A Gift for You Because You are Who WE are Grateful For….(FREE download)

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse This year, my family will not be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday that we were taught about in school.  Nevertheless, we value many of the traditions that came out of those stories.  This week we focus on coming together and counting our blessings.   You are who we are grateful for. We are […]

How to Live a Healthy Life While Dealing with Unhealthy Circumstances (audio by Coach Shaun James)

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse   Greetings,   It gives me great pleasure to introduce to some, and present to others, NLP Coach, Shaun James.  Shaun happens to be one of my closest friends and advisers. He is also to be someone who brings enlightenment, encouragement, and empowerment wherever he goes.   I welcome you to take a […]

How Survivors of Sexual & Domestic Violence Can Make History

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse Fannie Lou Hamer! Motown! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr! Rosa Parks! Angela Davis! Eartha Kitt! Recy Taylor! Dr. Maya Angelou! Nina Simone! Dorothy Dandridge! Motown! Malcolm X!   Names you’ve heard. Just judging by who is mentioned during Black History Month, it might seem that, in order to make history one […]

How to Get the Truth Around Obstacles of Myths, Lies, & Distraction: Infographics

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse Let Me Tell It I once worked as the sexual assault Outreach Advocate for the state of Virginia.    Here is what I learned.  What one thing that I learned is that no human being can tell everyone’s story. It is just impossible.   It is why I like to build platforms […]

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How to Break Through Group Think and Get Your Message Delivered

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse You might have heard of a concept called “group think”. Short version: It means when everyone goes along in the same direction because that is what they are used to.  They almost do it habitually.  Like a routine They forgot ‘why’ a long time ago.  In fact, the ‘why’ doesn’t even matter […]

How Survivors Can Preserve the Lessons from Their Experiences for Storytelling

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse In order to tell your story, you are going to need the details. No one can tell your story like you can. And 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 […]

Survivors Have the Right to Tell Their Stories

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse Silence You 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.” […]

What’s In a Name: A Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse names Her Rapist

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse Did I tell y’all about that time that they printed a speech  I delivered in public in the paper?  Well, that isn’t even the most interesting part.  The most interesting part was deciding whether or not to name the child rapist from my past. I bring this up because of this […]

What a Difference a Voice Makes

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse I am the most talkative of my mother’s three children.  I think that is how I began to write.  Part enjoyment, but yeah, part necessity.   I was wearing people out.     But it wasn’t until the age of 19/20 that I came into my voice.   I remember looking […]

5 Reasons Why the Silence Around Abuse Isn’t Golden

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse They say “silence is golden”.  No, it isn’t, it’s tarnished and rusty on the edges.  At least when it comes to abuse it is. Allow me to show my work: Backstory: A few months ago I was visiting a family member.  One day when my son was about 7, he was walking home […]