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
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?
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
If you have some encouraging words to share, so that she does not feel along, please get them to the Freelancer at The Center for Survivors (the original blogger of this post). I’m sure this woman can us all of us standing behind her. Thank you!
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
Never in my life did I envision what Forget Me Not would become. This morning I sit here, reflecting on the past and contemplating the future, which is – I know – against everything I teach and subscribe to. However, in some instances, I believe it is ok to look back and be mesmerized by… Continue reading Finding My Path
I’ve noticed a trend; one I can relate to all too well. There are a lot of people out there, men and women, who know they need help, but fight the prospect of actually seeking it out. I was there. At times I still am. It’s kind of like losing weight. I know I have… Continue reading Choosing Survivor Status
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
Originally posted by The Freelancer. Yes, this is what healing feels like.
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