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    Patrick Stewart Speaks Out About Domestic Violence

    I haven’t written a post about domestic violence in a little while. So I just want to share some different posts highlighting Patrick Stewart and his campaign to bring awareness and the end to domestic violence. In a speech at the UN New York Hotel, March 8, 2013, Stewart said, “Violence against women is the single greatest human rights violation of our generation.”  And, he calls for One Million Men to end the violence against women. If you haven’t seen it yet – here is the amazing speech he gave for Amnesty International: And this is a post by a young woman who recently had the chance to meet Patrick…

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    Domestic Violence: A Personal Story

    Domestic Violence is a huge issue in today’s world. I want to reach as many people as possible in order to help those that need it. And, I know that sometimes it helps more when you hear about someone else who has been there. Someone who has walked in your shoes and survived. So today’s guest, Michelle Wright, has bravely offered up her story. She is a survivor and she tries to reach out and help those who need it. This is my story. I stayed too long…don’t let it happen to you.  Michelle. There are no other names in my story and some situations have been changed for reasons…

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    Domestic Violence: Are You Safe at Home?

    Robert Montgomery said, “Home, the spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.” What a beautiful sentiment. Home should be a place where all who abide there feel safe and cherished. Unfortunately, there are some homes that know violence and fear instead. According to the National Institute of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 2.3 million Americans are raped or physically assaulted by a current or former intimate partner each year.  One in four women will experience intimate partner abuse at some point in their lives.  The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that, on average, more than three women are murdered…