A 10-year-old girl has been bullied relentlessly, but now a Chesapeake woman is taking action to help her with love. She is sending her a lot of love from Hampton Roads in the form of letters. “She’s been bullied almost daily. Relentlessly, to the point where she hates going to school,” said Neisha Himes, the Read More >
The first time she was hit, she said, the argument was over a text from an ex. Sitting on the edge of the bed, Neisha Himes reached down to get her purse to make a quick exit. Suddenly, she said, he was right there. He hit her with a pillow so hard that she fell Read More >
In a surprise to no one, police have arrested the former boyfriend of Bellamy Gamboa in her slaying and disappearance from her Virginia Beach home. Lamont Johnson told law enforcement he pushed Gamboa down some stairs and then choked her to death. It was that straightforward. It was that vicious.
Discover how Neisha Himes helps others rise above domestic abuse. See how the State Fair of Virginia keeps farming alive. Learn how historic landmark cases are brought to life by writer Rebekah L. Pierce, when she visits Daphne’s Corner. The Spotlight on Virginia Music shines on the popular and poetic music of Marie Miller.
“We were introduced through a mutual friend; a friend who believed we would be ‘perfect’ for each other. She invited me to a birthday party where he was set to attend, and through her contagious excitement, I became excited too. The night of the party I was miserably sick. Coughing, sneezing, stuffy… everything that NyQuil Read More >
On WHRO’s Another View, host Barbara Hamm Lee recently discussed how to break the cycle of domestic violence, with co-host and cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby, domestic violence survivor and G.R.O.W. founder Neisha Himes, and the CEO of the YWCA South Hampton Roads Dr. Mary Kate Andres. One major point about domestic violence is how it Read More >
Two news stories the same day hinted at the hope – and awful harm – that victims of domestic violence face. The articles revealed that women can chart a course free of punches, gunshot wounds and psychological abuse. Sadly, one message in Saturday’s Virginian-Pilot also showed that murder can occur. Loved ones, the police and Read More >
A Virginia mom helped distribute hundreds of Valentine’s Day chocolates to victims of domestic violence in her community this year as a way of “spreading healthy love” and reminding survivors that they are not alone. “It hit me that Valentine’s Day is coming up and people who are coming out of a domestic violence situation Read More >
As many survivors of domestic violence learn once we start to share our stories with other survivors, abusers tend to use similar tactics against their victims. However, each of us also experiences forms of abuse that are exploitative of our individual circumstances. One example of this can occur in interracial relationships and is referred to Read More >
Join Florenza for a thought-provoking, EMPOWERING hour with her next guest speaker, Neisha Himes. Neisha is working on a new project that demonstrates the importance and benefits of self-expressive therapy for survivors of trauma. If you or a loved one have suffered trauma, you will not want to miss the next episode of Words to Read More >