Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence: 1 in 4 women will be victims; 65% of victims will keep it hidden from others; 3 out of 4 people will know someone who is a victim even if they aren’t aware of it; 3 women a day are killed by a former or intimate partner; 10 women a week commit suicide due to problems that arise from domestic violence related issues; 1 in 12 women will be stalked in their lifetime by a former or intimate partner, for an average duration of almost two years, 80% of women who are stalked by former husbands are physically assaulted by that partner and 30% are sexually assaulted by that partner, Victims may experience psychological trauma, financial hardship and even death; 76% of female homicide victims were stalked prior to their death…. 

If someone is reaching out grab a hold of them you may be the lifeline they need. Even if they aren’t offer them a lifeline it may be their only way out.

We All Have Closets

3307642698_5465421504 I named this category out of respect for Ash Beckham and her performance at Tedx Boulder. After listening to her monologue, four times in a row, I realized that although I had been living in my own closet.  My “closet” was that we were living in an abusive home and I felt to stupid and embarrassed to tell anyone.   I finally escaped that closet only to trade it for another. So within this series you will read my about my “Closet” and I think I will leave it at that for now and close with my two favorite quotes from the piece:

“Inside in the dark you can’t tell what color the walls are, you just know what it feels like to live in a closet.”

“At some point in our lives we all live in closets and they may feel safe, or at least safe than what lies on the other side of the door, but I am here to tell you that no matter what your walls are made of a closet is no place to live.”

I would recommend that everyone take the time to listen to this video:


Don’t think for a minute this category will be me bragging about how I am ‘supermom’ and I have the most amazing three children in the world.  Even though both are true, that is the last you will hear about that.  Expect sarcastic, ironic, hilarious, epic fails here and possibly some heartbreak as well.  Anything else would just be me trying to make you think we have a perfect life and I won’t do it.  Except when we do and it may not be “average”, whatever that means, but when it is just the four of us it is pretty perfect to be honest.