YESTERDAY I CRIED...
I received a phone
call from Georgeann Grubb, director of the YWCA
Resolve Family Abuse Program. She said
she'd given my book to a young woman in the victims' support group. When next she came to the group, she said it
was my book that finally motivated her to leave her abuser.
began writing Silent
No More: Speaking
Out About Domestic Violence, I did so because I wanted people
what really goes on in an abusive relationship that makes it so
leave and stay away.
wrote, I came to realize that the writing was also wonderful therapy. I never imagined, though, how much Silent
No More would affect the lives of
Thanks to the Charleston
Resolve Family Abuse Program, which purchased over 400 copies of
the women who go through that program receive a copy of Silent
My story is not an
one; it's not that different from the stories of many women who have
domestic violence, but that's the beauty of it. It's
one to which most victims can relate, and
perhaps more importantly,
it's one that ends well.
It shows victims that
staying away, and recovering is a struggle, but that it's definitely
possible. It also lets family, friends
and community members know just how much a survivor needs their help
during and after the escape.
I've come a long way. Eight years ago I was in a controlling
marriage, terrified most days, feeling hopeless and helpless every day. Today, I'm a published author, the wife of a
wonderful, caring man, and the mother of a beautiful baby.
Yesterday, I cried. Today, I rejoice.
have Krista speak to your organization, call 304-342-2617, or e-mail
her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Silent No
More is available at book stores, but may
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Organizations wishing to purchase multiple
copies may contact Krista directly to find out about reduced