The number one mistake we tend to make in relationships is holding on to hope of who our partner could be, or holding on to memories of who they used to be. So many people believe that if they just do something differently or work on the relationship a bit more, their partner will go […]
Working Together …
to end sexual assault and domestic violence. I am an author, speaker, attorney, advocate, and survivor. My passion is empowering and inspiring us all to end these epidemics. I would love to help you feel excited about your work, and about
changing the world.
The Empowered Advocate
Advocacy is one of the toughest, and most rewarding, professions in the world. You see people at their lowest, and you have the opportunity to see them rising to become their best. You see the invisible and mend the broken. You give people hope and help them find their voice. Advocacy is more than a job – it’s a passion. It becomes part of who you are. But as you focus so much energy on empowering survivors, you may have forgotten to empower yourself. You may be starting to feel helpless, frustrated, burned out, unappreciated, and exhausted.
This book is for you.
To help you remember why you got into this work – and why you stayed. It will help you unpack survivors’ trauma, as well as your own. Get your copy today >
What I Do
I have served in this field for over 17 years, as an attorney and advocate. I’ve worked with thousands of survivors, and trained thousands of professionals. I help people connect with one another. I help us remember why we got into this work in the first place. Above all, I help people remember that they matter – that we all do.
From the blog
Each day in the United States, three women are murdered by a current or former boyfriend or husband. When a woman is murdered, people are shocked, confused, and outraged. People often wonder how her partner, someone who seemed like “such a nice guy,” could commit such a heinous act. And after a tragedy like this […]
The term “gaslighting” comes from a 1938 play and its 1944 film adaptation, “Gas Light,” (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036855/plotsummary) which tell the story of a young woman, Paula (played by Ingrid Bergman), who meets and falls in love with a charming and handsome man, Gregory (played by Charles Boyer). Paula and Gregory get married and move to the […]
Most of us have been taught to avoid and not tolerate physical violence. We know how to recognize when we are being physically harmed by someone. And we have probably all been taught that if someone hits us, it’s abusive. But, emotional abuse is often much more confusing and difficult to spot. And typically, physical […]