Well here I am...finally really doing this. Putting to 'paper' my thoughts, feelings and emotions about surviving and thriving after domestic violence. This won't always be pretty, probably will hurt. I've healed, forgiven and moved on but even after 20 years it is still with me and probably always will be. Its not something I think about all the time, but as an advocate I hear and see stories. I am friends with other advocates and hear what they do and deal with on a daily basis. Their struggles, pains, frustrations and hopes for a time when they no longer have to advocate for the voiceless, and afraid. My hope is that someone will hear and feel my words. Recognize signs, and avoid relationships that are unhealthy. At the very least I am hoping this will allow someone to talk, share, release, be educated, be empowered and be free. You may also freely message me, or email if you are not ready for public conversation. I have chosen to add a login for this as well as approving comments. Hopefully this will help you feel safe.
Here are some quotes that I hope resonate...because they are true....
"I no longer feared the darkness once I knew the phoenix in me would rise from the ashes."
"And just as the Phoenix rose from the ashes, she too will rise. Returning from the flames, clothed in nothing but her strength, more beautiful than ever before."
- Shannen Heartz.
"I’m like a phoenix. I rise from the ashes."
- Bess Myerson.
These are the Chronicles of the Phoenix........