Serena Williams is the ambassador for the Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse program that focuses on the issue of abuse via financial control. “One in four women will experience domestic violence,” she says, “and this is to help woman and communities throughout America find a way (out of) abuse through financial education and empowerment. That’s my big message.’’ […]
Epiphany: “Oh, my God, I am an abused woman… I have been an abused woman for years.”
Statistics indicate that abused women are in danger even after they leave their abuser.
We all have our “baggage”, events in our life, typically ones that had a negative impact, which we carry with us. These are the things we ruminate about as we’re falling asleep. Some of us carry these issues for days, weeks, even our lifetime. I learned about “baggage” on a job in my youth. I […]
I get along with most people. Of course there are those I prefer to spend time with and those I avoid. I shoot straight from the hip and expect everyone else to do so as well. So, typically, I take things at face value. Every now and then, though, I find myself pondering human behavior. […]
If you have not been in an abusive relationship, you might wonder, “Why do women stay with abusive men?” Ten years ago abuse against women was not even on my radar. It was not something discussed or ever mentioned in my social circles. Now, I know not only does it exist, but it is a […]