Posts in category "Abuse"

Love to the Limit: A Poem for Domestic Violence Survivors

Love to the Limit: A Poem for Domestic Violence Survivors
By A Beauty School Scarlet I was a witness of domestic violence, I was a victim of domestic violence and now I am a survivor of domestic violence. Domestic violence usually starts at a young age with self-esteem issues and I wrote about it because I want to empower young women and girls to embrace... 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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If It's Not Working For You, Get the Hell Out!

If It's Not Working For You, Get the Hell Out!
by Gina B. There are problems with staying in a bad relationship. What is a bad relationship?  One that drains you, reduces your self esteem and causes you to act out of character.  It’s one that doesn’t have the promise to provide for you, emotionally.  In fact, it might be one that’s abusive or causes... Read more »

The 4 Phases of Addiction--and Recovery

The 4 Phases of Addiction--and Recovery
By Rachel Trimble Time keeps on ticking…. On the 29th of October, I celebrated three years clean from drugs and alcohol. In the grand scheme of my using career, that’s about one quarter of the time I spent using, but still quite a feat for this recovering addict. That date  is dearer to me than... Read more »

6 Questions to Ask Before Allowing Your Boyfriend to Babysit

 6 Questions to Ask Before Allowing Your Boyfriend to Babysit
By Zondra Hughes My heart goes out to the family of the murdered 5-month-old Zion baby, Joshua Summeries. Momma, baby. Poppa? Maybe. It’s an old wives’ saying that served for many as a warning to young women: Your baby is your business, your priority, your responsibility, because the father of your child may or may... Read more »
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First Love: Me & Mr. Hollywood

National Orgasm Week is coming (July 31st-August 6th) and this week, a few of us are getting intimate with you by sharing our first loves, first heartbreaks, and, um, first battery operated boyfriends. Here, Toni Spearman blogs about her first love, Mr. Hollywood. FIRST LOVE I was recovering from an abusive relationship that I survived... Read more »

5 Coping Rules for the Addict's Child

By Rachel Trimble Without a Voice or a Choice of Their Own: “A moment of silence for the babies born into this disease without a voice or a choice of their own.” Many recovery meetings end this way, a prayer for the innocent ones affected by the choices of their parents. Addiction affects every member... 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 »
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Outcomes of road trip to Dream B.I.G

  By Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster- When my husband was alive, we always talked about taking a road trip but I don’t like riding down the road. When he became ill, I decided to take a short road trip when we attended our son’s graduation from Basic Training in the winter of 2012. We drove... Read more »