Intimate Partner Violence/ Domestic Violence

Don’t let your past define your future

My story starts as a young girl at the age of seven coming from a dysfunctional family that fell apart from the beginning. A mother who was mentally unstable with five children and a father...

Wife beating

I ran away from an extremely abusive marriage despite everyone including my own parents advising me to endure the pain and be silent about it because according to our culture women should...

Ray’s Transformation

I am a Survivor of family/relationship trauma. Mother was abused by my father for 15 years and I growing up in a home where violence was prevelant swore I would never be a victim. However...

I’m sorry I did not believe her

I’m sorry, I’m so sorry, that I didn’t believe her. I sat back and I watched her wonderful spark fade. I sat there and I watched as her eyes dulled, her tears evaporated, and her...

From Survivor to Thriving Conqueror

I am the managing director at BTSADV, a dv educator in my community, a growing speaker, an empowerment blogger via holistic health at KayLa’s Positivity Corner, and very recent...

Andrea’s journey to self love

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it includes references to child abuse, sexual assault, violence and rape. I can’t remember a time when violence and trauma...

“My heart is full”

VIDEO: Joanne Rama tells her courageous story of overcoming racism and family violence while celebrating her role as a midwife.

Another Chance

Another Chance I have no idea how to feel because I had loved him so much. César was my first love my first everything. I gave him all my love and kindness. I’m scared of falling in love...

I’m only stronger

Wednesday night of November 1, 2017 I was beaten half to death by my ex boyfriend. He kicked me, punched me, pistol whipped me and took the battery out of my phone therefore, making it...