I decided to change my reality some years ago, and removed myself from my abuser. It’s easy to maintain a victim mentality, after such an experience, and I am not saying we should not sympathize with victims of abuse. However, there comes a time when one must rise above that label and decide that we have POWER to change our circumstances, and improve our futures. I think we MUST present more healthy images of women EMPOWERED to create their realities, not at the mercy of anyone else! I’m promoting this and calling for changing attitudes for ALL.