domestic violence · education

The Toll

“Does constantly talking about what happened to you take a toll?” he asked. We had just finished up a lengthy conversation and he had just shared his story with the world. I wanted to laugh and cry simultaneously. Not a humorous laugh, but a nervous one. Not tears of sadness, but of knowing. What a… Continue reading The Toll

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The Bigger Picture

For years, I could not have cared less. I didn’t have the energy. I listened to people go on and on about elections and politics (thank goodness Facebook wasn’t a thing yet…at least not for me), I heard of natural disasters, 9-11 happened, family members passed on, life-long friends got married and had children, and… Continue reading The Bigger Picture

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Lessons I’ve Learned In the Past Year

It has been almost one year since I left a stable, high paying job working for the Federal Government, took the savings I had, and started Forget Me Not Advocacy Group. For almost six months prior to this event, I worked hard to get the paperwork in order, obtain our 501(c)3 status, establish a Board, and… Continue reading Lessons I’ve Learned In the Past Year

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Why You Need to Watch “Thirteen Reasons Why”

I’ve seen the blog posts, the angry mothers, and the social media rants. Perhaps you have too. But when I actually looked into why parents were disgruntled over the new Netflix series Thirteen Reasons Why, I was a bit dumbfounded. As you know, I’m not an expert on the issue, but I am an educator… Continue reading Why You Need to Watch “Thirteen Reasons Why”