BilliJoy Carson

BilliJoy Carson

is creating content to inspire survivors, allies, and advocates

6

patrons

$108

per month

MISSION

My name is BilliJoy and I am a survivor of sexual violence. Don't stop reading! Massive victory ALWAYS—look at any superhero film or badass leader in history—has a dark theme it was birthed from in order to unleash the story of overcoming, rising up, and hauling others off the battlefield...out of darkness and into light.

I have risen from the ashes of my trauma and past and am here to fight for survivors—of sexual & domestic violence, sex trafficking, hate crimes, and child abuse.
“BilliJoy is an incredible speaker and advocate for survivors, and has made it her life’s mission to kick at the darkness in this world. She has partnered with survivors early in their healing, providing them with resources and support.

She has educated large corporations and communities about the issues survivors face so they can be equipped to help. She has donated her time, talent, and fundraising efforts to assist survivors at every point in their healing journey. She is a true blessing to this community!”

— La Frontera Empact-SPC’s Trauma Healing Services department
May I lend my voice to those who are still learning how to use theirs. For the survivors still fallen on the battlefield, trying to rise, I promise you: I see hope, and it's coming. For the allies weary and broken, you are not alone. Feel the beats of the army as we are marching to the front lines. We are coming.

“I am deeply grateful to know and work with BilliJoy. She is a truly gifted advocate and speaker who exemplifies the amazing strength of survivors. Her powerful words regularly resonate in my heart to inspire me on my toughest days in this work. “
     
— Tasha Menaker; Co-CEO, 
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

PASSION

The passion that beats in my veins and pours my life onto the pavement every day is to change the world by how I can  Kick at Darkness. The Badass Warriors who support me here on Patreon help me to stay on the front lines, to stay in the trenches, to stay where others' voices cannot go. To wield my voice as a weapon of change.

“BilliJoy has impacted me deeply with her story, response to life, and fierce commitment to kick at the darkness in our world.

She has made an impression upon me, like a stamp of goodness. She is someone you walk away changed for the better by knowing.

BilliJoy is a catalyst for light, freedom, and transformation. She will not go quietly into the night while others are living in nightmares. She is a champion, a protector, and a guardian angel for those who need it most.”
     
Shaleen Kendrick, 
Professional Friend

BEING A VOICE

Everything I do is a way to break into the minds and hearts of all the people across Arizona, our nation, and then the world.

Survivors of interpersonal violence and trauma are drowning in their own cost for healing—mortgaging their lives and souls to get therapy, healing, anything.

In Arizona, we have zero 24/7 rape crisis centers (we have M-F 8-5 locations with on-call and hotlines—and long, long wait lists); we have zero funding from the state for sexual assault; we have one of the highest sex trafficking rates in the nation; we are a state filled with survivors.

We need a voice. I am willing. I am here. I am speaking.

“It has been my joy to work with BilliJoy. She is brilliant and filled with a can-do attitude.

Whatever she puts her mind to, will happen and those who walk the path with her are better for it.“
     
— Victoria Steele, 
Arizona Senator

Need to be encouraged right now?

Listen to BilliJoy's speech when she received the 2019 Thrive Gala's Three Heart Award from ACESDV. May you feel the beat of hope.

WHY I NEED YOU

I have been trying to balance plowing the fields (using energy to work to bring in income) and also be on the battlefield to make changes here in Arizona. I do not have enough of me to do both. The experience and knowledge I bring from the side of being a survivor helps me to get into places others cannot—from hearts and minds willing to stop and listen, to businesses hearing why they need to support change here in AZ, to being heard by those who have the ability to make changes in the Senate and House. 

All of it requires my fullest energy—not my divided mind, soul, energy, and being. 
“BilliJoy has been instrumental in locating donations and other avenues of funding to ensure our nonprofit's mission of providing counseling support and advocacy to survivors is spread to the larger community.

With her support, guidance and tenacity our annual  Take Back the Night event would not be what it is today. Thank you BilliJoy!”
   
 — Edle Burk, MA LPC; Clinical Coordinator at an Arizona nonprofit

MY STORY


I am a survivor who has grown from deep wounds to climb mountains. I might still be covered in mud from the battlefield, but I am roaring and wielding my shield and sword to beat a rhythm of hope across the land so other survivors know they are not alone.

"BilliJoy is not only a survivor of darkness, but a conqueror of darkness—a true badass warrior that is changing the world one step at a time!"
     
Amber Cantorna; 
National Speaker/Author

The Battlefield

As a child, from four to fourteen, I was used in sex trafficking by men in my life who my family trusted. I was sold by leaders in my community, by my pastor. I grew up living at home with my family, not hidden in a kidnapper's cabin. My family was unaware I was being controlled and owned, used abused, and threatened by community members they trusted—some living next door.

