History of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

I am a domestic violence survivor and thriver. I lived in an abusive marriage for ten years. During that time I had three children and one miscarriage. I was daily insulted, debased, physically and mentally abused, emotionally torn, and debilitated to the point of contemplating suicide rather than continue. That was over thirty years ago. I have since remarried, earned college degrees, worked in social … Continue reading History of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Brain to Books Blog Tour – Elizabeth Horton-Newton

Brain to Books Blog Tour Fast Facts Author: Elizabeth Horton-Newton Genre: Romantic Thrillers Book: “Riddle” and “View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale” Official Site Bio: Elizabeth Horton-Newton was born and raised in New York City. She began writing when she was a child, writing stories for friends and family. In the 4th grade at P.S. 151 in Manhattan she wrote an essay about … Continue reading Brain to Books Blog Tour – Elizabeth Horton-Newton

“Broken” by Roni-Askey-Doran

Broken by Roni Askey-Doran My rating: 5 of 5 stars Roni-Askey-Doran grabbed my attention from the very first sentence in “Broken”. I had to find out what would drive Emily Zylaz to decide to commit suicide on her birthday. As I followed Emily through her day and learned more about her journey to this pivotal day I began to understand how she came to that … Continue reading “Broken” by Roni-Askey-Doran

Why Stay? Why Leave? Why Abuse?

I have listened to the questions and read the responses to the domestic abuse questions; why do the abused stay and why do they finally leave. While I admit it started me remembering my personal experiences it also got me thinking about why I was being abused. Once again, as I had many years ago, I questioned whether I had done something to deserve the … Continue reading Why Stay? Why Leave? Why Abuse?

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