Mel B Awarded Honorary Degree For Charity Work Abuse –

Mel B is getting an Honorary Doctorate Degree for her campaign work in helping domestic abuse victims.

July 9, 2024 – Singer Mel B announced that she had completed a Trauma Informed Care Course which is an “intense” trauma care course from Leeds Beckett University. 

The University which is located in Leeds, ( northwest of London, England) will present the degree to Brown during the graduation ceremony this month. 

Mel B Leeds Connection

The America’s Got Talent judge also hails from Leeds and said it felt like she came full circle – to go back home to be honoured in her local hometown.

This is on top of her already achievements of being a part of one of the most successful female bands of all time.

During an interview, Brown told the BBC, “Since leaving my marriage I’ve told friends and family I’d love to go to uni, but I don’t think people took it seriously,” she said. “But this gave me an opportunity to actually do it.”

Mel B Awarded Honorary Degree For Charity Work Abuse

A Scary Time

The Spice Girl singer has been very vocal over the past few years about battling against domestic and mental abuse.

Mel was nicknamed Scary Spice during her time with the famous international girl group band. She said life with her former husband, Stephen Belafonte, was pretty scary.

The singer suffered from psychological, mental, and physical abuse for many years. However, Belafonte has denied all of the allegations made against him. The 49-year-old shares a daughter, Madison with Belafonte as well. 

Brown speaks out about her own traumatic experiences, and detailed her accounts in her 2018 bestseller memoir titled ‘Brutal Honest.’ 

Mel B Awarded Honorary Degree For Charity Work Abuse

Philanthropy Highlights

In 2021, Mel B relived her experiences in a promotional video that highlights the horrors of domestic abuse. Brown describes the video as “every woman’s story, it’s everybody’s voice.”

Her determination to continue to empower women was felt when she received a MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 2021 for her tireless devotion to causes, and time spent on helping vulnerable women and children, escape domestic violence.

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Published by HOLR Magazine

Image credits: IG :@officialmelb

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