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Should You Break Your Silence?


When I talk to people who contact me about breaking their silence, and telling their story I am always cautious to include that some people may not believe them. I also mention that it is quite possible that some people will … Continue reading

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Deaf to Church: How the Homeless Get Lost


A few years ago, around the time that I went homeless, I felt that the church (not the pastors) were not compassionate or helpful in my time of crisis. Most people do not understand homelessness until they have become homeless. … Continue reading

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Stop Stalking: Excerpts from “Hey, Back Off!” by: Jennie Withers


Stalking Excerpts from Hey, Back Off! Tips for Stopping Teen Harassment By Jennie Withers Stalking is a form of harassment and bullying.  Harassment itself is unwanted attention, but stalking takes it a step further.  The victim is unable to ever … Continue reading

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Stalking Stuffers: What You Can Do To Disappear When You Are Being Stalked In Stages


Let’s be completely honest, either you have been a stage one stalker or you have been stalked at the stage one level at some point in your life. When people are soul-tied, emotionally connected to one another, who may not … Continue reading

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Overcoming Incest and The Effects of Child Sexual Abuse Grooming


Women and Men who have been incested often have trouble with developing and/or maintaining healthy relationships. It is somewhat confusing to do so because you have no real sense of what a healthy relationship is. For example, in incest abuse, … Continue reading

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Can People Help Both Victims and Perpetrators of Domestic and Sexual Violence?


I just got off of the phone with someone who I know was severely sexually abused, who I also suspected to be a pedophile based on things that were shared with me, and comments made here on this website (that … Continue reading

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Are Women More Violent Than Men and Do They Get Away With It? – Join the Discussion


In the month of October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, many people show their support for ending domestic violence. Coincidentally, I had the opportunity to face some feelings about forgiveness and walking in love by writing an open letter to my … Continue reading

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Love and Hip Hop’s K. Michelle and Domestic Violence: Does Emotional Abuse Excuse A Choice To Attack A Loved One?


I have to first say that as with child sexual abuse, predators have different profiles, and domestic violence comes with this same kind of distinction. In the popular Tyler Perry plays and movies, Madea (one of the main characters played … Continue reading

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A Journey To Love You Ten City Tour with Ressurrection


  ***ATTENTION*** I have started the most important campaign of my career on Indiegogo. Everyone can get involved. I have offered a few perks for you to donate to my campaign. My husband donated to help you De-Clutter one room … Continue reading

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Ginny Scales-Medeiros: Helping Bullies And Their Bullied Classmates


As a child Ginny Scales-Medeiros would show up to school in tattered clothing from her trailer park residence. She grew up dirt poor and bathed once per week. Her mother made her clothes and she was often targeted by school … Continue reading

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The Battle Of the Browns II: Are Chris and Bobby Brown the only abusers in their relationships?


In the last blog, The Battle of the Browns: Domestic Violence in the Media, I was responding emotionally to all of the people who seem to want to behead Bobby Brown and Chris Brown. I am not sure which one … Continue reading

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The Battle Of The Browns: Domestic Violence in the Media


“Love Will Find A Way” – Whitney Houston Right now, in the media fueled by Whitney Houston’s death there are repeated interviews of her which depict her life on drugs and in a domestically violent marriage to R&B Super Star … Continue reading

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My Career Journey: An Introduction Letter


Remember my last post “My Career Journey?” In this one, I want to revisit the experience that I mentioned which I desire to have as I work. And, here is a sample introduction letter that I am going to send … Continue reading

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Are Teens who commit Violent Acts in Dating Relationships just bored?


As a speaker on the subject of Teen Dating Relationships: Violence and Emotional Wellness, I thought that it was important to celebrate Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month with a blog post. So, I went digging for a spark of some … Continue reading

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I Did Not Know My Own Strength


In light of Whitney Houston’s death, I want to share with you why her last album saved my life. I was homeless, sleeping in my car. My home had foreclosed, my business was closed and the key had been turned … Continue reading

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Teen Dating Relationships: Violence and Emotional Wellness


Here is a copy of an impromptu video that was recorded to introduce me as a workshop facilitator for Teen Dating Relationships: Violence and Emotional Wellness. I have had the absolute pleasure of working with a high school afterschool group … Continue reading

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My Letter to My Mother – Overcoming Emotional Abuse


I’ve written My Letter to my Younger Self, and immediately I thought of some other blogs I will write like it. It wasn’t until an encounter with my mother the other day, right before the New Year that I sought … Continue reading

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FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY TODAY ONLY!


Today is my birthday and the absolute last thing that I thought I would be doing right now is writing a blog but I had to say thank you. I am literally in tears, choked up in tears, and even … Continue reading

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Homeless Teens: How to Protect your Child from Sexual abuse


One thing that really frustrated me about the article I wrote yesterday entitled, “If I were a Poor Black Kid- Response“, is that a middle-aged white guy wrote the article as if he could ever put himself in a poor … Continue reading

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Suggestions for how to end Homelessness Part One


“So keep it real with me, how can we help to eradicate homelessness? Or at the very least help someone out of being homeless.” This was a question sent to my In-box today. I did not want to respond in … Continue reading

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