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
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
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
There are moments I fall asleep, only to awake from a nightmare; where instantly, through no will of my own, I am carried back in time to the spring of 1986. Transported to a place in time I wish never existed; paralyzed by my own fear, feeling the same gut wrenching feelings, from head to… Continue reading Survivor Story – KJ’s 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?
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
Dear “You,” You are the people that represent stability in a victim’s life, or at least you should. You are their parents, their siblings, their extended family, and their friends. Perhaps you are the friend or family of the abuser. Or, maybe you are the neighbor next door, across the hall, or down the street.… Continue reading A Letter to the Family and Friends of Victims