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If you are interested in captivating content, motivational stories, and unmatched creativity, you're in the right place.


Marla Bautista is the published author of My Thoughts Abandoned and co-author of Brave Women, Strong Faith. She is also a freelance writer, and keynote speaker. Her audience includes mostly women ranging from ages 18 to 65. Marla's story is one of heartache, abuse, resilience, and empowerment.


She has used her life's experience to spread the message of love, hope, and strength to homeless communities and to imprisoned communities around the world. She speaks and writes to inspire people who have come from similar circumstances to believe that they are being prepared for something greater. For those who do not come from a background like hers, hearing her story, will leave them with the motivation to help create a world that is safe, and inviting for all people. 



  • Digital/ Print Articles

  • Public Speaking

  • Sponsored Posts 

  • Influencer Marketing

  • Blog Posts

  • Press Trips

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Marla is an inspirational force. I had her speak at our Annual Lady Veteran's Luncheon and her story of loss, fear, hope, and the future encouraged all of us. Not many dry eyes in this room of war heroes and volunteers. Having Marla share her verbal artistry with our group was easily the best addition to our annual luncheon in many years, and we are very grateful to have heard her message in person. 

Jamie McGuire
Past Jefferson County American Legion Auxiliary President

Marla connects with her audience quickly and pulls them into her captivating personal experience and leaves them inspired to make a difference with their life. Marla embraces authenticity. She takes her audience to the heart of her story of rising above her unfathomable circumstances. She’s my hero. 

Sherry Eifler
Veteran, Author, Certified John Maxwell Speaker

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