Check out the winter issue of Hope for Women magazine to read my cover story on actress and activist April Lee Hernandez. April is a lovely woman and I absolutely loved interviewing her for this piece. She shot to stardom with her role opposite Oscar-winner Hilary Swank in “Freedom Writers.” But at the height of her career she says God plucked her from fame’s grip to use her in other ways. She’s now sharing the gospel with anyone who will listen– including incarcerated youth.
She still acts. In fact you can watch her on the Showtime hit “Dexter.” In addition to acting, she feels called to use her past struggle through an abusive relationship to help other women in similar circumstances. Last fall she organized a charity walk through her New York City neighborhood. And she’s also working on a documentary featuring women in all walks of life who have been abused.