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A Letter to Parents, Teachers, and Other Adult Types

Dear Adult Types, You are the mothers, fathers, teachers, aunts, uncles, and roll models. You are the ones that are supposed to know what is important and what is not. The ones who our children and teenagers look to when they don’t have the answers. The ones responsible for molding our young people into responsible,… Continue reading A Letter to Parents, Teachers, and Other Adult Types

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Is it Funny?

The PSA played on screen front and center. Teen dating abuse is real, it doesn’t get better. Laughter arose from the corner, and then from the back. What is so funny? What skill can you possibly lack. The girl on the screen cried over sexting gone wrong. The girls in the audience laughed loud and… Continue reading Is it Funny?

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Dia de los Muertos

Today marks the annual Day of the Dead Celebration (DOTD) here in South Florida (and across the World for that matter).  As I prepare to go participate in the festivities, I have been thinking of those lost to domestic violence, and I am reminded of how lucky I am to be alive.   Dia de… Continue reading Dia de los Muertos

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20 Things You Can Do to Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence this October

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  But, I bet you knew that already.  So, what can you do to help raise awareness about Domestic Violence and Teen Dating Violence?  Here are 20 easy ways to get your October off to a good start. Wear a purple ribbon or clothing to show your support. Share information… Continue reading 20 Things You Can Do to Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence this October

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Men and Intimate Partner Violence

Did you know that nearly half of all men experience psychological aggression from an intimate partner in their lifetime? 1 in 4 men experience rape, physical violence, or stalking, and 1 in 7 experience severe physical violence. 40% of men have reported at least one form of coercive control (isolation, threats, blackmail, etc.) by an… Continue reading Men and Intimate Partner Violence

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A Victim’s Tortured Mind

Try not to imagine why a victim stays, but rather, try to actually put yourself in their shoes. What happens when your abuser becomes your world? What does it feel like? I’m talking about the day to day emotions that wrack your body. What are the thoughts, the expectations, the realities of the world in… Continue reading A Victim’s Tortured Mind