More than a decade ago, Charlie walked into a Herstory workshop deathly afraid, but determined to write her own story of overcoming domestic abuse. Herstory was instrumental in Charlie’s healing and gaining the confidence to share her narrative publicly for the purpose of helping others heal. Hence, the experience proved that Herstory's method works in changing minds, hearts, and policies. More recently, Charlie completed the "Herstory Facilitator’s Training Workshop" and is eager to go out and work with participants in writing their stories. One of Charlie's Herstory workshop goals is to organize a group of police officers, judges, attorneys, and survivors of domestic abuse to write alongside one another. These four players often come into contact with each other in a traumatic manner, and the role that each plays in a domestic violence situation is often misunderstood. With her unique experience as a police officer, survivor, and officer of the court, Charlie has the ability to foster an environment where creativity and mutual understanding can thrive. She believes it is in the exchange of ideas where understanding is born, relationships are formed, and an empathetic lens is created.