Welcome to the Community of Brave Women!
Leaving a life of domestic violence is a series of moment-by-moment decisions requiring brave choices and bold actions. It can be hard to believe in yourself when you have been beaten down by circumstance and a power player. This cause is very close to my heart. Do not judge a woman for her choices. I encourage everyone who reads this to help spread the word.
Why? Because someone you know needs this information…trust me!
One in four women experience abuse sometime in her life. There are brave women all over the country who are gathering around other brave women who are faced with major life decisions. They have messages about overcoming the fear, picking yourself up and starting over again. If you are in an abusive relationship, please know that you are not alone…even when you feel small, unsure and maybe even terrified.
What Is Brave Woman?
Brave Woman is a grassroots movement to shift personal and public perception of women facing domestic violence situations from a victim mentality to one of courage and strength. The ultimate goal is action to create a world community that:
- Supports difficult decisions involved in creating a new life of safety, healing and independence.
- Is aware of the presence of domestic violence and its impact on families.
OUR SHARED VISION is that every woman and child will have the supportive resources they need to live without fear in their homes and see themselves as courageous victors, finally free from family violence.
We are networking with international advocates to end domestic violence one woman, one family at a time. Become a Brave Woman Champion. Take the pledge today and join other brave women in your area. Everyone who joins the Brave Woman community receives a free download of Jana Stanfield’s song, What Would I Do Today If I Were Brave and other sources of reflection and encouragement.
I am a Brave Woman. I escaped an abusive marriage about 30 years ago. It was difficult to leave for so many reasons…because an abuser is in control of everything – emotionally, financially, physically, and mentally. Many smart and brave women have a difficult time leaving behind the situation for a variety of reasons. Please, please do not judge a woman who stays longer than you think they should. Be there, listen and love them.
What Can You Do? Become an Advocate
In addition to taking the Brave Woman pledge, I urge you to speak out against violence, talk to your legislators, review the laws in your state and local municipality. Oftentimes, the laws are not strong enough to protect women and children and, in some case, are punitive. This leaves a woman and her children unprotected, alone and in jeopardy.
BraveWoman.org helps women find a way out!
I encourage my readers to take the Brave Woman pledge see link below).
I encourage you to Take the Pledge today please!!!