Category: Womens Advocacy

Understanding Your State Law on Rape Kit Reform

END THE BACKLOG is an initiative of the Joyful Heart Foundation to shine a light on the backlog of untested rape kits throughout the United States. Our goal is to end this injustice by conducting groundbreaking research identifying the extent of the nation’s backlog and best practices for eliminating it, expanding the national dialogue on rape kit testing through increased public awareness, engaging communities … Read More Understanding Your State Law on Rape Kit Reform

Memories: I Was Stalked For Six Years

My first business trip, I’m 24 years old and clueless. The company was celebrating a milestone. Once bored around 20 of us found a bar and settled in. This is time for a stalker, large groups of people, and pick your target. First he sent me a dozen white roses every day. I was young and naive about stalking. I assumed he had money. … Read More Memories: I Was Stalked For Six Years

Story of my Life: Guest Margie Lakefield

Guest Margie Lakefield shares the trauma of Postpartum Psychosis in a multi series post. I read Margie’s post in tears, feeling empathy, above all I knew she was a strong woman. A woman who made tough decisions for the better of her children’s future.  Her story touched me deeply, I had to meet her. We worked together on the series. Unfortunately Margie had a family … Read More Story of my Life: Guest Margie Lakefield

Throw Back Thursday *Love, Love, Love*

I’ve been fighting with Lyme and resulting depression. No SOS….wanted to let you know I’m still here. Miss you much, drop a line to say hi or leave a comment. Thanks a million as always.  Xx M  

How Many Untested Rape Kits Does Your State Have?

Advocates For Sexual Assault Who Drive Change End The Backlog is a program of Joyful Heart Foundation, a national non-profit organization founded by actress and activist Mariska Hargitay with the mission to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, support survivors’ healing, and end this violence forever. Over the years, however, we have begun to see progress. Increasingly, states and … Read More How Many Untested Rape Kits Does Your State Have?

Twenty Minutes of Rape

Information provided by RAINN SHARE THIS ARTICLE: Twenty Minutes of Rape June 22, 2016 “I so admire this woman, who had the guts to expose what she is going through and share it with the world.” Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) offered these thoughts on a night when a bipartisan group of 18 members of Congress stood in solidarity, each reading parts of a victim … Read More Twenty Minutes of Rape

Throw Back Thursday *Gentle as a Widflower*

I hope you enjoy the tunes. Readership is down on Thursdays? Is three videos to much? The Dj not playing your songs? Kids keeping you busy? The Request Line is open, suggestions make Thursday’s more exciting. Xx  M  

A Heart A Fire Nominated Me for Blogger Recognition Award

  A Heart A Fire nominated me for The Blogger Recognition Award. She nominated me months ago. Lyme Disease truly slows you physical and Cognitive ability. I encourage everyone to spend time at http://www.aheartafire.wordpress.com.  You will enjoy her Blog and fantastic writing. Thank you for nominating Looking For The Light Blog for The Blogger Recognition Award The criteria for this award: Post an image … Read More A Heart A Fire Nominated Me for Blogger Recognition Award

Child Marriages, life of beatings and Sexual Assault by husband

  When I was 14 years old, I was kidnapped for a marriage to a much older man, as depicted in the film Difret. On the day I was abducted, I was raped by my would be “husband.” I knew I had to fight back and escape the first chance I got. I was taken to a hut and locked up. When I received … Read More Child Marriages, life of beatings and Sexual Assault by husband

Throw Back Thursday *Dedicated to Empowered Women*

International Womens Day celebrate Empowered women, mentors, great leaders. I chose women who are empowered in the tough music business. Great songs I like to dance to. When Lyme lets me go, no problems losing weight, dance off. Enjoy this weeks tunes, be sure to leave your feedback in comments section. Thanks for dropping by! Let’s get our groove on.  Xx  M     … Read More Throw Back Thursday *Dedicated to Empowered Women*

Help me if you can, I’m feeling down *Do You Like New Theme?*

I continue to search for the perfect Theme. One that reflects me and the Advocacy work I support.  I feel this is to busy with the the three column layout and may be difficult to navigate. Please give me feedback. I’m leaning towards the old theme or a new one. Help! BACK TO PREVIOS THEME OR THIS THEME?   ANY IDEAS?

