Ressurrection Graves wrote a memoir and released it in honor of National Child Abuse Month April 2011. After penning Identity Crisis, Identity Christ Is: A Journey To Love, her mother reading it called Ressurrection in astonishment. There conversation lead to Ressurrection’s work today, to bring awareness, healing, prevention and intervention to child sexual abuse.
Ressurrection’s instincts about the correlation between child sexual abuse and homelessness were true. She found that 97% of homeless mothers had been sexually abused as a child and/or raped as an adult.
The more that she became involved in awareness she found her own voice – her niche. Today Ressurrection’s focus is making child sexual abuse grooming (a term that she has created) a felony and exposing pro-pedophile groups who intend to legalize sexual abuse.
You will find this information in her new book: Sexual Discipleship: Exposing the Strategic Plan to Legalize Sex with Children. Ressurrection has also created the curriculum: Ten Ways to Safeguard Your Child from Sexual Abuse and this information will also be found in the aforementioned book due in 2013!
She is currently crowdfunding for her book project at the above link. She has confirmed that her book cover will be authentically created by none other than the celebrity visual artist Demont “Peekaso” Pinder who was discovered traveling on tour with Raheem DeVaughn about ten years ago.
Last year, 2012 Ressurrection wrote stories about people who have healed from child sexual abuse. Some of those stories included Marko Hamlin, Johnnetta McSwain, Catherine Marie Portillo, Sundi Jo, Victoria Pendragon, Jan Williams and Jason Kidd whose story helped to launch the “Make Child Sexual Abuse Grooming a Felony” petition on Change.org.
In honor of National Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month (what we call it) April 2013, Ressurrection has partnered with Lisa J. Monroe a photographer from Washington, DC to provide a photo exhibit of individuals who are healed, or are healing from the scars of abuse.
We want Heal Me With Words™ to be a place where people can come to and see poster-boards with messages that affirm their healing journey. We want to see the supernatural power of healing and to inspire you with words. The title of this project is a eye-to-eye contact approach to healing through photograph exhibition. Many people want to be healed, and they don’t know where to start. They reach out, and with this campaign, we are reaching back. With that Lisa J. Monroe and I give you The Heal Me With Words™ Project. – Ressurrection Graves
The process is simple. We have several dates and times that you can come and get your picture taken in Washington, DC, Arlington or Manassas, Virginia in April to have it uploaded and added to this website and our Facebook page Heal Me With Words™.
Below are the dates and activities:
***Please bring your poster-board and preferably a BLUE Sharpie (because that is the color that represents Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month).***
April 5th Arlington, Va: is the Ten Ways to Safeguard Your Child from Sexual Abuse Seminar in honor of National Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month. It is our campaign kick off. Heal Me With Words™ will not be present to take pictures but we ask that you support our mission to prevent child sexual abuse by learning from Ressurrection’s presentation. You can take pictures of your own here and then email them to us: ressurrection dot wordpress at yahoo dot com
April 5th Arlington, Va: is the Somebody Say Word Open Mic Event. Co-hosted by 13 of Nazareth, you will get the very best in poetry, music, vocalists, and other performing arts from the Washington DC area. Heal Me With Words™ will not be present to take pictures but we ask that you support the open mic and the amazing artists who do come. You can take pictures of your own here and then email them to us: ressurrection dot wordpress at yahoo dot com
April 13th Manassas, Va: is Arts Alive! is a free festival put on by the Prince William County Arts Council. Ressurrection will perform poetry in honor of National Poetry Month. The event is held at the Hylton Performing Arts Center and serves as the largest arts event in the area. The event is scheduled from 12pm-8pm. Lisa J. Monroe will be present from 12pm – 4pm to take pictures for Heal Me With Words™
April 22nd Washington, DC: is the Million March against Child Abuse headed by Domonick’s Warriors and held in Lafayette Park. We will join their efforts in numbers. Lisa J. Monroe and Ressurrection will be outside with the Heal Me With Words™ project. You can take a picture with your poster-board in Lafayette Park during this historic event. Ressurrection Graves will be a speaker at this event as well.
Here are the steps:
1. Grab a blue sharpie
2. Grab a posterboard (like the picture)
3. Write a revelation you had while you were healing (from anything)
4. Take a Picture!
5. Call with questions 202.717.7377 (RESS)
6. Send it to: email@example.com
7. Heal Me With Words
And here is the writing prompt: Remember a time when you had a deep revelation during your healing process. What was this transformational revelation that helped you heal?
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Would you like Ressurrection to add your organization or event to her Itinerary for April? If she is a speaker at your event, Heal Me With Words™ can also participate with their photo exhibit to bring healing to others. If you are interested, please see the “BOOK ME” page above, or call: 202.717.7377 (RESS) **All of the links in this article are live and can be clicked on for more information**
Heal Me With Words™ is a trademark of Ressurrection Graves. The pictures are copyright of Ressurrection Graves and Lisa J. Monroe. All Rights Reserved.