Survivor Sunday

Natalee

This month’s #SurvivorSunday submission comes by way of “Natalee”, a courageous 17-year old girl who is telling her story for the first time. To protect her identity as a survivor and minor, we are using an alias and stock photo of her choice. We invite you to join us as Natalee shares a heart-rending tale Read More >

Shanya Speller

This month’s #SurvivorSunday feature comes by way of a woman who first learned the meaning of survival as a little girl.  Read below as Shanya, a resilient mother of two, takes us on a journey from her childhood through present date– a journey filled with self-reflection, heartache, hope and the determination to give her children Read More >

In Memory of Miranda

This month’s #SurvivorSunday feature is a fearless advocate and the epitome of resiliency after trauma, Ms. Kris Anglin Barney.  After the loss of her 3 year old daughter, Miranda, at the hands of her father, Kris set out on a mission to change domestic abuse laws. With the memory of her daughter and the pain Read More >

Cheryl Chavers

Happy Sunday!  This month’s #SurvivorSunday feature is recognizing a woman who has made it her mission to help survivors and children living with abuse find their way to freedom.  Social Worker turned Domestic Violence Specialist, Cheryl Chavers, has years of experience advocating for those fighting to survive, but what many do not know is that Read More >

“JJ”

April is a month symbolizing growth and fresh starts, so it’s only right we share this warrior’s story as we enter this new season.  A survivor of intense  “unseen” abuse,  JJ celebrated her 9 year “freedomversary” this month.  Here, she shares her story of reflection, resiliency and lessons in love from her grandfather–all in the Read More >

Mike

This month’s #SurvivorSunday comes by way of a call received to our team from a young man named Mike.  Struggling to put words onto paper, Mike verbally shared with us his experience and allowed us to pen his story of a young and exciting love turned toxic, and the challenges of being a man coming Read More >

Jasmine Blooms

The first #SurvivorSunday feature of the new year is the beautiful and resilient Jasmine Blooms.  After surviving years of a tumultuous relationship, Jasmine shares with us the dangers of gaslighting and learning to see her worth with 2020 vision. Jasmine’s Story: I am survivor. I didn’t even know that I was being abused. It took Read More >

Victoria DT

This month’s #SurvivorSunday feature is Victoria DT, a survivor turned advocate determined to use her story as a stepping stool to help others in their journey to freedom.  Read below as Victoria openly shares some of the trials she has overcome and the lessons she has learned in the process of learning to love herself Read More >

Andrese Johnson

This month’s #SurvivorSunday feature comes by way of a survivor who not only found the strength to overcome abuse, but found the strength to forgive the person who hurt her.  Read below as Andrese shares a powerful letter of forgiveness, self-reflection and self love. Andrese’s Letter of Forgiveness:   I forgive you for all the Read More >

DVAM History

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to Read More >