Category Archive: Domestic Violence Awareness

Aug 12 2017

CCADV “I Choose” Campaign

The CCADV Mission: Works to improve social conditions and lead, Connecticut’s response to domestic violence through policy, public awareness, technical assistance and training. ( When CCADV newsletter arrives, I am anxious to read what the coalition has been up to. I often take away new statistics and info to share at my speaking events. In this issue they …

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Jul 14 2017

Domestic Abuse: Breaking the Cycle and Making a Difference

 Just know you are not alone in your perpetual struggle to crawl out. Victims of abuse and domestic violence have been demonized as a personal sin, like it is a choice, the price of not knowing any better. The more I research, and learn about the reality of what is really going on all around us, and the surge …

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May 10 2017

An Exciting Thirty Days

What a whirlwind of exciting fun this past thirty days. Starting with Selling and signing copies of my book at the 3rd Annual Women of Hope Conference, It was one terrific day. Next, I was off to a business forum hosted by our Southington Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Office.  Our guest speaker Kathy McAfee, America’s Marketing Motivator was …

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Mar 06 2016

NO MORE Postcard Invitation

    NO MORE has created an overarching symbol to unify all people, organizations, companies and communities around bringing an end to domestic violence and sexual assault. It is called NO MORE. Like the peace sign, the yellow “support our troops” ribbon or the red AIDS ribbon, the goal of NO MORE is to raise …

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Mar 01 2016

No More Week 2016

  Something BIG planned for NO MORE Week 2016… The NO MORE Week Postcard! Your personalized postcards will be printed, featured in a public display of the NO MORE symbol in New York City, and delivered en masse to NO MORE Week events across the country. They’ll also be featured online in the NO MORE Week …

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Feb 24 2016

Abuse Can Happen to Anyone

Lead singer of the popular band Chvrches, Lauren Mayberry, wants you to know that domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone. Lauren shared her personal experience with abuse publicly, with an important message to spotlight: Just because someone doesn’t hit you, doesn’t mean that they aren’t hurting you. We’re so thankful for Lauren’s courage …

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Feb 15 2016

No More Week of Action 2016

  I’m committed to helping NO MORE raise awareness and encourage bystander engagement around domestic violence and sexual assault. The response has been overwhelming!  Go here to check out all the events going on during the NO MORE Week of Action 2016.   Whether it’s participating in The NO MORE Challenge, creating a NO MORE Week postcard, …

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Feb 14 2016

Valentines Against Violence

Valentines Against Violence by Heather Novak In her blog, Heather Novak shares what she considers a very touchy subject. Apparently, Valentine’s day has a higher than average incidence of domestic violence. February is also National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Three years ago she lost a friend to domestic violence. Go here to read her post.  …

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Jan 17 2016

I was in the Citizen Newspaper!

          January 15, 2016 No longer a victim, woman gains empowerment Today’s story deals with the often hidden terror of violence and abuse in the home.  The personal journey of a Southington woman who virtually lived her childhood under the cruel parental dominance of forced domestic labor in the darkness of …

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Dec 18 2015

23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

Crawling Out was reviewed by Writer’s Digest!  Check out the judge’s comments below …    Books are evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “needs improvement” and 5 meaning “outstanding”. This scale is strictly to provide a point of reference, it is not a cumulative score and does not reflect ranking. …

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Nov 07 2015

A Celebration of Survival

I was honored to be invited by Elmer Freeman, PhD, Executive Director of CCHERS, The Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc. to be the key note speaker at their 20th Annual ‘Celebration of Survival‘ that took place October 27th, 2015 at Northeastern University. Community Advocacy Program (CAPS) is a vital partnership among …

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Oct 20 2015


  #DVAM   Say NO MORE to domestic violence and sexual assault. Go HERE to find out how you can help  us spread the word.        

Oct 12 2015

Respect Life Conference

  I was honored to be one of the presenters at the 16th annual Respect Life Conference on October 17th at Holy Angels Church in Meriden. My topic: 50 Years -Untold Fears. I was overwhelmed not only by the standing-room only crowd, but also by the number of invitations to share my story with even more groups and …

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Sep 13 2015

My Chat with Gil Simmons

I met Gil Simmons, Channel 8 Weatherman!   I got up early for my walk and pulled in to Hubbard Park at 6:15 am, just as Life Star was landing.I was lucky to get a whole minute on live TV to chat with Gil.   I shared that I am an author and that I’ll …

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Aug 29 2015

Casey Morley Radio Interview

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