Self defense for women

Your Safety Is My Business

  • 1 in 5 women are survivors of rape
  • A violent crime occurs every 26 seconds
  • 1 in 3 women experience domestic violence
  • A child is abducted every 40 seconds

I educate and sell products that empower women to defend themselves and their loved ones. It is my goal to change these statistics in any way I can. That's why your safety IS my business.

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Lancaster, CA Damsel in Defense pro

Hello, I’m Carol McClure!

I'm your Independent Damsel Pro (aka PepperChick/StunGunMama). As a wife, mom of 2 adult children, and childcare provider (27 years!) I’ve seen many of the dangers that lurk out in this crazy world and I share Damsel's mission to equip, empower and educate on personal protection & self defense for ourselves and our loved ones because I absolutely believe that it is more important now than ever to proactively safeguard ourselves and our families.

Antelope Valley located Damsel in Defense

Our mission is to equip, empower and educate women to protect themselves and their families. Our Independent Damsel Pros are not only arming others and experiencing financial freedom, but also offering empowerment and healing to those affected by assault #becauseofdamsel.

Stay Safe and Connected

Now available in the Apple Store and on Android

The Shield Community App gives you the ability to discreetly send alerts to 5 of your contacts if you believe you are in danger. by pressing "Send Alert" inside the app. It also drops them a GPS pin to show your location.

Protect & Fortify Wellness

Protection From the Inside Out

Our commitment to you

All Protect & Fortify Wellness products are sourced ethically & responsibly with clean, natural ingredients.

Our commitment to her

25¢ from every Protect & Fortify Wellness bottle goes directly to our Damsel House Project to fund the rescuing of children from sex trafficking.


Connect With Us On Facebook

Be Part of Our Local AV Community

Follow Carol at @pepperchickkcarol for regular updates about local safety concerns, upcoming safety workshops and general safety tips. I can also answer questions and offer recommendations. 

Shop Damsel in Defense

Having trouble deciding what's right for you? Contact me and we can talk about your needs. 




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My Work in the Community

self defense training workshops in Lancaster, ca


Have fun and learn to defend youself with home and office workshops. An interactive, hands on experience in a safe setting.

The vine refuge


I am a proud avocate and supporter of The Vine Refuge, building future leaders through action and faith.

Antelope valley team referral network


A team (TEAM) of dedicated professionals working to improve each others business success. Together everyone achieves more.


"Carol took the time to explain all of the different products to me and let me try them before I was ready to purchase. She's very knowledgable and patient. Thanks Carol!

Matthew Broderick

Concerned Husband

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Online self defense & security


Protect yourself online

The internet is a new and dangerous place. Protect yourself with identity theft protection, computer protection & tech support, and social media monitoring for the whole family.