What do you do when things don’t go according to plan? What do you do when your world falls apart? When everything you’ve ever known and been taught is in question? What if those things happened simultaneously? How do you make sense of it all? Do you ever? These are all the answers that I’ve searched for over the years. Some are more clear than others. This is my story.Read More
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…Read More
When I was growing up, there was always family in the house. The only thing i saw was love, affection, singing and dancing. I remember it was just fun and so much love until i turned 13. My life became hell after that. Abuse from my mother’s ex and two years of abuse from an ex-boyfriend. I never understood why men felt the need to put their hands on a woman. The world became a very different place, full of evil and hate, madness and hurt, depression and death. I started journaling a few months ago because i was finally ready to face my demons. I have more than one story of domestic violence, but this one sticks out more than the others because I grew up with him. He was my childhood sweetheart; my first Love, my first kiss and my first date. It had been 14 years since we dated when we decided to try the relationship again; this time as adults. Prior to our reconnection, he was dating someone I knew. I heard it was violent but I foolishly thought, this was me. I was the love of his life. He would change for me…wouldn’t he?Read More
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 destinyRead More