Yes, I'm back. Using my writing skills to bring attention to taboo subjects. My intention is to bring more awareness to the various forms of domestic violence and the adverse health affects associated with it, as well as the affects this pandemic has on children of the abused and the abuser.
As a mother of 3 grown girls, I am still trying to analyze and reverse the affects of actions that I have allowed them to witness. I have taken the position of survivor not that of victim. For, although they are grown, they still need guidance and direction. And they need to know the truth about the cold cruel world in which we live. Most of all, our young women need to know the importance of Self Love. They need to know that it is not selfish to love yourself. They need to learn to be self sufficient so that they are not tempted to stay in any unhealthy relationship for emotional or financial stability.
Seasons of Hope not only entertains. It addresses issues the of domestic violence, substance abuse and the effects these issues have on our health, mental and emotional well-being. Domestic Violence is real. It kills. It has no respect of persons gender, race, religion or socio-economic background. Many suffer in silence, fearing for their very lives. While it is apparent that more help and assistance is needed for victims, the fact remains that the abuser needs help as well.
Last year, Pa. Governor Tom Wolf is proposing a $1.5-million increase that would be used to provide lifesaving services to victims of domestic violence through PCADV’s domestic violence. The money will be used to stabilize critical services such as civil legal representation, medical advocacy and emergency shelter for victims and their children.
His efforts are commendable, yet short-lived and ineffective. During this fiasco of a U.S. Presidential campaign, I haven't heard any candidate talk about these issues that mostly affect women. I've heard talk about equal pay for equal work, but nothing to address the steadily rising statistics of Domestic Violence related homicides and suicides.
So, I will continue to use my writing skills to write books that not only entertain, but also bring awareness to pertinent issues such as Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking.