Then and Now, Coming Full Circle

"I could come join you." I pressed send on the text. "You could stop by here for a bit. We are going till 5." ¬†¬†came the reply. I had just gotten off work and my boyfriend had been volunteering at the Spirit of Giving event at the local women's shelter. I started driving toward the … Continue reading Then and Now, Coming Full Circle

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Love Yourself Because Someone Has To

So you made it. You left. You've been through the frightening experience of leaving your abuser and starting your own life. Now what? Here it is, step one to healing from abuse: love yourself. It may sound simple, but for someone who has spent years dedicating their life to someone else as a survival mechanism, … Continue reading Love Yourself Because Someone Has To

Why not?

People Who Experience Abuse 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Women experience more than 4 million physical assaults and rapes because of their partners, and men are victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults. Every year, 1 in 3 women who is a victim of homicide is murdered by her … Continue reading Why not?

Taking Responsibility: Why Being in a Domestic Violent situation was my fault

"Are you sure?" "Of course I'm sure." "But you're 20 years old and he's the only boyfriend you've ever had." "And we're getting married in a month. Everything will be fine." Yes I was young and naive, yes I knew nothing about relationships and yes, I was that 20 year old girl, marrying a 24 … Continue reading Taking Responsibility: Why Being in a Domestic Violent situation was my fault

Be Quiet!

"He's calling! Turn off the radio! Everyone, Be Quiet!!!" I shouted to my Sisters, Mom, and Grammy as my cell phone trilled. An instant silence over took the mini van as they obeyed. I flipped open the small device, "Hello" I muttered into speaker. "Hi, I got off early, I'm on my way home." the … Continue reading Be Quiet!