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Malala was a Pakistani schoolgirl who defied threats of the Taliban to campaign for the right to education. She survived being shot in the head by the Taliban and has become a global advocate for women’s rights, especially the right to education. To read more about this incredible woman’s story, click https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malala_Yousafzai  
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I have always underestimated my strength and worth as a woman and I am positive that I am not alone. I suppose as trials and tribulations come our way, our focus is on getting through those trying times and when they are over, we move on to the next thing, without giving a second thought...
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Charlize grew up with an abusive father who would frequently state that he was going to kill the whole family.  Theron’s mother shot her father in self defense after he came home drunk and agitated one night. She then went on to become one of South Africa’s most successful exports winning a coveted Oscar award...
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The month of August is important as not only are woman celebrated, but we are remembered for our unwavering strength, sacrificial efforts and never-ending resilience. I decided that I would dedicate most of this month on my blog to woman who are known across the world for various successes in their particular art but have...
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Being in a relationship is not only fulfilling but when you are in the wrong one, you can be so blind and in denial about your feelings and the current reality of the situation. I remember being so naïve in both my previous relationships, that even when people would alert me of what was happening,...
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Love comes in all shapes and forms, however saying I love you doesn’t count as much as showing someone that you love them. Those 3 words are easily said, but very often not always coupled with the act of love. In past relationships, I would get told numerous times, just how much I was loved,...
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After my divorce, it took me a while to start another romantic relationship. At the beginning of the relationship, I was respected and treated exactly how a woman should be. I suppose coming out of my previous relationship, being treated like a normal person was amazing to me, so I always assumed that what was...
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Coming out of abusive relationships truly did take a toll on my capacity to love as a human being at the time. The idea of having to trust someone again and not be dismissive when it came to seeing negative attributes in a person was not an easy hump to get over. During my first...
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When someone truly loves you, it’s highly unlikely that they will ever feel threatened by anything about you. Trust & respect are the 2 most vital aspects that should make up the foundation of any relationship. So when I was faced with ongoing accusations by my ex-partner, at first I started believing that I am...
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Being a former victim of domestic violence I can honestly speak about my experience and my reasoning for staying for 8 months too long. I won’t rehash my story as I have written about it in a few articles you can access on this blog, however I will go through the many scenarios I replayed...
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