“Torn From the Inside Out” Sara Niles

Torn From the Inside Out by Sara Niles My rating: 5 of 5 stars In “Torn From the Inside Out” Sara Niles takes the reader through the escalating cycles of abuse. Watching her grow from a lively and curious child to a tortured and demoralized wife and mother is a compelling if painful journey. This is not a book for the squeamish but it is … Continue reading “Torn From the Inside Out” Sara Niles

Japan’s Odd Festival (NSFW – Adult Content)

Every once in a while I see something that leaves me speechless. If you know me at all you can appreciate how rare those occasions are. Today’s Huffington Post Weird News had an article that has left me with my mind spinning. Apparently the city of Kawasaki Japan has a very unusual holiday which takes places on the second Sunday of each April. A little … Continue reading Japan’s Odd Festival (NSFW – Adult Content)

Love Marriage and Murder: Domestic Violence Fatality Review Boards by Sara Niles

Originally posted on MAKE an IMPACT:
    Love, Marriage and Murder, are words that are normally not closely associated in the average mind, although those words become the sad reality of many relationships in which there is serious domestic violence, or violence with the threat of permanent physical harm or death. The patterns that are present in domestic homicides have been used in the… Continue reading Love Marriage and Murder: Domestic Violence Fatality Review Boards by Sara Niles

Sexual Assault Awareness

The National Network to End Domestic Violence has declared April as Sexual Assault Awareness month. What is sexual assault? That’s a question with many answers. Sexual violence includes rape, intimate partner violence, incest, child sexual abuse, any unwanted sexual contact, human trafficking, sexual exposure, and even voyeurism. Sexual violence is not limited to any age group and can be experienced by children, teens, adults, and … Continue reading Sexual Assault Awareness