I'm Shamina Aubuchon

The founder and CEO of Deactivate LLC. At Deactivate our mission is to provide children with the tools needed to ward off and deactivate predators. We develop educational material for children and their trusted adults. 

We hope you enjoy this simple but effective toolkit and use it as part of your arsenal to protect your child from the perils of sexual abuse. 

Continue scrolling to learn more about me. Use the email in the “Want to meet me?” section, to schedule a virtual reading.

Visit our store to purchase “If You Touch, I’ll Tell” pins/badges and other merchandise. Have your children wear their pins in an area visible to all people. Let your pins be a sign to predators be warned that your child has been taught about inappropriate touching and the importance of “Voice Power!”

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“Your precious body may be small but your voice is mighty!”
Shamina Aubuchon


Dr. Aubuchon holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, with a focus in Immunology, and a Master’s degree in Radiobiology with a focus on galactic cosmic radiation, funded by NASA. Her Ph.D. and Master’s degree were obtained from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Her postdoctoral fellowship was completed at the David Geffen School of Medicine, at the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, with double minors in Environmental science and Chemistry. She has published extensively in the sciences, even receiving a publication spotlight in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF’s) nPOD magazine in 2011. 

She is a survivor of child sexual abuse and an advocate for children in those horrific and traumatizing situations. As a child, she was never taught about voice power but even while she endured her abuse, she always knew she was stronger than most and the spirit within her would not be broken by this peril. 

She knew it was her purpose to write this book but suppressed the calling within her for a long time. During the pandemic, the thought of children attending school virtually and, in many cases, in close contact with their abusers, urged her to write this book.

 Dr. Aubuchon was born in the Commonwealth of Dominica and now resides in the commonwealth of Virginia, with her husband and two children.

“If You Touch, I’ll Tell” is the first in a series of books. 

“If You Touch, I’ll Tell: For Parents” will launch in the summer of 2024.

To schedule a book reading please email: [email protected]

Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, survivors of childhood trauma, and most importantly, my daughter Zoë and son Dominique!