As an adult, two strangers attacked, beat, and raped me in a bathroom, leaving me to die. I hid it from the world. Made up excuses for the bruises. I was ashamed. I "knew" it was my fault — just like everything as a child. And yet, I was wrong. 

The Rising Victory

My journey has been long and winding. Yet I have deep peace and also hope in the depths of healing I have been and am able to do. Individual (trauma-informed) therapy, support groups, speaking and sharing my story, starting and running a  nonprofit to help fellow survivors...

I am still climbing through the battlefield and over the gore, but I am wielding my voice so survivors can hear: YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

“BilliJoy's passion for survivors and their healing is unparalleled. Her drive to offer hope to the wounded is a piercing light in an often dark world.”
     
Brandi Powell; Founder, 
Village of the Valley

JOIN ME, JOIN US

Let us rise together. Let us beat the earth with power and may we be heard by all who need us. Allies, advocates, friends, families: listen and hear from the eyes of a survivor what is needed. Then, may we change the world. Together.

You are a badass warrior: survivor, advocate, ally. YOU.

READ MORE about what people are saying about this Warrior on BilliJoy.com.
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________

Welcome to Patreon where you get

to help change the world.

You're a viking in the world of healing. Know it.


Badass Survivors:
  • What you have overcome on your journey, others could only imagine
  • My friends, you are DOING it
  • You are not alone
  • You are seen
  • You are heard
  • You are surrounded by an army of support

Badass Allies & Advocates:
  • Your courage to stand alongside survivors is inspiring
  • Thank you for your work
  • Thank you for helping change this world
  • May I be able to empower you to continue to change the world
____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________


HOW PATREON WORKS

This brilliant platform allows you to support creatives, artists, and rogue world changers by allowing you to choose how much you want to support monthly!

In return, you get bonuses like:
  • Brilliant looks behind the scenes
  • Your choice of inspirational video talks
  • Real-life talking moments
  • Recognized on platforms as a supporter
  • Plus much more

And THE BEST? You get to know your supporting funds are paving the way for me to be on the front lines to change lives, challenge the framework that isn't working, and stir hearts to rise into a community—together.




YOUR SUPPORT


Because of your support I am able to:


All of these things are done as a volunteer through Kick at Darkness or on my own time. In order to continue to do them—with strength, fight, and determination, I NEED Warriors who have as much courage as I do to join me.  

As a thank you, I have content that will be here on Patreon that will only be available to my supporters — or, will be available FIRST to my supporters. There are also several benefits each tier holds for the Badass army of Warriors surrounding me. 

Thank YOU.

Want to see some of the upcoming projects that I am working on? Read all about them here.
Tiers
Warrior Army
$5 or more per month

Receive basic updates from BilliJoy: 


  • Speaking
  • Goals
  • Upcoming events


You will be supporting the cause of keeping a warrior in the field. 

Warrior Leaders
$15 or more per month

The previous tier PLUS:


  • Get glimpses into writing
  • See key blogs before they are posted for the public
  • Have an opportunity to give ideas and input


You will be supporting the cause of keeping a warrior in the field. 

Warriors Rising
$35 or more per month

All the previous tiers PLUS:


  • Receive tools, training, tips, and techniques on all-things survivor related
  • Watch & listen to interviews with warriors in the field (advocates, nonprofit leaders, professors, social workers...)
  • Get first views of short videos about self-care, surviving PTSD, and how to face the world


You will be supporting the cause of keeping a warrior in the field. 

Warrior Battalion
$50 or more per month

All the previous tiers PLUS:


  • Get not-public views into the upcoming writing and books
  • Receive invites for leadership seminars, trainings, and Zoom meetings
  • See behind-the-scenes glimpses into life fighting for survivors 


You will be supporting the cause of keeping a warrior in the field. 

Warrior Brigade
$100 or more per month

All the previous tiers PLUS:


  • Be added to the public page for sponsors on BilliJoy.com 
  • Use your own name or the name of someone you would like to honor or celebrate


You will be supporting the cause of keeping a warrior in the field. 

Warrior Platoon
$500 or more per month

All the previous tiers PLUS:


  • Be thanked in writing at the end of any video for BilliJoy.com
  • Use your name to be thanked or have it in honor of someone


You will be supporting the cause of keeping a warrior in the field. 

Warrior Squad
$1,500 or more per month

All the previous tiers PLUS:


  • Be verbally thanked at the end of videos
  • Thanked as sponsor in books
  • Mentioned in thanks at speaking events (when the events are not sponsored by another entity or part of a nonprofit's work)
  • All thanks can be in your name or the name you want to honor 


You will be supporting the cause of keeping a warrior in the field. 

