One of my best writing teachers taught me a great lesson. Read, read, read. Write, write, write. The best way to learn to write is to study the story telling skills of others. Like building a house. Now, we take our materials and build on top of that. How about we come up with some great books that help. But will anyone listen? I’ll admit. It is
Now, in order to tell your story you are going to need the details of your stories. No one can tell your story like you can. Survivors have some of the most fascinating stories ever. Why? 1.Stories of good vs. evil are of great interest to people from the time that they are small children. Good vs. evil is the core of most fairy tales. Sexual/domestic abuse is truly
SilenceYou have the right to remain silent. I learned about the Miranda rights case in my 8th grade Civics class.Great lesson. Remaining silent can actually keep you out of prison. Got it.That was pretty easy. That went right along with the family’s commandment. “Don’t put all your business in the street.” SpeakingBut who teaches when to speak? Who teaches us how to speak? Specifically, who teaches us how to talk about rape or sexual abuse?There are no classes for
And a bonus…… Make this week a great one. Take in all of the lessons and the blessings. Fail, succeed, grow, survive, and thrive! You got this.
In early 2002 or so a group of us Women of Color working in sexual and domestic drove down from Virginia to North Carolina to a two-day conference. It was a Women of Color conference. There weren’t many being held in the southern region. So at that time, nearby states drove to support one another just in case other people had “other things to do”. (Still that way in too