Tag Archive: Taking Action Against Domestic Violence

ROBIN ROBERTS – Confronting Adversity

Always a "thumbs up" for this courageous broadcaster, and well on her way to being a survivor X2! Godspeed, Robin.

We all have to confront adversity at times during our lives. It’s inevitable. It’s a part of life. An important lesson is in knowing it is not so much the adversity we must go through as the manner in which we make it through to the other side. Robin Roberts seems to have had more than…

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

Lissette 2010 Emmy

Women’s History Month comes along in March. You're probably thinking of such as Betsy Ross, Florence Nightingale, Mother Teresa or . . .? Maybe it's just my sense of finding hidden messages in the most unlikely places, but I find it interesting that March is Women's History Month. Throughout the history of America, women have marched…

HOW DO I MAKE THE MOST OF MY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INJUNCTION/RESTRAINING ORDER?

Are you thinking that injunction isn’t worth the paper it’s written on? Do you wonder how you can make the most of the fact you have an injunction against your abuser? You will notice when this Order was entered on my behalf, it was an Order for a temporary ex parte “injunction.” Today they are…

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE—How Did I Get Into Another Abusive Relationship?—Part 2

After another year or two of total detachment and singlehood, I decided to try again, through the internet sites. At least my radar had finally been delivered, installed and was operative, maybe not always working at its best, but better with each new encounter. I met some real loonies, once nearly being raped, once being…

Halloween – and the last day of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Personally, I find it a bit ironic that the last day of Domestic Violence Awareness Month is also the day of ghosts, goblins and tricks. Many survivors of domestic violence are still haunted by the ghosts of their past, while most victims are still being tricked into staying in an abusive or violent relationship. Ironically,…

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED – Taking Action Against Domestic Violence

Have you read more than one post on my blog? Do you visit often, or is this your first time here? Please let me extend a special invitation to you. On October 14, 2011, beginning at 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, ABC Action News will air their annual primetime Emmy award winning special, TAKING ACTION AGAINST…

Carolyn’s Story to Air on ABC Action News – 2011 Campaign

 It has been quite a journey, from a young 18-year-old bride, living through 16+ years of domestic violence, then finding a life full of hope, faith, restoration and empowerment – empowerment to reach out and help others who are being victimized today, or struggling in their attempt at becoming a survivor. ABC Action News annually produces their…

HEROES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

In her early 20s she was beaten in the head with a hammer, doused with kerosene and set ablaze. She shared how, with third-degree burns over 80% of her body, she prayed to God to live. That’s all she asked for… the chance to live and raise her two children. God heard her prayer and through sheer miracle, she survived.