I’m Mourning and She’s Still Alive

Originally posted February 27, 2006 My grandmother passed away in 2005 from Dementia brought on by two strokes. I’m reposting for caregivers with a loved one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. For those who have not been a caregiver, the post may help you down the road. Caregivers commit every ounce of energy to keep their loved one comfortable, take care of yourself. Your body … Read More I’m Mourning and She’s Still Alive

Harvard School of Medicine Research on Schizophrenia

The research from Harvard School of Medicine sheds light on reseach in the area of Schizophrenia. When we or a loved one is affected by Schizophphrenia, you look for answers, wanting to know how the discovery can help in the future. I hope we can take several steps forward based on the research.  XxM Biological Origin of Schizophrenia By PAUL GOLDSMITHJanuary 27, 2016 The risk … Read More Harvard School of Medicine Research on Schizophrenia

From Caregiver to Grieving in Four Days

New England Journal of Medicine Most Notable in 2015

I subscribe to The New England Journal of Medicine to stay informed with projects and successes. The link takes you to The Most notable document. I smiled seeing the number of projects dedicated to Mental Health. I think you will find a topic of interest Xx M http://cdn.nejm.org/pdf/NEJMNotable2015.pdf

Change.org Victoires Change Lives Around The World *Here are 2015 Hightlights*

Change.org Melinda – Happy New Year! As we ready ourselves for the year ahead, we’re taking stock of all that you changed in 2015. More than 22.8 million of you were a part of the more than 4,500 victories that enacted new laws, overturned unjust convictions, and made life better for people around the world. This video shows just a handful of the amazing … Read More Change.org Victoires Change Lives Around The World *Here are 2015 Hightlights*

Whats the Difference Between Sunni Islam and Shiite Islam? *Haters are not welcome*

*I found the article interesting and will validate with The Quran. The article is the opinion of the writer. Opinions are just that, an opinion. I’m not a hater declaring a Religion is bad. Have an open mind, it’s a diverse world and we have to adapt. My opinion is  terrorist misuse passages in the Quran, a Holy Book as a front for their cause not for Allah. … Read More Whats the Difference Between Sunni Islam and Shiite Islam? *Haters are not welcome*

My Husband Threw Acid In My Face

NEW CHANGE.ORG PETITION READING MADE ME WANT TO WORK HARDER ON WOMENS RIGHTS AROUND THE WORLD. After having lived for seven years with an abusive husband, I decided it was time to leave. I didn’t think I would survive another year if I stayed, so in 2011, I walked out the door and broke the crippling silence and isolation the abuse had made me … Read More My Husband Threw Acid In My Face

Life After Lyme Diseases

Thank you for all the hugs and prayers, my heart overflows with sunshine. There is no question I will survive, a cure will come sooner than later.   Xx  M

In 24 hours 29,520 people became victims of domestic violence or sexual assault..20 people a minute by someone they know!

JOYFUL HEART FOUNDATION Dear Friend, In the 24 hours since I emailed you, 29,520 people became victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. The statistics are staggering: Every minute, 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner. Every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted. One in three women experience sexual or physical violence in their lives. One in four girls and one in … Read More In 24 hours 29,520 people became victims of domestic violence or sexual assault..20 people a minute by someone they know!

WOMENSLAW.ORG DV ADVOCATES INCLUDING LEGAL REFERRALS

ADDITIONAL RESOURCE FOR WOMEN IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RELATIONSHIPS National DV Hotline Retweeted WomensLaw.org ‏ We’re the leading referral for legal information for many DV advocates, including the @ndvh #15daysofWomensLaw XO  M

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