Cindy Benezra ~ Author & Sexual Abuse Advocate


Cindy Benezra is an author, inspirational speaker, entrepreneur, and sexual abuse advocate. She is the author of the newly released memoir, Under The Orange Blossoms.

Cindy is the founder of CindyTalks™, a platform where she discusses healing tools and stories of hope for other trauma survivors. She engages with her readers through honesty, humility, and genuine care for those who have walked a similar path.

Cindy is also the co-founder of a luxury event company, where she spends much of her time creating beautiful spaces for some of the most important events in people’s lives. Her eye for style and design has won Elite Events numerous awards and spotlight features. Currently, Cindy and her husband reside in Seattle, Washington, and are parents of four adult children.



Most Popular Topics:

  • Creating and implementing boundaries in relationships
  • Strategies to cope with post-traumatic stress
  • Self-calming techniques that can be implemented anywhere
  • Community resources to address abuse and suicide
  • Overview of different forms of therapy to help work through trauma
  • Mantras to help overcome daily obstacles


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Partial List of Previous Podcasts:

Beliefcast with Todd Sylvester
It’s All About Healing with Robin Black
Inside Personal Growth with Greg and Liza
Dave Pamah Show
Genuine Life Recovery with Jodie Stevens
A Fine Time for Healing with Randi Fine
Resilience Unravelled with Dr. Russell Thackeray
Empowering Process with Gail Kraft
From Betrayal to Breakthrough with Dr. Debi Silber
Going North with Dom Brightmon
The Trauma Therapist with Guy MacPherson
An Unexpected Launch with Kirsten Duncan
Leveling the Playing Field with Ken Goldberg
TrailBlazers Impact with Nan McKay
Trusting After Trauma Summit with Pi Venus Winslow
An Imperfectly Perfect Life
with Shari Leid
The Empowered Spirit Show
with Terri Ann Heiman
Heidi’s LemonAid Stand with Heidi Aldridge
It’s All About Healing with Robin Black

Rave Reviews:

“Cindy Benezra speaks in an open and authentic voice that connects with her listeners. Cindy graciously shares her personal story of overcoming the sexual abuse she experienced at the hands of her father. She has a powerful message to share that resonates deeply with survivors of childhood trauma. She not only shares her story in a heartfelt manner, but also offers practical tools and well-studied methodologies which she has researched, and implemented in her own life, and suggests as an option for listeners with the hope to provide support for the  healing that her audience seeks.”
~ Shari Leid, Attorney, Mindset Coach, Speaker, Author of  The 50/50 Friendship Flow and Make Your Mess Your Message Series

“Under the Orange Blossoms is an astonishing debut. Cindy Benezra writes openly about the innate ability children have to survive early childhood trauma. She does so with incredible compassion, bravery, truth, advocacy, and love. Cindy reveals her story of survival and coming of age trying to escape the post-traumatic stress she suffered at her father’s hands. This is a story of hope—of finding your way out of the darkness and into the light. She provides unique insight into the healing modalities and steps she used to help her survive, thrive, and create post-traumatic resilience despite her losses. It is a heartbreaking and heartwarming story of facing fears, dealing directly with pain, breaking cycles of generational trauma, and ultimately letting go of the anger and creating a beautiful life. Cindy is living proof that you are not your abuse, trauma, or story. It’s what happened to you, but it doesn’t define you. Under the Orange Blossoms is a must-read.”
~ Angela Schellenberg, Writer, Speaker, and Mental Health Trauma Therapist, LMHCA

“Cindy has a natural, personable style. She didn’t lecture or talk “at” us. It was a refreshing change. She was able to encourage our members to discuss their concerns and fears. Thank you!”
~ Rhonda Simon, Program Chair, Rotary Club of Los Gatos Morning



Book Reviews: Kirkus Book Review

Cindy Benezra - Under the Orange Blossoms