Unsilencing Violence: Where Abuse Survivors Tell Their Stories

Back in early 2009, just after I launched ViolenceUnSilenced.com, a well meaning friend essentially asked me "What’s the point?" It’s not that she didn’t care about victims of domestic violence—she’s a survivor herself, and is very active in her advocacy community. She thinks speaking out is great in theory, but that it should be attached to something more tangible, such as fundraising for a specific charity, agency or shelter. She didn’t think "just talking about it" was enough.Her comment threw me....more
I have my own blog! http://rachelecoon.wordpress.com/  .. many of my own stories have been ...more

You Can Save A Woman's Life With Your Words

As bloggers, readers and writers, we all know how to use our words, so to speak. We can write to uplift, to make people laugh, to share pain, to support, to befriend, to make a connection, share news, urge action.But did you know your words on your blog could save a woman's life? By reaching out with a message and pathways to help at a moment she most needs to receive it?...more
Your post inspired me to send the link to a range of women in my life who have survived abuse in ...more