You would think it impossible that an American Woman, a professional, with a career and an education could fall victim to Domestic Violence. It is a truth that is not told enough. I feel as if I lived in LIMBO for nearly a decade of my life, due to the shame and the fear associated with the circumstances that prevented me from living my life. I am strong once again although physically aging and in poor health. I am, however, a survivor.
I watched the movie “”the Good Lie””, the other evening and I had both a tremendous feeling of hope and a shedding of tears for those courageous lost boys and girls of the Sudan. We ourselves, in New Jersey, have a huge homeless problem, especially amongst women of all ages. We also have great wealth surrounding us and a government that is suppose to help.
Because the victims, hide in shame, the help comes too late. Sometimes, we lose people to disease that could otherwise be cured. Often we shun those who have not had the strength, education or assistance to heal and return to a normal life. WE are a billion strong though, and I am ever so grateful for my simple life today.
I am not able to support the movement financially, but I can find someone or those who might. Please tell my story, so others will know that ONE BILLION have suffered or are suffering today, not just in the Sudan and Kenya, but right here in the United States.