“What if I’m not #BostonStrong?”

An exciting and engaging motivational speaker who will inspire you, Manya is passionate about helping audiences understand trauma, find their strengths, build resiliency, and navigate through change.

“The more Manya spoke, the more I felt something
special in her message!”

“Great job turning your tragedy into a way to help those around you.”

“It is not easy to talk about the psychological and/or mental aspects of disaster response. I applaud your efforts to bring this to the forefront and open it up to discussion.”

“Insightful information from a survivor.”

“Great content, very eye opening.”

About Manya

Manya learned about courage, strength, and resilience the hard way – when bombs exploding at the finish line of the Boston Marathon shattered her life. From her experience of post-traumatic stress and being an invisible victim because of her lack of physical injuries, Manya gained an understanding of what it means to find one’s voice and fight for a seat at the table, the importance of moving past stigma and recognizing psychological impacts of violence and other difficult events, and the value of compassion and inclusiveness.