Violence UnSilencedBy: Darren Sproat Apr 13th, 2010
I want a major theme of this blog to continue to be one of sharing the many personal stories there are out there. I don’t want to sit in my office and write articles that share my experiences if I can’t have an opportunity to share the experiences of others as well. Whether I accomplish that via a guest post from an insightful and interesting contributing author, an interview with another blogger, or a simple link I direct you to somewhere else on the internet, I am inspired by YOUR stories and YOUR comments. I want to be able to share encouragement, inspiration, and motivation… and, for me at least, there is little more inspirational than a story from someone who has overcome, or is in the process of overcoming, adversity.
Today, I want to bring to your attention to the efforts of another blogger, Maggie of “Okay, Fine, Dammit”. She has another blog that she, and her generous colleagues, have setup for victims with personal stories of abuse. The site is called “Violence UnSilenced” and was setup in February of 2009. It was brought to my attention today and I was taken by the posts on the blog… incredibly personal stories of violence and abuse written by those who endured that violence and abuse.
I am inspired by these stories… individuals breaking the silence and cutting through whatever it is they are feeling. I can not begin to describe their stories here but I do want to leave you, my blog community, with an opportunity to experience them for yourselves. So, please, check out the call to action below…
To the many, many people who have posted their stories on Violence UnSilenced, I am not speechless. I am reassured. I am inspired and motivated to make sure others know this resource exists. I will never judge or perceive or assume. I will read. I will listen. I will encourage others to do the same.
Call to Action
VISIT VIOLENCE UNSILENCED NOW! Instead of leaving a comment here, go to Violence UnSilenced, read a few of the posts, leave a few comments and, while you’re there, take the pledge!
If you know, or suspect you know anyone who might benefit from Violence Unsilenced, please share a link to this post with them. I would appreciate it if you shared this post with your friends as well.
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