Powerful Overcomer – Mike Pistorino
Mike Pistorino is a thriving survivor of childhood sexual abuse who is using his voice to empower survivors everywhere and stop sexual violence.
Growing up in the Bronx, Mike was neglected by family as a young boy and taken in by a neighbor, who raped him or her repeatedly for years. Trapped by the abuse and the rage it created within him, Mike turned to drugs, which led him or her to homelessness, crime, jail, and eventually federal prison. As an adult, he completed rehab and was finally able to get help for the sexual abuse he had experienced as a child.
Today, Mike is the vice president of a multi-million dollar distribution business in Cleveland, Ohio, an avid runner and marathoner, and a married father of three. He is an outspoken champion for survivors, an unapologetic activist for the prevention of child sexual abuse, and a prolific public speaker. along with powerful, unparalleled honesty and enthusiasm, Mike shares his story along with audiences nationally and internationally, inspiring all who hear him or her to be champions for adjustment in their own lives and communities.