What happened to Miss Independent?

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default” type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.6.6″ _module_preset=”default” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″] I know I have been offline for a while, much longer than I intended.  I am so far behind on my obligations, for those of you waiting on me to do a story, I apologize.  I have tried dozens of times to […]

Surviving the Storm Part III

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.3″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.3″][et_pb_column _builder_version=”4.4.3″ type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.4.3″ hover_enabled=”0″] This is part three of an ongoing series, if you haven’t read the other two, and don’t understand, just scroll back. This will conclude with the biggest life-changing event of my life, but there were signs.  Remember this could happen to any female. It’s not just me. […]

Surviving Part 2

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.3″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.3″][et_pb_column _builder_version=”4.4.3″ type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.4.3″ hover_enabled=”0″] Since sexual violence has been such a major part of my life, I will be breaking these stories down into segments.  The purpose of sharing my experiences is to inform people that it’s not ok. It can happen to anyone, at any age, but you can bounce […]

Surviving the Storm Part 1

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.2″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.2″][et_pb_column _builder_version=”4.4.2″ type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.4.2″ hover_enabled=”0″] One of the biggest topics I speak to young people about, during my public speaking engagements, is my rape and how it destroyed me, yet changed me for the better. It was the worst thing in my life, but in its own way, it became my strength. […]

Parenting our Purpose our Plight

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.2″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.2″][et_pb_column _builder_version=”4.4.2″ type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.4.2″ hover_enabled=”0″] I remember the day I found out I was pregnant how scared I was.  Growing up in a big family and seeing the evil in the world first hand made me not ever want to have kids.  I had a successful career and that’s all I ever […]

The beginning of the end

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.2″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.2″][et_pb_column _builder_version=”4.4.2″ type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.4.2″ hover_enabled=”0″ text_font_size=”20px”] The past few years have been definitely landmark years of the changes and bizarre occurrences. However, 2020 takes the lead for the year that will mark the beginning of a new life, life as we know it will change. The coronavirus aka COVID 19 hit the […]

Unhappily Ever After

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.1″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.1″][et_pb_column _builder_version=”4.4.1″ type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.4.1″ hover_enabled=”0″] Divorce is the indifference of marriage. When you are planning on marrying that person you love so much you don’t think about how badly it may end. You are caught up in the joy and happiness and lust vs love. You have dreams of a happy life […]

New Year New Beginnings

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.0.7″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.0.7″][et_pb_column _builder_version=”4.0.7″ type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.0.7″ hover_enabled=”0″]As we enter into 2020, we aren’t only entering into a new year but a new decade. As we close out the last year and the last ten years, we can’t help but reflect. Reflect on changes in the world as we know it and the changes in […]

Breaking the cycle

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.0.7″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.0.7″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.0.7″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.0.7″] A letter from a little boy, living in a battered women’s shelter, to Santa Claus, really touched my heart but it also brought up emotions and made me realize that I need to share the only thing that I am ashamed of in life.     Most who […]

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