Domestic Violence Awareness
Organized by: Purple Purse Charms
With his convincing smile and loving words, you hope he will love you forever. You want to believe he will take care of you. He has never put his hands on you just a little bit of screaming.... There are so many women who are found in this situation: before they can even identify or know what is happening, they find themselves a victim of domestic violence, emotional and financial abuse..... After 24 years of emotional , psychological and financial abuse, I sat down and began to write to stop the never ending tape recorder playing in my head. The memories of the yelling, cursing, controlling, and withholding things kept haunting me. As I began to write, I felt some relief. It was the beginning of my release from my past. The poems and chapters began to flow out of me onto the paper quickly. I became overwhelmed by the emotions of 20+ years of trauma. The tears ran down my face as I wrote. I had to stop, pray, and shift to something else to keep myself together, then go back at it again. This was my therapy session. As I continued writing, the connection and relating to thousands of others hit me so hard that I began to cry. I thought about the many who are still suffering whether in or out of the relationship, and their cries are not heard. Their tears are not seen. Their bruises are covered up by the scarf, the glasses, or the hoodie on a hot summer day. I felt I had to finish the book to help someone else, even if it was just one other person. I need your help to get this book published, and with your support you will be a part of helping others heal. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your caring heart and generosity.