I pray someone sees and hears this story and receives the unction they need to leave an abusive or violent situation, in order to be restored and live with passion and purpose!
Lauryn Hill sang “I get out. I get out of all your boxes…” Don’t let anyone hit you, manipulate you, make you feel less than. Talk to someone safe today. #getout #DV #domesticviolenceawareness
Let's use our voices for something bigger and greater than ourselves.
Click to watch me discuss my personal story and connection to domestic violence awareness on Good Day Philadelphia with lovely host Alex Holley during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Just 1 week (literally) before this interview, I was in Philadelphia performing at a charity fashion event benefiting Women Against Abuse. Get this! I almost didn't get to perform at all. I was inadvertently skipped on the program and the event ended. But a little tenacity and passion on my part to share my story and song led me onstage after much of the audience had already been dismissed. No matter how large or small the crowd, however, we've got to be willing to share because someone could be sitting there, wanting to hear, needing to receive just one word that encourages them to be free. To my delight, several people stayed to listen... one of them, unbeknownst to me, was Alex Holley of Good Day Philadelphia. And the rest is history.
Who would have thought that I'd get an opportunity to share my story on TV, my perspective as a child growing up in a home marred by abuse? I hope for the healing of others because of how God has loved and healed me. Emotional abuse is just as dangerous as physical. Sometimes it’s a gateway to physical violence.… Seek help NOW. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1−800−799−7233