Our Philosophy

Light To Life builds a connection to the community with healing justice approaches in the movement to prevent gender-based violence. We cultivate a supportive community that teaches, guides and equips survivors, justice-involved women, professionals, girls and gender-expansive youth through a journey of self-awareness.

Our program adds to their inherited strengths, skills and tools to navigate their triggers and trauma, and
empower them towards a journey of safety, joy, and overall healing.


Light To Life partners with community organizations, correctional facilities, college and high school students,
university professors, administrators, and businesses virtually and in-person nationally to offer our 2X award- winning anti-domestic violence and healing-centered curriculum.

We partner with you to facilitate our courses and/or design a customized curriculum and experience tailored to the needs of your community members that is engaging, empowering and affordable.

You can use your struggles as your motivators

Tenaj Moody

Speaking / Consultant

Light to Life will gladly join your college, primary/secondary school, non-profit, Government contracting & consultant, workshop presenter, support group facilitator, panelist, or guest speaker. We will develop programs, trainings and workshops to address your needs.


  • Primary and Secondary Schools
  • Department of Corrections
  • Government Agencies
  • Non-Profit and Community Based Organizations
  • Corporations 

Prevention and Healing  Workshops

  • Survivorship
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Rape Culture 
  • Intersectionality 
  • Criminalization of Domestic Violence
  • Self- Love 
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion & More!

Tenaj Moody, MS, LBS

Keynote speaker| 2X Best Selling Author | Victim and Criminal Justice Reform Advocate | Violence Prevention Educator

Tenaj Moody’s intersecting identities as an Afro-Latina millennial raised in North Philadelphia, who survived domestic violence, poverty, and having a parent who was incarcerated growing up, quickly taught Tenaj the power in owning her story and resilience.

I’d Love to Help

I Have Experience With…

Why don't they just leave?

A common question often asked by people who have never been in an abusive relationship. People do not realize survivors will leave an abusive partner 7-12 times before they leave for the last time. Unfortunately, 20% of those survivors who decide to leave end up in a homicide. In this podcast, I talk about what was holding me back from leaving my abusive partner and other contributing factors for why people stay in their abusive or unhealthy relationships.

Light to Life operates under four core values:

We treat every person with acceptance regardless of race, age, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation.

We believe in removing barriers and offering a safe place for individuals to voice their story with no judgements.

We accept individuals who are struggling with dating abuse with understanding and empathy.

Social Responsibility:
We are involved in community events, organizations and schools with respect to authority & the law.

It is not just the information that she disseminates. It is the skill with which Tenaj is able to take a difficult subject and talk to 100 people in a lecture hall setting as though she is having a conversation with them at the kitchen table. She is able to create an incredible atmosphere of trust and kindness while encouraging her audience to make healthy relationship choices in their lives..

Sharon Ostrow

Professor , Temple University

Nobody deserves to feel like they’re alone during these times & they need someone to listen and help guide them and that is part of what Light to Life is currently teaching me…


Student, Philadelphia High school for the Creative & Performing Arts

I didn’t realize how cathartic this experience would be until I walked into the room and was greeted by Tenaj’s warm spirit. While speaking with her, I felt comfortable in being vulnerable and speaking on behalf of friends and family’s experiences with hopes that someone else can connect with these stories.


Student , University of Pennsylvania

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