Chelcia Petersen

In the spotlight

JUNE 2020

Chelcia Petersen

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"Entering the Maxim contest signified to me that I was finally back in the driver's seat of my life. Through this, I would have the opportunity to heal huge wounds of shame, blame, and guilt. Maxim uses the contest to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Foundation. And, since WNAAD has really spoken to me and my journey over the past few months, I thought why don't I do the same?"

-Chelcia Petersen


Canadian, Chelcia Petersen, is a single mom, wine professional, and a survivor of narcissistic abuse who proved to herself that she was back in the “driver’s seat” of her life when she decided to enter Maxim Magazine’s Cover Girl Contest. Maxim uses the contest to raise awareness for the Wounded Warriors Foundation, and Chelcia decided to use her entrance in the contest as a way to raise awareness about narcissistic abuse and support World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day (WNAAD), which has been instrumental in her healing. So, she took to her Instagram and told her followers that for every vote cast for her in the Maxim contest over a 4-day period leading up to World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day on June 1st, 2020, she would donate $2 to WNAAD (up to $5000). In 4 days, Chelcia raised $1860, which she donated to WNAAD via WNAAD's GoFundMe page. ( We’re very proud of Chelcia for courageously sharing her truth and raising the profile of narcissistic abuse, and we appreciate her support. The Maxim contest runs until September. You can vote for Chelcia and support the Wounded Warriors Foundation by clicking the link>>>

WNAAD is looking to feature people who are using their voice, talent, and creativity to raise awareness about narcissistic abuse. If you would like to be considered for our Spotlight section, click here.


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