It's My Life

Face ACEs & Show up for YOUth!

YOU were the first youth in your life, yet likely the first you want to forget. Why?

When trauma occurs in the home or neighborhood during childhood, these “safe spaces” can make youth feel violated, often developing ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), which impact their health, wealth and ability to break the cycle.


Marcella Maggio closing out California’s 20th Annual Denim Day Rally, hosted by California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) & California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV)... the perfect Partners in Preventing Crime.

Stand in solidarity with survivors by signing the petition and telling Governor Newsom to work for not against us!

Bring the hood back to the child

A child’s hood, their protection, shouldn’t be limited to parents. Especially if they’re the ones causing harm. Instead, people can join forces & share resources, becoming Trusted Adults in order to prevent & respond to trauma in their homes & neighborhoods.

Trusted Adults have the ability to empower & support youth through life’s challenges by mentoring & modeling healthy ABCs (Awareness, Boundaries, Consent) in their relationships.

How do you show up for YOUth?



Mentor youth &

MoDel Resiliency

by being a Trusted Adult.

It’s My Life promotes Community Engagement with the goal of sparking conversation about ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and how having a Trusted Adult during youth is key to prevention.

Passionate about joining forces & sharing resources, Survivor, Preventionist & Speaker, Marcella Maggio provides mentoring sessions, interactive-workshops, and keynote speeches to youth, adults, and youth-serving organizations, sharing trauma-informed, resilience-focused strategies to prevent & respond to ACEs.

For decades Marcella had no awareness that her childhood trauma contributed to adulthood drama: victim mentality, blaming others, shaming herself, and modeling unhealthy behaviors to the youth she lived and worked with until she took accountability for her life & decided to Thrive.


Debut episode: What is a Trusted Adult?

Show up for YOUth:

Facing ACEs & Finding ME Podcast

3 survivors. 10 questions. 1 per episode.

With guests, Host & Survivor Marcella Maggio sheds light on the CDC’s (Center for Disease Control) darkest study… Facing Adverse Childhood Experiences & Finding Mindful Experiences.