The perception of who Marala Scott is today doesn’t reflect the true reality of her triumphant journey away from her childhood. Marala is the award-winning author of In Our House: Perception vs. Reality who shares her powerful true story of surviving an unimaginable childhood. Her focus is teaching to forgive and inspiring to live in an effort to keep others from meeting that same fate. She speaks from the heart with her life-changing words of faith and strength. Her efforts caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey who humbled Marala with the honor of being one of her five Ambassadors of Hope in 2009. Marala writes with passion and truth in her second book, Surrounded by Inspiration while sharing her encouragement in personal stories and quotes. Marala is a recipient of a Congressional award for her humanitarian efforts.