Currently, Butler is a freelance writer, penning articles focusing on mental health, healthy living and issues surrounding work-life balance.
She is the principle/owner of ALIA Living, LLC, providing residential interior design services, professional organizing and life coaching.
Alia Butler holds a Master of Social Work from Washington University, St.
Louis, concentrating in mental health, and a Master of Arts in social-organizational psychology from Columbia University.
Their paths probably would not have crossed if they didn't share the deep, terrible bond of having been sexually abused by Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor who in January was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for molesting hundreds of young women.
Most users ever online is 12584 on August 28, 2011 am CEST.
Most of them have never met, but they're embracing one another like old friends, displaying a level of intimacy that's rarely found among strangers in mixed company.
In one corner, Jane Fonda, who is wearing an olive pantsuit with a Time's Up pin, is chatting with a pair of young organizers; Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, holds court down the hall.
Some parents of teenagers have to deal with the out-of-control behaviors in which teens engage.
A teenage daughter may stop listening to her parents' directions; she may leave and not inform her parents of her whereabouts; she may talk back to all authority figures; and she may engage in high-risk and/or impulsive behaviors.