Sunny Love grew up on a remote Tennessee Farm. From a young age Sunny experienced physical, emotional and sexual abuse beginning at the age of six she was molested by two of her step brothers and eventually her step father. Throughout Sunny’s life she lost a lot of her self-worth but never her desire to keep going. After her mother’s death Sunny moved in with her stepmother and father and the emotional and physical abuse continued. And because of a long stretch of abusive relationships and life circumstances Sunny after being accused of prostitution by an undercover police officer Sunny turns her life around.
Today Sunny is a tireless advocate, fighting for the lives and self-empowerment of many who have gone through the same or similar circumstances. With over 5,000 hours of volunteer work, earning the President’s 2010 Lifetime Volunteer Achievement award, over 2,000 hours of training and workshops has solidified her talents and expertise in the field of domestic violence and re-entry.
Awards & Memberships
- 2019 Youth Coordinating Board and Hawthorne Huddle Prestigious Award
- 2010 Presidential volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2010 Spirit of Peace Award
- Honoree for the Women Unite to Win 2012 4th Annual Women’s Appreciation Banquet
- 2010 Governor’s Faith Based and Community Service Initiative award
- 2008 Jonathan Farmer IIuq Best Practices & Service Award