Alternatives for Battered Women (ABW)
Organized by: Kelli June
Hello Gang. I have been asked to speak at a fundraiser for a foundation that saved my life as a young child. My father was an abusive alcoholic and one unfortunate New Years Eve Day after a long night of drinking he decided to wake me up and when I didn't want to get up at the age of 10 years old he decided to beat me up, the welts were on my body for weeks. Due to this, I remember walking up to the police officer and holding out my arms to be arrested..he broke down in tears. I for a long time didn't understand why my mother did not leave him, until I fell victim to an ex boyfriend who did the very same thing to me. That morning we were escorted to a shelter, me my lill bag and Winnie the pooh. They saved my life, and after a year of abuse by my ex boyfriend I went to the counselors there for help. I am and will forever be in there debt. They saved us from my father, regrettably he was murdered 19 years ago. Part of me loves him, part of me hates him. But the day I buried him I knew that he was saved, no longer suffering. The scars are there still emotionally and physically. But that is why I choose not to drink and will do everything to give my son things most parent don't think of.. happy holidays weekends with no police no Monday court after he got arrested on the weekend. I was an old soul at a young age. If you can spare a few quarters it will help go towards bedding, stuffed animals for the children, non perishable items... If you have any questions just message me. If you need help MESSAGE ME. Thank you for your time.