Posts in category "Domestic Abuse"

Inside Domestic Abuse: Scarves by Gina Brown

Inside Domestic Abuse: Scarves by Gina Brown
(Editor’s note: We connected with Gina Brown on Twitter; we love her work and wanted to share.) I used to wear scarves because I wanted to Then I wore scarves because I had to Pink boxes were your white flag Flowers and cookies always hidden in a bag You bruise so easily, you said As... Read more »

Dr. Dawj: What Does A Homeless Person Look Like? It Was ME

Dr. Dawj: What Does A Homeless Person Look Like? It Was ME
By Dawgelene (Dr. Dawj) Sangster To see me and talk to me, one would never really know that I was once homeless. But what does homeless look like? What does homeless sound like? We often can’t tell the stripes and scars that individuals have across their backs.  One never really knows who is standing in... Read more »

Domestic Violence and Selective Outrage

Domestic Violence and Selective Outrage
By Sylvia D.  Snowden He picked her up by her hair and “began slamming her head and the right side of her body repeatedly against a brick wall near the stairway” as his bodyguard held off the crowd with a gun. After Dre tried to throw her down the stairs and failed, he began kicking... Read more »
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My Daughter's Boyfriend Beat Her--My Rage Motivates Me

My Daughter's Boyfriend Beat Her--My Rage Motivates Me
By Shemeka Michelle I’ve often wondered why women stay in abusive relationships so long. However, I recently found out my daughter has been in an abusive relationship for months. I wrote a blog about two months ago that my oldest daughter had decided that she wanted to be with a woman. I blamed her absent... Read more »

Sex Esteem: 5 Questions to Ask Before You Reunite with Your Abuser

Sex Esteem: 5 Questions to Ask Before You Reunite with Your Abuser
By Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster Here we are almost at the end of another year and well into what we come to know as Domestic Violence/Breast Cancer awareness month. It is October, and we get to see so many people, men and women alike, representing all of the pretty shades of pink and purple, in... Read more »

When Abusers Return for You...20 Years Later

When Abusers Return for You...20 Years Later
“You were mine then and you are mine now. Even after all of these years, I never stopped thinking about you and knew that as soon as I could get to you, I would come back for you. While I am not saying it’s good that you are a widow now, I believe that God... Read more »
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The Night My Husband Became My Enemy--and How I Fixed It

The Night My Husband Became My Enemy--and How I Fixed It
By Toni J. Spearman When the choir started singing, I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Through by Deon Kipping last Sunday, I could barely contain myself as the tears fell. Almost two years ago, my marriage began a vicious decline. The man I loved the most became the man I hated the most. I... Read more »

Painful Secrets: When a Woman Beats a Man

By Toni Spearman This blog is going to be difficult for me. I can tell you that right off the bat. I’m exasperated by an unsettling dilemma; domestic violence against African American men in our society. Yes, the brothers suffer violent situations at the hand of their women sometimes, too.  Although females are the usual... Read more »

Let's Get Intimate...

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By Yanni Brown Intimate Discussions is where adult conversations meet men and women who are interested in doing Love, Life and the pursuit of balance better. It’s a monthly meeting of the minds where singles, curious, couples, married men and women collectively get twogether to engage in thought provoking conversations about relationships. The conversations are... Read more »
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Why SHE Inspires ME

Why SHE Inspires ME
  By Yanni Brown   There is inspiration everywhere… You just have to be open to receiving it! These last few months I’ve been inspired and motivated by Dawgelene (Dr. Dawj) Sangster. I don’t even think that she’s aware of just how much of an inspiration she is. What I find remarkable about her is... Read more »