Domestic Violence and The Coronavirus

I have been contemplating writing this post because I know what I am going to discuss is serious and sensitive on many different levels. Not only is domestic violence in itself a serious topic, but the topic of the Coronavirus is a serious one at that. Both of these topics are sensitive in a sense that there are many different views and opinions on them. They also can bring about many different emotions for some people.

However, before I get started, I need to have a transparent moment with my readers. It has definitely been a while since I have written a post on this blog. It was not because I gave up on raising awareness on domestic violence, it was just solely due to the trials of life. In may of 2019, I developed a health issue that affected my hands. Because of that, I couldn't really type or write as much I was use to doing. I also had personal issues that overwhelming just affected me to the point where I was just in a different space. I am better now though.  I believe it…

50 Shades Of Bruises; I am Free: A Live Monologue About Domestic Violence by Patti Ann Taylor

If you live in the Chicagoland area, you do not want to miss this powerful live monologue written by Patti Ann Taylor. Patti Taylor is the founder of nonproft entitled "The Taylor House". 50 Shades of Bruises; I am free is dedicated to Patti Taylor's aunt Pamela Ann Taylor who died of suicide after being abused for 16 years. 
The monologue will be held on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 from 6pm-10pm at Instituto Cervantes . 
Tickets can be purchased on eventbrite, by clicking here 50 Shades Of Bruises Tickets. Space is limited and tickets are selling fast so let's make sure we pack the house! 

Shattering The Silence On Domestic Violence( A discussion about domestic violence) on "Ask Pastor Deb"

Hey Everyone!

 On April 29th 2018, I was blessed to be a guest host on Pastor Debra Wadlington's radio show "Ask Pastor Deb".  Pastor Deb is a domestic violence survivor as well as a recovery coach. Coversations on the topic of domestic violence are very important because there are a lot of misconceptions on the topic. Together Pastor Deb and I touched  on some of the myths. Below is the recording, feel free to share your thoughts.

Thank you all in advance for listening!

Nicole Lofton 
Certifid Biblical Life Coach and Founder of Faithful Deeds Foundation

Men hurt too!


He loved me too Death

I can remember when the man with the cloth said to death do us part Wow, I said in the back of my mind; He must really love me. My mind glazed, until I realized the man I once knew took those very words to heart leaving my heart to feel the pain as I gave him my love.Loving me to death, I continue to review those words over and over again.Sounds of siren roaring through the neighborhood, children crying, neighbors whispering, he really loved his wife. Realizing all those who loved me gathered around and finally gave me flowers. He loved me to death

Vernell Logan Copyright © 2004

She survived domestic violence


I am a survivor ( Poem)

There were so many nights I did not think I would make it to see another day but; through my pain and sorrows I made it  to see the sun once again. Life at times seemed unbearable and I did not think I deserve to be here. Once I grasped for air and took a long swallow I felt a gush of wind awaken my soul. My mind rehearsed maybe there's room for me. I began to think I was worthy once again that was up until the slap of fire burned my face. I doubted the seeds of I can make it and I fell into life of despair. Slowly feeling like life will pass me by; only if I can dream once again. Abuse stole my identity leaving me to feel like a failure as my head hung low in shame. The song that penetrated my heart "I am a survivor as I roared my way back to health". I can, I will make it became my found new friends and the road to recovery was my way back to destiny. I am healed, I am free but most of all I am a survivor" 

Vernell T. Mackie (c) 2018
No part of this poem can be alte…