I have been writing to Oprah and other talk shows for 15 years without success
I am now writing to the producers of OWN to propose a “Master Class” / program entitled: The Silent Scream: Stories of women who escaped abuse and stories of women still struggling to find a way to be free.
I stayed for 36 years and then got a divorce.
I have always felt driven to make a difference, and I won’t stop contacting media types until I succeed.
The statistics are staggering (globally) 1 in 3 women abused and every 9 seconds a woman is assaulted.
Of course, abuse affects ALL of society….children are living with the abuse, some are bullying at school; sometimes the results are horrifying……suicide.
“10 milliion chidren witness some form of violence annually. Domestic violence is the leadng cause of injury to women–more than car accidents, muggings and rapeds….COMBINED.”
I don’t like the word, “domestic”—we don’t need that title….Violence is violence.
I’v also submitted my paper to the American Counseling Association in regards to verbal abuse for the Conference next year in San Francisco.
My mother used to say: “Can’t you just let that go?” That was 40 years ago…haven’t changed a bit…Tenacious as a bulldog.
I have written to Gayle King, but received no response (supposedly at her home addy)……
I found her hairdresser, and have e-mailed her to see if she would give a letter to Gayle.
They say that persistence is the key……if that is true, I will eventually find someone willing to listen and give me a chance to make a difference in the lives of the abused, living in silence, fear, shame and confusion.