(from TheHotline.org) Books: General Battered Wives – Del Martin But I Love Him: Protecting Your Teen Daughter from Controlling, Abusive Dating Relationships – Jill Murray Chain Chain Change: For Black Women in Abusive Relationships – Evelyn C. White Getting Free: A Handbook for Women in Abusive Relationships – Ginny NiCarthy Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence – Susanna Hope, Alex Roslin I Love a Firefighter: What the Family
Watching If you deny people a voice, their own voice, there’s no way you will every know who they were, and so they are erased. ~Alice Walker Activist Deray Mckesson has a saying, “Watch whiteness work.” Think of it as an alert, like “Breaking News”. It has a lot of meaning in Black cultures. One meaning is: pay attention to how racism, prejudice, and discrimination predictably come
I’d like to introduce to some of you a Survivor who makes me smile instantly. He is passionate, informed, and somehow finds a way to do this often distressful work with gregarious joy. If you are ever low on hope or happiness Wyatt O’Brian Evans always seems to have a bit in his overflow you can grab onto. You can read his full bio here. Wyatt O’Brian Evans is a
My whole world shifted. As always, it was the fault of the mother. Yes, it was. I have worked with victims/survivors of sexual violence for well over two decades. Recently my central focuses are child sexual abuse prevention & healthy response. Actually, it was my mother who encouraged me to go in this direction. She thought that she had done everything right. She asked us questions often.
Now last week WE posted the affirmation: Survivor Affirmation: I Can Make a Difference! Well, WE like to show that Survivors do make a difference. WE make a difference every single day in countless ways. In this post, WE highlight two Survivors who are making a tremendous difference to help other victims/Survivors. Meet: Neil Brick and Nancy Kilgore MS [press release] Neil Brick, Editor of S.M.A.R.T. Newsletter, Celebrates Twenty Years
Glad to see that we are in a season of listening to the powerful voices of Survivors. Excellent! What is most unfortunate is that there are so many out there. This week I gathered up a cross section of a few memoirs that I have read about the healing journey. Each one is truly authentic. I don’t think that any two are the same. While it isn’t “good” that they
Survivors of oppression and/or violence are the most inspiring people I that I have encountered in life!Creating ways to survive and finding their own voices when everyone around them; friends, foe, and allies, want them to keep silent.I was honored to interview Survivor Shanika Sealy. She found her voice in spite of the pressure to keep silent while writing her book, Please Help Me, Santa. Here is the video:
I don’t want to go to therapy sessions with people.I canceled quite a few of my own back in the day. Because therapy, if you’re doing it right, isn’t just complaining about who done ya wrong. It is the hardest thing that you will ever have to do in life. I promise you.I would read those books because therapists would stop me in the middle of my sentence and say, “You know, you