The Blog Team

The Peace At Home DC blog team consists of staff members as well as guest bloggers. The opinions of guest bloggers do not necessarily represent DCCADV.

Angela Lauria is a domestic violence survivor, a blogger, and a life coach. She helps women create more empowered lives and she runs Journey Grrrl Publishing which is a small press dedicated to producing books & media that help people build bridges between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. She has a B.A.& M.A. in Media from The George Washington University and a PhD in Communication from The European Graduate School. Angela is guest blogger for DCCADV and can be reached at angela [at] journeygrrrl [dot] com or on twitter at @alauria.

Saira Saim writes on behalf on the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCCADV). She has been working in the Communication and Organizational Advancement department since March of 2010. Most organizational updates and research articles are written by her. Saira can be reached at or on twitter @PeaceAtHomeDC.

Thao Nguyen has managed the policy campaigns at environmental, HIV/AIDS, and women’s organizations. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine and a Masters in Human Rights Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where she looked at violence against women in conflict situations. She is a guest blogger for DCCADV and can be found on Twitter @whereisthao.