MISSION

My name is BilliJoy and I am a survivor of sexual violence. Don't stop reading! Massive victory ALWAYS—look at any superhero film or badass leader in history—has a dark theme it was birthed from in order to unleash the story of overcoming, rising up, and hauling others off the battlefield...out of darkness and into light.

I have risen from the ashes of my trauma and past and am here to fight for survivors—of sexual & domestic violence, sex trafficking, hate crimes, and child abuse.
“BilliJoy is an incredible speaker and advocate for survivors, and has made it her life’s mission to kick at the darkness in this world. She has partnered with survivors early in their healing, providing them with resources and support.

She has educated large corporations and communities about the issues survivors face so they can be equipped to help. She has donated her time, talent, and fundraising efforts to assist survivors at every point in their healing journey. She is a true blessing to this community!”

— La Frontera Empact-SPC’s Trauma Healing Services department
May I lend my voice to those who are still learning how to use theirs. For the survivors still fallen on the battlefield, trying to rise, I promise you: I see hope, and it's coming. For the allies weary and broken, you are not alone. Feel the beats of the army as we are marching to the front lines. We are coming.

“I am deeply grateful to know and work with BilliJoy. She is a truly gifted advocate and speaker who exemplifies the amazing strength of survivors. Her powerful words regularly resonate in my heart to inspire me on my toughest days in this work. “
     
— Tasha Menaker; Co-CEO, 
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

PASSION

The passion that beats in my veins and pours my life onto the pavement every day is to change the world by how I can  Kick at Darkness. The Badass Warriors who support me here on Patreon help me to stay on the front lines, to stay in the trenches, to stay where others' voices cannot go. To wield my voice as a weapon of change.

“BilliJoy has impacted me deeply with her story, response to life, and fierce commitment to kick at the darkness in our world.

She has made an impression upon me, like a stamp of goodness. She is someone you walk away changed for the better by knowing.

BilliJoy is a catalyst for light, freedom, and transformation. She will not go quietly into the night while others are living in nightmares. She is a champion, a protector, and a guardian angel for those who need it most.”
     
Shaleen Kendrick, 
Professional Friend

BEING A VOICE

Everything I do is a way to break into the minds and hearts of all the people across Arizona, our nation, and then the world.

Survivors of interpersonal violence and trauma are drowning in their own cost for healing—mortgaging their lives and souls to get therapy, healing, anything.

In Arizona, we have zero 24/7 rape crisis centers (we have M-F 8-5 locations with on-call and hotlines—and long, long wait lists); we have zero funding from the state for sexual assault; we have one of the highest sex trafficking rates in the nation; we are a state filled with survivors.

We need a voice. I am willing. I am here. I am speaking.

“It has been my joy to work with BilliJoy. She is brilliant and filled with a can-do attitude.

Whatever she puts her mind to, will happen and those who walk the path with her are better for it.“
     
— Victoria Steele, 
Arizona Senator

Need to be encouraged right now?

Listen to BilliJoy's speech when she received the 2019 Thrive Gala's Three Heart Award from ACESDV. May you feel the beat of hope.

WHY I NEED YOU

I have been trying to balance plowing the fields (using energy to work to bring in income) and also be on the battlefield to make changes here in Arizona. I do not have enough of me to do both. The experience and knowledge I bring from the side of being a survivor helps me to get into places others cannot—from hearts and minds willing to stop and listen, to businesses hearing why they need to support change here in AZ, to being heard by those who have the ability to make changes in the Senate and House. 

All of it requires my fullest energy—not my divided mind, soul, energy, and being. 
“BilliJoy has been instrumental in locating donations and other avenues of funding to ensure our nonprofit's mission of providing counseling support and advocacy to survivors is spread to the larger community.

With her support, guidance and tenacity our annual  Take Back the Night event would not be what it is today. Thank you BilliJoy!”
   
 — Edle Burk, MA LPC; Clinical Coordinator at an Arizona nonprofit

MY STORY


I am a survivor who has grown from deep wounds to climb mountains. I might still be covered in mud from the battlefield, but I am roaring and wielding my shield and sword to beat a rhythm of hope across the land so other survivors know they are not alone.

"BilliJoy is not only a survivor of darkness, but a conqueror of darkness—a true badass warrior that is changing the world one step at a time!"
     
Amber Cantorna; 
National Speaker/Author

The Battlefield

As a child, from four to fourteen, I was used in sex trafficking by men in my life who my family trusted. I was sold by leaders in my community, by my pastor. I grew up living at home with my family, not hidden in a kidnapper's cabin. My family was unaware I was being controlled and owned, used abused, and threatened by community members they trusted—some living next door.

