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Survivor Wall – Kashana’s Story

I am no stranger to “Daddy issues.” Almost all the memories I have of my biological Father are of being sexually abused by him. My Step-Father, Jack (whom I consider my Daddy in every way), was an alcoholic with anger issues. As a young girl, I witnessed many acts of domestic violence between he and… Continue reading Survivor Wall – Kashana’s Story

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Survivor Wall – Yukon Chic

I am a survivor! My story is a bit different than the others I have read here on the Survivor Wall but I still think it needs to be told. I survived 13 years of every abuse there is, physical, mental, sexual, emotional, verbal, etc. Below is a very brief summation of my story. There… Continue reading Survivor Wall – Yukon Chic

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Calling All Survivors – Will You Share Your Story?

Are you a survivor?  Forget Me Not Advocacy Group is creating a survivor wall and wants to share your story.  Our goal is to raise awareness, educate our society on the prevalence of abuse, and to support those healing from domestic violence, child abuse, and rape.  We all know the numbers are too high, and by… Continue reading Calling All Survivors – Will You Share Your Story?

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A Look Inside the Forget Me Not Advocacy Group

Forget Me Not Advocacy Group, Inc. (“FMN”) is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. FMN was formed when I saw a need I wished to fill. As I wrote, and made more connections, people started sharing their stories with me and asking me to speak publically. Based on numerous conversations, and tons of… Continue reading A Look Inside the Forget Me Not Advocacy Group

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Why Should I Care?

It’s always good to have an honest friend. You know, that one who doesn’t filter their thoughts and simply says it as it is. This particular friend said to me, “Why should I care?” And he got me to thinking. He wasn’t necessarily talking about domestic violence, but he struck a chord with me. Why… Continue reading Why Should I Care?

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Do you really know what it is to fear?

Don’t let your fear of what could happen make nothing happen. Today I write partially out of frustration and partially out of realization.  I was always a bit tough on the outside.  Rarely did I fear things that were not in my control.  I was a risk taker of sorts.  Don’t like the job, quit.… Continue reading Do you really know what it is to fear?

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Why the Struggle?

I really hope that the reading raises people’s consciousness of domestic abuse and sexual assaults on women. ~Allison Funk~ When something is brought to my attention multiple times in a few days, I tend to pay attention. Just recently I have heard domestic violence/abuse referred to in two ways that I would have never expected;… Continue reading Why the Struggle?

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What About October?

You know my name, not my story.  You’ve heard what I’ve done, not what I’ve been through. Did you know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month?  I’m sure many of you don’t.  I was not even aware of this until I started this blog.  As a survivor of domestic violence, I find that quite… Continue reading What About October?