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Day 13: Behind Closed Doors

Day 13: Behind Closed Doors

Jai 0 comment Abuse, Bullying, Church, Domestic Violence, Emotional Support, Life, Pain, Relationships, Survivor, Truth, Uncategorized, Victim

We are taught early on in life as a kid how to keep secrets. “Shhh, don’t tell anybody. This is our little secret,” is what we are told. And, as

Days 11 & 12: Mommy and Daddy is Fighting!

Jai 0 comment Abuse, Domestic Violence, Emotional Support, Life, Overcoming Challenges, Pain, Relationships, Survivor, Uncategorized, Victim

Growing up in a violent home took an effect on me that I am still working out to this day, and I’m 40 years old!!! So when I say that

Day 10: The Flip Side

Jai 0 comment Abuse, Bullying, Domestic Violence, Emotional Support, Life, Overcoming Challenges, Pain, Relationships, Survivor, Truth, Uncategorized, Victim

Oftentimes when we speak of domestic violence, we speak of it against women; but the flip side is men are victims of domestic violence as well. That’s right, women can

Day 9: The Cycle of Abuse

Jai 1 Comment Abuse, Domestic Violence, Emotional Support, Life, Overcoming Challenges, Pain, Relationships, Survivor, Truth, Uncategorized, Victim

Domestic abuse is about exercising power and control over someone else through fear and intimidation. And really, it starts, the cycle that is, way before it is manifested physically. It

Day 8: Teen Dating Violence

Jai 1 Comment Abuse, Domestic Violence, Emotional Support, Life, Love, Overcoming Challenges, Pain, Relationships, Religion, Survivor, Uncategorized, Victim

Teen dating violence is another form of domestic violence that is often overlooked but happens so frequently in our high schools. Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse

Day 7: But I Love Him

Jai 0 comment Abuse, Domestic Violence, Life, Love, Overcoming Challenges, Pain, Relationships, Survivor, Uncategorized, Victim

"Why won't she leave?" is the first and number one question everyone asks about a victim of domestic violence. And there is no one answer to this question. There are many,

Day 6: Fake It Until You Make It

Jai 0 comment Abuse, Domestic Violence, Emotional Support, Faith, Happiness, Life, Love, Overcoming Challenges, Pain, Relationships, Survivor, Uncategorized, Victim

“Fake it until you make it” is often said to people who are not where they want to be in life or something to that effect. Some may think being

Day 4: I Had a Stalker!

Jai 0 comment Abuse, Domestic Violence, Emotional Support, Life, Overcoming Challenges, Pain, Relationships, Survivor, Truth, Uncategorized, Victim

In late September 2016, I, along with several others, lobbied on the steps of Capitol Hill on issues around domestic violence. One particular issue was the definition of “intimate partner”

Day 3: Domestic Violence Affects Us All

Jai 1 Comment Abuse, Domestic Violence, Emotional Support, Life, Overcoming Challenges, Pain, Relationships, Survivor, Uncategorized, Victim

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard people say, “Well, that never happened to me so I don’t have to worry about anything….” or “no one will ever

Day 1: Mission During Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2016!

Jai 0 comment Abuse, Domestic Violence, Emotional Support, Life, Overcoming Challenges, Pain, Relationships, Survivor, Uncategorized, Victim

Hi everyone! I wanted to keep in tradition of posting every single day for the next 31 days (the entire month of October) in support of the National Domestic Violence