Angela Shelton is an activist, artist, actress, writer, model, dancer and director. She has appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986), "48 Hours" (1988) (aka "48 Hours Investigates"), Lifetime Television for Women or "Larry King Live" (1985). Angela first brought her life to the screen with the film Tumbleweeds (1999), based on her childhood experiences of traveling the country with her itinerant mother. The film won the filmmaker's trophy at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival and brought the lead actress, Janet McTeer, an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe win. Angela then received outstanding reviews for her adaptation of Kaye Gibbons's novel Charms for the Easy Life (2002) (TV), starring Gena Rowlands. For her directing debut, Angela traveled the United States interviewing other "Angela Sheltons" for her documentary, Searching for Angela Shelton (2004). Her goal was to survey women in the US, but she soon found that 70 percent had been victims of rape, childhood sexual assault or domestic violence. The film won numerous awards, and started a grassroots movement of survivors and humanitarian organizations around the world who are breaking the silence about the epidemic of abuse. Angela has become a public speaker on the subject of trauma, recovery and resiliency. Angela Shelton also played "Safe Side Superchick" in The Safe Side (2005) (V) series created by "Baby Einstein" creator, Julie Clark, and "America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back" (1988) creator, John Walsh.