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)
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
Hi I’m Amanda and I’m a domestic violence survivor. I experienced domestic violence when I was teen. And this is my story. I was young and in love, or what I thought was love. We had started out as friends. And he was a great friend to me. We chatted online all the time talking… Continue reading Teen Dating Violence – Amanda’s Story
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?
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
#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