Minny Frank is an author, resilience coach and master curveball catcher. She helps women of color clarify their game plan to overcome obstacles, take control of the solution, become unbreakable, and conquer the curveballs in the game of life so that they can not only stay in the game, but win.
Minny Frank was raised in some of the roughest neighborhoods in the inner city of Baltimore, Maryland. She faced many adversities as a child, including homelessness, poverty, a drug addicted mother, an absent convict father, and child abuse and neglect. Always a good student, Minny attended Fr. Charles A. Hall Middle School, The Catholic High School of Baltimore and went on to graduate from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. She received a Bachelor’s degree in writing and later received a certificate in Advanced Internet Marketing from the University of San Francisco, California. She is currently attending her last year of law school and is diligently studying for the State Bar examination.
In 2014 Minny received a wake up call when her son went on national television to report that he attempted suicide because of the environment of domestic violence he had experienced in Minny’s home including his reports of daily abuse by his step father Lon. After the children’s removal from the home Minny went through an intensive process to learn from her past mistakes and gained the strength to leave her abuser. She briefly stayed in a shelter for survivors of domestic violence but managed to get her children out of foster care after several years of making active changes in her life and her family is now on the road to recovery and healing after their traumatic separation.
Minny has learned how to eradicate the cycle of depression, and anxiety that she has faced for several decades, and she has learned how to combat the effects of trauma in her life so that she can live her most passion filled life and be the best parent that she can be. She prides herself in being a master curveball catcher in the game of life and she has mastered the art of resilience from the many lessons she’s learned over the past 30 years.
Today Minny Frank is a survivor of intimate partner violence, an author, speaker, and resilience coach helping individuals to clarify their game plan to overcome obstacles, take control of the solution and conquer the curve balls in the game of life so that they can not only stay in the game, but win. Minny’s hobbies include legal research, hiking, writing poetry, watching reality television shows and baking homemade treats for her children.
After sitting for the California Bar Examination and eventually the Maryland Bar, Minny hopes to start or join a law practice focused on Human Rights and helping other survivors of intimate partner violence including women and children. Minny believes that everything in life happens for a reason and that her journey is meant to be shared with others as a sort of cautionary tale for other mothers or women who find themselves lost, overwhelmed and or stuck in the cycle of domestic violence.
Minny Frank firmly believes that there is a solution for every single problem we face in life. It is up to us to take advantage of our wake up call and either catch the curve balls or let them hit us in the head and knock us out for the count. For Minny Frank the wake up call was her son’s attempted suicide and the removal of her children from her care. She chose to fight, learn, thrive and survive and she is now sharing her journey with others as a cautionary tale of how not to sleep through your wake up call but to rise to the occasion and to clarify the roadblocks that are hiding your true path to freedom.
Minny Frank is currently writing a memoir in which she not only tells her story of loss, faith and healing but also how you can learn the specific skills necessary in order to clarify your game plan, become unbreakable, overcome unforeseen obstacles and conquer the curveballs that come up unexpectedly in the game of life.