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Hartsville, SC native and 2009 graduate of Francis Marion University, Arthenius Jackson is the founder and Executive Director of One Touch Transformation, a nonprofit organization that focuses on sexual abuse prevention and awareness.
As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Arthenius is a dedicated advocate for sexual abuse victims. As a certified motivational speaker for the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network's (RAINN) Speakers Bureau, Arthenius uses her story of overcoming to spread the message of hope and perseverance to other unfortunate victims of sexual abuse.
She holds a Master’s in Communications Management and Psychology from Grand Canyon University. She holds a certification for Stewards of Children–Darkness to Light, which is a very thorough training for recognizing signs of child abuse. This training supplemented the birth of The Butterfly Effect Mentoring Program. Held twice throughout the school year in Hartsville, Darlington and Florence, the Butterfly Effect focuses on teaching adolescent and pre-teen girls the importance of boundaries, consent while instilling a sense of confidence, self love and empowerment. For her many contributions in the Florence and surrounding community, Arthenius was recognized as She magazine's 2015 Florence Extraordinary Overcomer Woman of the year.
In addition to her advocacy, through her voice Arthenius shares with the world her talented musical gifts. While in undergrad, she was a member of the FMU Chorus and also directed the campus based Young, Gifted and Blessed Gospel Choir. She is currently a Praise and Worship leader at Fellowship of Christians Movement, a church headed by her father Pastor Donald Jackson. She has several original song credits with her personal favorite being “Butterfly," a musical illustration displaying how her life transformed and blossomed despite brokenness.
Arthenius hosts an online blog talk radio show every other Tuesday evening from 9pm-10pm EST with Purpose Kingdom Network. This radio show allows her to spread sexual abuse awareness through a faith-based platform.
When she’s not advocating, teaching or singing she’s spending time with family and friends.