Empowerista TV

Each week the founder of #Empowerista, Alex Wehrley, interviews empowered, purposeful and successful women breaking barriers in a variety of fields.

Miss America 2015 on domestic violence, bullying and self-worth

As a domestic abuse survivor, Kira Kazantsev, decided to make this issue (affecting 1 in 4 women) her platform when she became Miss New York and then Miss America. She also found it very powerful to speak to kids about healthy relationships and kindness to help prevent domestic violence and bullying for future generations. Despite being on the receiving end of both, Kira has found her self-worth, knowing she is enough with or without a crown. In this interview, she shares how she has developed this inner confidence.