About the author

Jill Starishevsky is an Assistant District Attorney in New York City, where she has prosecuted thousands of sex offenders and dedicated her career to seeking justice for victims of child abuse and sex crimes. Outside the courtroom, Jill's fondness for writing led her to create thepoemlady.com, where she pens personalized pieces. Her mission to protect children, along with her penchant for poetry, inspired My Body Belongs to Me. A mother of three, Jill is also founder of HowsMyNanny.com, a service that enables parents to purchase a license plate for their child's stroller so the public can report positive or negative nanny observations.  A mother of three, Jill has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and is a prevention specialist who, through media appearances and public speaking events, teaches how to recognize and prevent child sexual abuse.  She lives in New York City. 


ABOUT THE illustrator 

Angela Padrón is a writer and illustrator of children's books and educational material. She earned her M.F.A. in illustration from Academy of Art University, and she also works as an adjunct professor. Angela enjoys spending time in her studio creating works of art using batik, watercolor, pastels, and charcoal, or relaxing at the beach with her family. She lives in Pembroke Pines, Florida.