Melody Bergman

Founder of Media Savvy Moms

Melody Harrison Bergman, aka Mama Crossroads, is a mother and step-mom of three awesome boys, an instructor at Defend Yourself Virginia, and facilitator for the Virginia Alliance on Sexual Exploitation. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications and has been writing and editing since 2002. Her mission is to motivate leaders and community members to educate and protect children and families.

Melody was a founding member and Coalition Coordinator for the National Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation. Over the years she has worked with several allies in the movement, including Educate and Empower Kids, Protect Young Minds, Big Ocean Women, Hope & Healing Forum, Healing Through Christ, LifeSTAR, Fight the New Drug-Charlottesville, and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. She has also served on the board of directors for Power of Moms and Shoes Against Child Trafficking. Melody’s experiences as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and former spouse of a sex addict bring unique perspective to the fight against pornography and sexual exploitation.

In her spare time, Melody loves spending time with her crazy kids, reading and playing the piano.