A Purpose Greater Than Sorrow – Finding Courage After Rape and Domestic Violence

Rape. Shock. Disillusionment. Fear. Abuse. Declining Mental Health.

This is what I’ve lived with. This is my true story I want to share with you.

“Mom, Dad, I was raped by Uncle Sal.” The room is deafening quiet. Dad grabs his jacket without a word and storms out of the house.

I lived with the pain of feeling worthless as a child after being raped by a family member. Not having support or understanding from my parents and being sent away to a boarding school led me to succumb to alcohol.

Do you know what it’s like to live with domestic violence and feel you can’t get out? He isn’t that bad, at least no one can see…

After being in an abusive marriage and then finding my way out, I found myself back in the arms of another abuser. This time, my son was almost killed. The cycle had to end here.

Do you want to know how I broke the cycle of abuse?

I realized learning what a healthy relationship was what was needed and taught violence prevention in the school systems. I became an advocate, as well as a public speaker, sharing my personal story of abuse.

Do you live with mental health issues due to abuse and want to learn how I healed?

Being an advocate helping victims with their trauma and dealing with my own, led me to declining mental health and was on the brink of suicide. Learn how I dug myself out of the trenches and am living a joyful life.

I want to share my story with victims and their families in hopes to heighten awareness and to let them know they are not alone. To provide the tools they so desperately need.

There is a way out of an abusive relationship. You can heal. You can become a survivor!

To Be Released July 2021

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