Galen J Cromartie is a wireless software engineer who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina and is a graduate of Tri-County Technical College with an associate’s degree in office system technology. He is also a graduate of Lander University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. Galen has a love for bowties, computers, mobile devices, and video games. He is also a survivor of domestic violence and was asked to participate in the Emerge Philly October 2017 campaign sponsored by the Choose Courage Foundation that celebrated six survivors of domestic violence. He is the first African American male to be photographed by the Choose Courage Foundation. He is genuinely a shy person, although his writing style can be very bold and outspoken. He is a video game enthusiast with a love for Mortal Kombat. Galen and his husband enjoys spending their spare time watching horror movies and getting on each other’s nerves. Galen has a real interest in hearing other domestic violence survivor’s stories and he hopes to continue raising awareness for domestic violence.