Tag Archives: domestic violence

My Mom Spanked My Butt and I Turned Out Okay

Every since the Adrian Peterson images surfaced last week, I’ve seen too many conversations where people have justified spanking a 4-year old in this manner. The common rationalization is my mom [parent/caregiver] spanked me and I turned out alright. Some people even asserted that they’ve been spanked far worse than Peterson spanked his son and

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Janay Palmer | The Unlikely Domestic Violence Poster Girl

 He didn’t mean it. It wasn’t that bad. He’s great with the kids. I love him. There are so many things that could be going through Janay Palmer’s mind. Just like we weren’t in the elevator that night we are not in her home or her mind. A situation that she and her husband Ray

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When the Clock Strikes | New Story Posted over at #Snaps1000Words

Last month I told you about my joining the team over at Snaps1000Words.com, a website dedicated to creating 1000-word short stories based on pictures the contributors see or take. Well, a while ago I visited an elderly man. His house was filled with beautiful trinkets, antiques and conversation starting knickknacks. One piece that caught my

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Friday Find: “I Didn’t Know” by Yvette Allen Tatum

“I Didn’t Know" is for more than just an audience of one. If you look to your left, look to your right, or directly in the mirror, you will see or know someone who has been sexually abused… even if you look in the mirror, and the person is YOU! More than the tragedy of

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Kelly Rowland Talk a Good Game

Kelly Rowland: Comes Clean About Life, Love & Jealousy

Kelly Rowland, member of the group Destiny’s child and successful solo artist, released her new single Dirty Laundry. Gossip magazines and bloggers are frantically writing about Roland being a domestic abuse survivor and passing along “I told you so’s” about her being jealous of Beyonce. Being a victim of domestic violence is common. Did you

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