Yesterday was a huge day for me. Yesterday I stood on a stage in front of over 200 adults and shared my story. Yesterday I was one of eight speakers at TEDxNSU. This was, by far, the biggest public speaking event I have ever done. As a teacher and the educator at Forget Me Not… Continue reading The Power of Sharing
This past Friday, as I was serving coffee at my part-time job, a text message came through. “Hey, did you know there was a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale Airport? Just wanted you to know in case you were going to be in the area.” In the area? The coffee shop where I work is… Continue reading Take a Stand – Speak Out
#GivingTuesday is November 29th! After a weekend of holiday shopping and spending, a new day has been created to take a moment to give back. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. As a new charitable organization, Forget Me Not Advocacy Group, is currently 100% funded… Continue reading #GivingTuesday and #FMNAdvocacyGroup
October is almost here. Crisp air, fall leaves, apples, and cider…well, if you don’t live in South Florida that is. But one can dream, right? October ushers in more than fall, however. It is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to stop for a moment and reflect on how Domestic Violence affects us all; individually,… Continue reading October, a Memoir, and a Birthday (Oh My!)
This week has been amazing on so many levels. I’m not even sure where to start, and yet I know why I want to share this with you. You are the reason for my joy this week. I’m talking about my fellow survivors, those who are trying to help friends or family members, and those… Continue reading This Week
I saw this and couldn’t wait to share. “No Pity. No Shame. No Silence.” Such very simple truths structured in these very simple sentences.