I Survived...Domestic Abuse

I Survived...Domestic Abuse

On March 22, 2016, Yolanda suffered a tragic and near fateful domestic violence incident at the hands of her partner.  Her partner assaulted her with a hammer.  One of her son’s saved her life. As a result of this event, she lost her left eye and has endured 7 surgeries. She has a steel plate placed in her skull and now awaits facial reconstruction surgery to repair the damage from her attack. Although the event was traumatic it brought her closer to God, her family and more importantly her willingness to share her story with others. 

This is her story…

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I Survived...Sexual Violence

I Survived...Sexual Violence

It’s the story of lost innocence and black girls whose childhoods were robbed of them, their words filled with pain and trauma fall on deaf ears in our own community. Picked apart and judged by those who are supposed to protect us.  Abusers find refuge in our silence because they know they won’t be held accountable for their actions.  Victims violated repeatedly by their abusers and by a community that doesn’t value or protect them.   Young black girls and Black Women are forced then to become their own alchemists, searching for healing and understanding but lacking the tools to heal from an unimaginable trauma.  And you wonder why our smiles begin to fade and our exteriors harden…It’s our new armor because our world becomes different.  We’re trying to shield ourselves because we were left…unprotected. -D. Sanders (From the Blog Post, "She Said....She Said")

Today, I bring you, Survivor, Tierra Clark, who bravely and courageously chose to share her story. 

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Introduction to The Survivor Series!

Introduction to The Survivor Series!

The Survivor series is a collection of stories written by women just like you and I. Stories filled with pain and trauma, transformation, strength, and healing.  In each of these stories, you will see women who found their inner strength and who chose to not only survive but thrive. 

It is my honor to present these stories to you this month. As you read them, I hope you are inspired to push through whatever is seeking to break you or keep you from achieving your God Given purpose and destiny

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