Stands with Fists – Healing from Abuse
I have written a book called “Stands with Fists – Healing From Abuse” to give those living in or recovering from abuse a voice. This book has been a lifetime coming. It is something I have wanted to do forever; write a book about the impact of all abuses with the main focus around emotional and verbal abuse – even though all types of abuse are included – and in doing so, give it a language and a voice. Growing up in abuse made that so. It is my belief that verbal and emotional abuse are the least understood because of the invisible nature and therefore needs to have a voice. It was the main type of abuse I have experienced throughout my life and my difficulty in being able to leave it was because it was not understood and always minimized by others when I attempted to tell. For me, it was never given the validity it deserves
Today I start a conversation with my personal story, my knowledge as a clinical social worker and the care and compassion that I extend to all of you through the lessons I’ve learned and am still learning. Having been a clinical social worker for over twenty years, I have worked with all types of abuse and neglect. I will share both my professional knowledge and personal life events to connect with those of you living or recovering from a life of abuse. Through my words, my hope is that you will find your own words and voice.
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