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The Rules

It wasn’t long before I quit my job that people started to comment on my demeanor.  “She’s gone full hippy, hasn’t she?” one co-worker said to another with a chuckle.  “Good for her, she’s following her dreams.  I wish I could just leave,” said another. I’m reminded of this as I struggle to wrap my… Continue reading The Rules

Podcast

It Doesn’t Matter Who You Are – An Interview with Actress and Nonprofit Leader Somy Ali

Somy Ali is a survivor, Bollywood actress, film producer, and founder of No More Tears, a nonprofit that works to free victims from domestic violence and human trafficking. Her personal story will captivate you, and her work with victims will inspire you. Somy’s interview spans the years and is a phenomenal story of how a… Continue reading It Doesn’t Matter Who You Are – An Interview with Actress and Nonprofit Leader Somy Ali

sexual assault

Why I’m Struggling With the #MeToo Movement

Perhaps you have heard of the #MeToo movement.  Who hasn’t?  It is splayed across social media, a topic of conversation among the talking heads, and most have an story or opinion to go with the hashtag. I even wrote about it, myself, not that terribly long ago. I was almost giddy when I first heard… Continue reading Why I’m Struggling With the #MeToo Movement

domestic violence · Podcast

Audio Blogging (The Podcast)

Wow! I am absolutely brimming with excitement! Have you ever had something come to fruition, and you don’t really know how, or when, or why it developed, but it did. It’s like the sky has opened up and the sun is shining brightly all around me. New energy is flowing and I’m almost getting too… Continue reading Audio Blogging (The Podcast)

poetry

Everyone’s Problem

What grief has enveloped our world today? Why can’t love simply be the way? Those who are unkind to the ones they should love, Take lives in additions to hearts, inflicting fear as they part. What right do you have to claim someone’s life, To steal it from a child taking their innocence and light?… Continue reading Everyone’s Problem

Teen Dating Violence

A Letter to Teens

Dear Teen, Did you know that February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month? I know, it sounds so depressing and I realize statistics are not the most interesting thing. But, bare with me a moment if you will. You are at that age where you are finding yourself. You are hanging with friends, living life… Continue reading A Letter to Teens