Almost as far back as Robin can recall, her life has been in the makings of becoming an esteemed author, and an advocate for victims. Having to survive staggering loss throughout her life; Becoming a widow, and losing her young daughter, she taught herself how to heal in spite of life’s sometimes-ugly dealings. Robin is a survivor not only of loss but also of domestic violence, verbal and emotional abuse, rape, and bullying.
"February 19th, 2016 marks 15 years since the love of my life lost his battle with cancer. He was only 35 years old. This dreaded disease can hit any one of us at any age. We are not invincible. Take the time to appreciate those in your life. Remind them how important they are to you. Don't take them for granted because you never know how much time any of us have."
Through all of the heartache she has endured, “VICTIM” is never a word you would hear uttered to describe Robin. She would much rather be known as an outspoken, race car enthusiast, with a lifetime in radio and show business, and a personality much bigger than herself! Her story, “My Life, Victim No More!” is her harrowing journey through the trenches of abuse and loss, discovered ultimately in self-worth, preservation, and accountability. Her message, “It’s up to you to have a better life”, rings true not only in the pages of her book but also in her day to day life. She is a living kidney donor, a loving mom, an award winning writer, and esteemed member of the Arizona independent film community. Robin’s smile is contagious, and ability to inject hard truth, her calling card!
Photo by Byron Medina
Robin Y Cotè: Mother, Author, and Survivor