Gifted Motivational Speaker with a Mission

Digene Farrar

Digene Farrar is an experienced and motivating speaker who adapts her life experiences into presentations that truly matter to audiences. She engages audiences on various topics related to health, trauma, abuse survival, modeling and acting, forgiveness, advocacy and hope. Digene was present at Ground Zero on 9/11 as a civilian first-responder, having just arrived in the city after winning a modeling contract. The story of this experience and the challenge of healing from PTSD is a topic often interwoven into her presentations.

Digene customizes presentations to the unique interests of her listeners. Audiences feel that they’re in the presence of a wise woman who has earned the authority with which she speaks, and who presents what she knows with a generous heart.

Digene Farrar’s credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Masters in Business Administration, and certification as a Training Specialist. As a registered nurse, Digene has worked in numerous areas of medicine including cardiovascular intensive care, eating disorders, and community health. Digene has presented for medical conferences, foundations, corporations, educational institutions and non-profits. 

 Digene has modeled and acted in Seattle and New York since the 1990s. She can be seen on stage, in the OAASIS production of “Telling: Adult Survivors of Child Sex Abuse Step Into the Light.” Her award-winning book, “Not My Secret to Keep,” was published in 2014.

 Of particular interest to Digene is to enlighten audiences about recovery from PTSD and trauma, including childhood sexual abuse. Determined to empower others, Digene speaks about her journey from fear and shame to healing and thriving. Her perspective is unique and important – she speaks not only as a survivor, but also as a medical professional and advocate. Balancing the serious nature of the topic of abuse, Digene artfully weaves in stories of her nursing, modeling and acting careers, and adapts her personal stories into messages for wider audiences. 

Digene Farrar has presented to the following organizations:

Legacy Health Foundations: Partners in Philanthropy Luncheon (keynote speaker), Portland

- Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation (keynote address), Vancouver

- LeadHERship Academy, Seattle 

- Oregon Abuse Advocates and Survivors in Service (OAASIS), Portland

- Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland

- Seattle King County Annual Youth and Law Forum

- Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests(SNAP)

- Tom Joyner Foundation

- Urban Forum Northwest radio show, guest interview, Seattle

- Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle

- Women of Wisdom