Posts tagged abuse
Aboard the Survivorship Cruise: Meet Our Panelist Maryann

Yes, I have several degrees, a nursing career and still ended up in an emotionally abusive relationship. In this exclusive Wednesday’s with Whit interview, we featured our panelist on the Survivorship Cruise, Maryann Johnson. She detailed her walk away from an abusive ex and what it took to rebuild her life post abuse using various methods in addition to sharing why she chose to celebrate her newfound freedom on the Survivorship Cruise. Maryann is an Author, Caregiver Coach (Caregiverologist), and Registered Nurse. Connect with Maryann and purchase her book, “The Ultimate Caregiver Guide: 20 Things You Must Know!“ on Amazon.

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Overcoming Teen Dating Violence

Let’s talk facts: Did you know that 3 in 4 parents have never talked to their children about domestic violence? This may not come as a surprise because it is viewed as such a taboo topic to begin with. We must break the stigma surrounding domestic violence in order to break the cycle. Don’t think this applies to you? Well according to nrcdv.org, every year approximately 1.5 million high school students NATIONWIDE experience physical abuse from a dating partner.

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Victim Blaming 101 + Support for Survivors

In light of recent events, I felt compelled to use Wednesday’s with Whit as a platform to speak against victim blaiming. I immediately received an inbox saying how much this person learned just from me sharing and they admitted being guilty of victim blaming in the past. They verbalized being a work in progress and this made me smile. Truth be told, we are all a work in progress and I appreciate knowing that my voice as a Domestic Violence Survivor made a difference, one life at a time. How are you using your voice? #notbymyown

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