As an adult, two strangers attacked, beat, and raped me in a bathroom, leaving me to die. I hid it from the world. Made up excuses for the bruises. I was ashamed. I "knew" it was my fault — just like everything as a child. And yet, I was wrong. 

The Rising Victory

My journey has been long and winding. Yet I have deep peace and also hope in the depths of healing I have been and am able to do. Individual (trauma-informed) therapy, support groups, speaking and sharing my story, starting and running a  nonprofit to help fellow survivors...

I am still climbing through the battlefield and over the gore, but I am wielding my voice so survivors can hear: YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

“BilliJoy's passion for survivors and their healing is unparalleled. Her drive to offer hope to the wounded is a piercing light in an often dark world.”
     
Brandi Powell; Founder, 
Village of the Valley

JOIN ME, JOIN US

Let us rise together. Let us beat the earth with power and may we be heard by all who need us. Allies, advocates, friends, families: listen and hear from the eyes of a survivor what is needed. Then, may we change the world. Together.

You are a badass warrior: survivor, advocate, ally. YOU.

READ MORE about what people are saying about this Warrior on BilliJoy.com.
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________

Welcome to Patreon where you get

to help change the world.

You're a viking in the world of healing. Know it.


Badass Survivors:
  • What you have overcome on your journey, others could only imagine
  • My friends, you are DOING it
  • You are not alone
  • You are seen
  • You are heard
  • You are surrounded by an army of support

Badass Allies & Advocates:
  • Your courage to stand alongside survivors is inspiring
  • Thank you for your work
  • Thank you for helping change this world
  • May I be able to empower you to continue to change the world
____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________


HOW PATREON WORKS

This brilliant platform allows you to support creatives, artists, and rogue world changers by allowing you to choose how much you want to support monthly!

In return, you get bonuses like:
  • Brilliant looks behind the scenes
  • Your choice of inspirational video talks
  • Real-life talking moments
  • Recognized on platforms as a supporter
  • Plus much more

And THE BEST? You get to know your supporting funds are paving the way for me to be on the front lines to change lives, challenge the framework that isn't working, and stir hearts to rise into a community—together.




YOUR SUPPORT


Because of your support I am able to:


All of these things are done as a volunteer through Kick at Darkness or on my own time. In order to continue to do them—with strength, fight, and determination, I NEED Warriors who have as much courage as I do to join me.  

As a thank you, I have content that will be here on Patreon that will only be available to my supporters — or, will be available FIRST to my supporters. There are also several benefits each tier holds for the Badass army of Warriors surrounding me. 

Thank YOU.

Want to see some of the upcoming projects that I am working on? Read all about them here.

Recent posts by BilliJoy Carson

Tiers
Warrior Army
$5 or more per month

Receive basic updates from BilliJoy: 


  • Speaking
  • Goals
  • Upcoming events


You will be supporting the cause of keeping a warrior in the field. 

Warrior Leaders
$15 or more per month

The previous tier PLUS:


  • Get glimpses into writing
  • See key blogs before they are posted for the public
  • Have an opportunity to give ideas and input


You will be supporting the cause of keeping a warrior in the field. 

Warriors Rising
$35 or more per month

All the previous tiers PLUS:


  • Receive tools, training, tips, and techniques on all-things survivor related
  • Watch & listen to interviews with warriors in the field (advocates, nonprofit leaders, professors, social workers...)
  • Get first views of short videos about self-care, surviving PTSD, and how to face the world


You will be supporting the cause of keeping a warrior in the field. 

Warrior Battalion
$50 or more per month

All the previous tiers PLUS:


  • Get not-public views into the upcoming writing and books
  • Receive invites for leadership seminars, trainings, and Zoom meetings
  • See behind-the-scenes glimpses into life fighting for survivors 


You will be supporting the cause of keeping a warrior in the field. 

Warrior Brigade
$100 or more per month

All the previous tiers PLUS:


  • Be added to the public page for sponsors on BilliJoy.com 
  • Use your own name or the name of someone you would like to honor or celebrate


You will be supporting the cause of keeping a warrior in the field. 

Warrior Platoon
$500 or more per month

All the previous tiers PLUS:


  • Be thanked in writing at the end of any video for BilliJoy.com
  • Use your name to be thanked or have it in honor of someone


You will be supporting the cause of keeping a warrior in the field. 

Warrior Squad
$1,500 or more per month

All the previous tiers PLUS:


  • Be verbally thanked at the end of videos
  • Thanked as sponsor in books
  • Mentioned in thanks at speaking events (when the events are not sponsored by another entity or part of a nonprofit's work)
  • All thanks can be in your name or the name you want to honor 


You will be supporting the cause of keeping a warrior in the field.