June 5th, 2006


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There's a new community one of our members passed along to me today, and I wanted to share it with the group:

mepss_abuse, though just started has some great resources on how to recognize signs of abuse, why adults stay in abusive relationships, and more.

Yes, it's new with only three posts, but those three posts are excellent. Thought I'd pass along that info to all of you, too

(thanks goodthingscomin for the info!)

Voices of Strength

Hi Everybody...

I am so excited to announce the release of 'Voices of Strength', an Audio Documentary for Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence.

tealribbon.gif 14 other survivors have ventured with me on a journey to break the silence using the power of the human voice. By telling our stories, we are fostering awareness surrounding the rape and domestic violence epidemic worldwide. We are also on a mission for our own personal well-being, for self validation and enlightenment. This is our way of showing the world we are not on this journey alone and that we truly can break the silence one voice at a time.

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"An estimated 1 in 3 women and 1 in 8 men are survivors of the world's second leading crime. A crime that too often receives limited attention because of it's exposing nature. No one should feel ashamed of being a survivor; everyone deserves the right to speak out. We are on a mission to expose the truth and lift the rug on the mis-interpretation that the only rapists that exist are the ones who hide behind dark alley ways preying on damsels in distress. The truth is; a rapist can be anyone and anywhere. Survivors are just as diverse; they are your doctors, your lawyers, your authors, your housewives, your sales people, your friends and even your family members.

We hope that by listening to this CD, whether you are a survivor, a secondary survivor, or a supporter of survivors; that you will find the courage to help break the silence with us so that we can learn to help change the laws, reach out to others, raise awareness, stop the self blame and the shame that is associated with this crime, and make a difference in the world.

The most important message is that we are not alone, and that there is a place for all who desire the strength to heal and move forward in their lives.

We all have a voice. Every story is unique and every story deserves to be heard. Refusing to stay silent is empowering to the human condition."

Love & Support, Haullie

You can visit the 'Voices of Strength' web site by clicking on the banner below

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tealribbon.gif purpleribbon.gif The Web Site Features: An Audio Trailer (clip, sample), Awareness Information, FAQ, Support and more

Before listening to the Audio Trailer of 'Voices of Strength' be sure to be in a safe place and in safe time in your healing console.gif

***CAUTION - This may be triggering****

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(the trailer will open in a new window)

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50% of the Proceeds from this CD will be donated to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)