Patti J. Smith's parents humorously claim she was born with a pen in her hand due to her love of writing. Along with being a political and inspirational blogger, she is a poet, lyricist and multi-genre author of Christian devotionals, romance and suspense.
Patti is a Catholic convert, baptized into the faith in 2006. Since her baptism, she has become an ardent defender of the faith and speaks out against church leaders, politicians, etc., attempting to misrepresent, misinterpret and/or manipulate the teachings of the Church. Patti is a member of the Association of Christian Therapists, serves as Regional Coordinator
for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and leads after abortion healing retreats. She publicly
shares her journey from a life of sinful excess to redemption in
a variety of venues. Whether on the steps of the Supreme Court,
fundraisers or appearances on Immaculate Heart and Blogtalk Radio, Radio
Maria and Cradle My Heart, she holds nothing back.
Patti worked for the federal
government as an auditor for the Department of Labor and Veteran's
Administration Offices of Inspector General, as an Elementary School Office
Manager, served ten years in the
U.S. Army Reserves and recently retired as a background investigator for a local Indian Gaming Commission.
Leslie Davis Blackwell has
been a passionate communicator her entire life - beginning as a TV talk show
host, interviewing thousands of people, to sharing her abortion regret
testimony, emphasizing the toxic and immoral cultural influences that led her
astray and away from the Catholic faith.
A self-described reformed radical feminist, Leslie supported
pro-choice causes for over 20 years, nearly one month away from joining the
Board of the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood, when her heart
dramatically changed and she "reverted" back to her Catholic roots.
Her story of Christ’s transformative power and faith reversion is inspiring
Leslie now works tirelessly on the frontlines in the Pro Life movement and Cultural
Wars. She is the Virginia co-coordinator for the Silent No More Awareness campaign, and has shared her testimony of
regret on the Supreme Court steps and media platforms worldwide. She is the
Communication Director for The Hosea Initiative,
and serves on the Respect Life committee at St. Bridget Catholic Church,